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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Meet the first in our new Hop Kitchen series: A German-style springtime lager brewed with rye then loaded with Hallertauer, Perle and Fuggle hops for a spicy, earthy aroma. This Hoppy Bock Lager offers a medium body and slightly sweet malt character perfect for your spring hop-fling.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TwoSipDip (8879) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Aggie Liquor in Fort Collins. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with a white head that doesn’t have the best retention. Fairly earthy, floral hoppy aroma with a bit of spice and grains. The rye comes through with a fair amount of spiciness in the flavor. Fairly grainy, herbal, moderately fruity flavor with a dry, herbal, earthy finish. Ehhh ok. New Belgium just hasn’t been able to come through with a great lager yet, unfortunately.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Mineral and light spice aroma with light grain. Mineral and bready malt flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Mineral and bready malts linger with citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nikiel (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours light gold with white foam. Smells very sweet with hints of citrus. Tastes sweet and lightly bitter with the mild caramel flavor i expect of a bock. Nice springy, mild, drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5924) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Light orange pour with a small white head. Nice spicy rye element. Good hop bite. Not a ton of depth, but good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (425) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber. Clear golden pour with a two finger, foamy white head. Subtle aromas of citrus, yeast and rye. Initial sweet flavor with light spices turned to a sharp, soapy finish. Well carbonated with a dry texture. Refreshing but wasn’t crazy about how these ingredients blended together.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1281) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2013
hoppy bock pours a rich golden with a fine head of small white bubbles. Nose is sharp with floral hops. Taste is dry crisp and clean. Mild malt in mid taste. Finishes with good slow warming hop bitters. Nice beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Pale yellow with a pale head. Aroma is citrus, coriander. Light bodied, fresh and crispy on the palate, bittersweet finish. Taste is honey, citrus, grass.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2068) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
650 ml bottle from Sprout market. Pours a hazy gold color with a medium white head that has great retention. The aroma was very mild and largely indistinct with some grains and breads. The taste was subtle with grains, breads, cooked vegetables and piney/spicy hops. The palate was medium with lively carbonation. Finished long and dry with lingering spicy hops. Overall: meh

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
Light citrus and bread nose. Taste is nicely balanced. Not as hoppy as name suggests. Taste has some orange peel and bread undertones.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle: Poured a golden color with pillow top white two finger head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is light hops that brings way to malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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