Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle, dated 6/16/13. Pours clear straw gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is subdued - sweet biscuity malts, spicy rye and some slightly metallic, grassy noble hops with some stinky musty yeast.
The flavor is sweet malts and a little rye with a decent sized grassy peppery hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little thin.
Overall, a decent hoppy lager.
dbhenry (116) - 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 (55) - 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 (910) - 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 (1572) - 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 (332) - - 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 (122) - 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 (198) - 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!)
Patrickctenchi (3390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy gold, white head.
Fruity, light pine....hop aroma.
Orange malt, pine taste.
Rather more like an APA than a bock....
Pretty nice, though.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Musty barley malt aroma. Slightly hazy honey gold with a small white heat. Sweet brown bread / barley malt and sweet orange hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Meh.
ilovedarkbeer (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a yellowish copper color with a lacy off white head. Notes of caramel, earth, toffee, ammonia, fresh "green" hops, and spicy grains. Balanced malt profile with a great hop bite.