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RATINGS: 217   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonnyMadison (19) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle. Very smooth and light. The honey flavor is present, but the taste isn’t too sweet or syrupy like some honey-flavored beers. Has a touch of bitter flavor, but still very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - MAR 13, 2011
nice honey flavored bock. Very tasty and the honey taste isn’t overpowering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of joet. Thanks, Joe!! Pours a very bright, effervescent, medium-golden color; very bright appearance; fine-bubbled white head with good retention and attractive lacing; great-looking pour. This is lovely. Perfectly balanced aroma, showing lively citrus, crisp malty notes of honey and cereal, hay, hints of grass, and delicate noble hop character; the honey presence is quiet, well-integrated, and nothing close to cloying. Medium or medium-light body: creamy texture in the mouth, with moderate amounts of carbonation; the honey notes ring clearly upfront, along with mineral and spicy bitterness, creamy cereal and hay-like malt presence, everything just beautifully put together and cleanly presented: gorgeous heller bock, and shows much of the charisma, balance, and liveliness that something like the Sierra Nevada Glissade doesn’t quite reach; damn, this is tasty stuff. Medium finish, showing lingering honey, mineral and spicy bitterness, and just a nice reminder of the clover honey and noble hops that define this beer; clean, hugely drinkable, nicely balanced ending.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle from Woodman’s in Madison. Pours a very pleasant clear gold with a fluffy white head. Nose is mildly sweet, favoring Bready German malts and some nice melanoidin aromatics of round fruit. Very clean yeast profile and a pleasing nobl hop character permeates the palate. Very well balanced and fantastic. No real honey character, but I wouldn’t expect that. Fantastic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Mild, grassy and delicious. Honied sweetness with a light appearance and a thick lager mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1150) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 (bottle) Pours a perfectly clear light golden color with a dense, medium white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma isn’t particularly strong, some light floral honey, significant lager yeast, must, breakfast cereal, and some dough. Light kicks of hops. The flavor is also not particularly strong or complex, but it’s really well put together, with a restrained underlying sweetness that begins in the mid until ending quite toasty and faintly bitter on the finish. The sweetness is reminiscent of honey butter spread over toast, and exhaling after drinking accentuates this effect. Mouthfeel is medium, with fairly lively carbonation. This is simple, restrained, and highly sessionable. (re-rate) I’ve craved this beer from time to time since having it last, and I believe this batch is even better than last year’s. Just an excellent lager.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WisconsinBeer (700) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear bright yellow with lively carbonation. Visually it could be mistaken with a macro. Flavor is light and sweet, golden barley and hints of honey. Light bodied and smooth with floral and Euro hop notes. Slightly sweet in the finish. This beer is amazing! Could drink this often.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vir4030 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Pours a nice golden color with a healthy head. Not much aroma, and a nice beer flavor. Very light almost like a pils. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (431) - - JUL 17, 2013
Mildly hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is honey, yeasts, pale malts, caramel, and some mild floral hops. Flavor has a nice honey and caramel sweetness, followed by a solid malty backbone, yeasts and floral hops. Body is light and the carbonation is a bit fizzy but it’s very crisp. A great Maibock overall

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (184) - Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours crystal clear honey colored. Fluffy white head with sticky lacing. Nose is citrus. Sweet taste. Smooth.


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