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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Tap - @ Jojo’s. Pours crystal clear yellow-amber with decent size white head, diminishing. Aromas of soap, yeasty, and orangey hops. Bit of bananas. Nice tastes of lively orange malts, bready hops, and citrus at the finish. Good long finish of bitter hops. Nice and drinkable. Very cool if the weather would turn.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (441) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a honey color with a stiff ivory head. Sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, and bananas. Taste is a bit of spice, sweet malts, tad of citrus, and leaves. Nice bitter finish. Has a slight metallic taste. Very fresh and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Very nice hop aroma, this beer uses Hallertau, Perle, and Fuggles hops. A noticeable citrus flavor, bitter orange maybe. A bit of sweetness on the back end. Crystal clear golden color, white head with lacing. All in all a very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2013
(tap) gold with white head. Malt aroma with some grassy hops. Flavor is sweet bock malt with some rye spiciness and grassy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pleasant and tasty bock. Light bodied, but it has an underlying richness. Malt flavors are crackery, toasty, spicy and nutty, with a honey-like sweetness at the core. Hops are herbal, earthy and meadowy. Moderate, balanced bitterness. Tastes like spring in a glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Aroma is pale malts, up front German hops and very slightly perfumed. The flavor is pale malts, citrus, tropical fruit and a mostly smooth/slightly tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1054) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bomber: Wonderful grassy, hellertau hop aroma off the top, It’s almost candy like. Appearance is a clear golden with a huge white head that lingers for quite a while. Taste has got the really nice resin like hop texture, a slight light bit of malts on the backend. Some citrus and an overall nice texture. Not too heavy in the mouth with an aftertaste of the hellertau and some light dryness. Overall, Really good stuff. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft. Pours a golden with nice soapy white head and good retention. Smell of grassy/earthy hops, a bit spicy, some floral, crisp malts. Flavor was really nice grassy hops and pale malt/grain, bready, slight;y floral as well. The hops shinned in this lager and really had that bite that I am looking for, and really played well with the malts. I thought this was among the best lager I have ever had. Just really impressed with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (515) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
Draft. Does not look real pretty and doesn’t carry a lot of aroma. That said, pretty good mouth feel. Nice strong spiciness to start and finishes sweeter. A good combo taste wise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2013
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber. Pours a clear straw yellow with a one finger white head. Really good head retention, better than I was expecting, with some splotchy lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and bread that is typical of a bock but there is a nice addition of earthy, herbal hops with a touch of pine. A little weak all around but a pleasant aroma nonetheless. Sweet caramel on the taste with some rye bread and toasted bread. The hops are more subtle in the flavor with light earthyness but the bitterness really comes through and exceeds what would normally be found in a Maibock. It works nicely to counteract the sweetness that is present and is typical of this style. Overall, a nice twist on a classic style from New Belgium. It is not particularly exciting but is pleasing to drink and something I wouldn’t mind having again.


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