jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light gold with foamy white head / Dry, steely nose of grain, resin, and light touch of honey / Medium body, fat, moderately sweet and sticky, with some but not dramatic hop balance, and light bitter finish / Flavors of clover honey, grain, and biscuit / Not an expert on Heller Bocks - this seems to fit the style, while not being special in any particular area.
akoeninger (155) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden appearance, biscuit smell with some sweetness. Some hop and honey flavor supports a sweet malt taste.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A blonde bock with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet grainy and grassy malt with light talcum, mineral notes, OK. In mouth, a sweet adjunct like bock with corn, grass, so-so. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.
ElGaucho (2033) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Honey in the nose. Honey in the flavor too. Not as strong as your typical bock. But some strength reveals itself as it warms. Understated beer that is nevertheless a quality offering.
starewich (118) - - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw color. Sweet and sparkling like hard cider. Light as a feather, drinkable as water. A nice change from the usual super-heavy dark winter seasonals.
Coolhandbrew (13) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not what I was expecting, but still pleasant. Smooth, light honey taste. Easy drinking.
scones (3) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looking at this beer, you wouldn’t think it a bock. It’s bright and clear as a pilsner, with a decent head after a tame pour. Smells biscuity, with some grass thrown in there too. Flavor follows, light and grassy and a bit bready - can’t taste much honey, though it is there. Mouthfeel is light, almost like a light lager; good amount of carbonation. Overall, a decent beer, but definitely not my favorite from them. I’d much rather have a Hometown Blonde if I were going for a lager, as I feel it’s sweeter, cleaner, and even has a bit more of a honey flavor to it, though that might just be the sweetness talking.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is light yellow and transparent with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma consists of grain, bready malt, a touch of lemon, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is grainy, with a prominent lager malt presence. Fruity aftertaste. Light bodied with moderately low carbonation. Overall, this was ok.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-08-2012
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour while at a Wisconsin wedding. As others have noted, the honey is not very prominent - I’d like it more pronounced
sdnorthrop1 (9) - - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is by far my favorite beer from New Glarus. Its smooth, good head, beautiful color. The honey isnt overpowering but its just enough to taste and smell it.