DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Bistro. Thin head with attractive lacing action. Gold color just to the point of turning amber. Looks and tastes pretty malty, even chewy, without that much hop at the start. Halfway through the tulip glass, I start to pick up some of the European hop note, but it never gets overpowering. Then right at the end I caught a little bite of yeasty bock spice, a reminder that this is a style that can turn to bananas very easily. But this beer doesn’t.
slowrunner77 (1679) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"The description of this beer was intriguing. It was ok, but really didn’t live up to expectations. A good food beer, but there’s not enough to really catch my interest as a stand-alone. Light in color and body, and surprisingly light on the hops given the name. The slight spice from the rye and a light bready malt backbone put this just over average, but barely."
AgentAle (681) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is fresh sweet malts and a citrus and clove hop body. Some earthiness in the body. The taste is sweet light bodied malt with some light bitterness that is quite well balanced.
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste biscuit, sweet, earthy. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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dbhenry (124) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This excellent lager is cloudy and the color is light. The hops are distinct. The only complaint is that the malt flavor is a little understated. Thus, there is a slight imbalance between malt and hops. However, it is an excellent beer.
jjh19 (58) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Yellow, small tight bubbles, a little hazy.
Smell: I got subtle Peach in the smell.
Taste: First reaction to the taste was of sweetness, then some hop character kicked in mid-taste.
Mouthfeel: Light body
Drinkability: I was really looking forward to this. Bocks are a style of beer that can be so delicious. But this one missed the mark for me. Not sure how fresh this was. Overall, it was… muted. Tough to put into words. And I wasn’t digging the hazy pour. Hmmmmm.
jrodooo5 (1015) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love the murky golden pour w/ a big white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Delightful hop aroma. The taste has some undertoning bitterness but finishes pretty clean while leaving a decent amount of flavor on the palate. It’s smooth going down & a very good beer overall!
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served in a pint glass: pours a very light copper(was expecting something darker then found out it is a heller bock) with a fluffy head of creamy white foam - really fatastic head retention & lacing The bouquet gives off a floral midly citrusy scent while the aroma adds biscuit & bread notes. Light slightly slick body, clean hop earthy herbal bitterness with a subtly nutty or biscuit malt kick. The finish cleans your palate leaving you with a puckering sensation and lingering hop notes. Interesting stuff, not really my thing but I can see the appeal. This would go great as an afterwork beer or on a hot day outside. The style is supposedly a bock brewed for spring and I can totally see that. Nicely done.
ozarkspops (360) - - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow golden hazy pour. Fluffy bright white head. Aroma is very floral. Lemony. Flavor is bready malt. Hop profile is earthy and herbal. Great aroma. Weaker flavor.
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Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant, hoppy and sweet aroma. Pours a golden orange with a thick head. Fairly smooth if a bit flat. Slightly sweet finish. A nice beer.
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benfergy (200) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is of wheat and dry hops. The hops, as I sip the beer, take on a character of grass and some citrus. The taste is very balanced between sourness and biterness. The palate is mostly strong, albeit with an unimpressive finish. That said, quite a good beer. (Note: after drinking, I checked and saw that this bottle was a bit past the due date... and it’s still quite good, so that says something. Now I just need to try it fresh!)