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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cool days draw us close to the warmth of home fires. This is the season to sip away the chill and embrace quiet evenings with friends and family. You hold a Wisconsin Style Honey Bock, easy going and more approachable than its traditional dark German cousin. Bock beers have existed in Wisconsin for over 150 years. This pale bock is brewed with an exclusive blend of Wisconsin two row barley that balances seamlessly with our special European hops. Naturally sweet Clover Honey was added in the kettle accenting warm flavor notes on your tongue. Whether you reminisce the passing summer sun or thrill to squeaky steps through drifting snow one thing is certain about winter in Wisconsin, this too shall pass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Has a good, balanced aroma. Pours clear, sparkling with an even white head. First taste was of a pale lager. But then it finishes with a complex, citrus, honey flavor that is long lasting. Nice blend of hops that adds interest to this beer. Another good beer from New Glarus! Worth buying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color. The head was three fingers high with decent retention. Some lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Smelled of honey-touched cereal grain and subdued grass. There was also a whiff of yeasty bread dough. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet without any significant bitterness. Carbonation was low to moderate creating a relatively smooth mouth feel. Tasted of biscuit with a dram of honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Nice dark golden pour wit ha thin white head. Aroma was sweet malt, a little caramel with a touch of something floral. Favor was really mild with a good sweet kick and a super smooth mouthfeel. Really easy drinking pleasant Bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2010
12 oz bottle
Thanks to noncaloric for sending a pair of these in a trade. I almost drank both in a single night because this is one of the lightest easiest drinking bocks I have tried that still has enough flavor to set it apart. It still falls near the bottom of the spectrum for New Glarus but that has more to do with their upper range and the style. If I could still buy New Glarus locally there would probably be a six pack in the fridge as I type this.

Aroma / Appearance - Golden yellow with strong carbonation the body sparkles with life. Delicate, the foamy head bobs like an ice floe above the liquid supporting it. Honey drizzled over toasted white bread and a mild sweetness gives this some flavor. It is somewhat weak; however it was just enough to meet my expectations.

Flavor / Palate - Honey, dry white toast, and a trace amount of sugary glazing put this a step or two above Totally Naked. Still fairly bland the finish is about what you would expect. The only unusual thing is the mouthfeel which is heavier than anticipated for what is a lightweight beer. New Glarus hasnít exactly hit a home run but this is just what you would expect for something that appeals to the masses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
12oz bottle via trade thanks to oach on BA. The appearance is absolutely brilliant. Crystal clear golden with a creamy white head that lasts. Excellent thick lacing. Aroma is pretty standard for a heller bock, with pale malt and mildly sweet honey. Flavor is decent, mainly pale malt and honey, along with considerable graininess. Some mild hop presence. Dry and crisp on the palate with medium body for the style. Overall this falls in the "good for the style" category. Very drinkable. I respect New Glarus for brewing good examples of subtle styles rather than doing just high ABV -bal aged stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear gold, with a large white head, some lace. Aroma of honey sweetness, toasted malt, some light spice. Taste is similar, with some nice sweetness in the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle at the DC local tasting. Pours a totally clear, straw yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is standard lager, pale malts, sweet, a little grassy. Flavor is sweet, grassy, a little light honey sweetness... but where is the honey? Finish is crisp. If you advertise honey, you better produce it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Pours a clear, slightly peachy gold with a 1 finger creamy white head that recedes to a nice thick skim after a few minutes and leaves a few spots of lacing. Aroma is grass, toasted grain, crusty white bread, dusty dried grass, mineral notes and nice floral hops. Flavor is sweet cereal grains, dry grass, hay, floral honey notes, a little corn, lots of crusty white bread, some nice, crisp mineral notes and a light hop bite at the finish. Palate is on the light side of medium bodied and pretty heavily carbonated (a little too heavily, but it fits the beer pretty well) and has a slightly oily entry, leading to a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11890) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. medium white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, honey, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, honey, light bread, earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Nice clean yeast; lightly sweet honey malt; just a touch of bitterness from the hops on the finish. Rather nice.

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