wlajwl (3343) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pale malts, mild grain/honey sweetness and beery. The flavor is pale malts, a mix of mild sweetness and bitterness and a beery finish.
tylermgaddis (16) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a standard pint glass. Nice 2 finger head, reduces to a ring of carbonation and some residual dextrin on the surface. Some residual lacing left after the head disappeared. Once in the glass, crystal clear, and light. Smells strongly of malt and honey, and some slight grassy hoppy notes. Tastes strongly of malt, with a perfect bit of honey. Sweet. I don’t know very much about heller bock, but the dextriny mouthfeel was a pleasant surprise (based purely on the visual). Solid.
jstraw (1843) - 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 (268) - 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 (9085) - 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 (2120) - 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 (139) - - 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 (4) - 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 (2162) - 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