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Brewed by Pivovar Náchod (LIF)
Style: Heller Bock
Náchod, Czech Republic
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Mid-fermented beer with full richness, soft distinct bitterness, strong relish and pure hop aroma.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jigglyjock (163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Pours a crisp, clean, golden yellow with a medium foamy head. Flavor is moderately sweet with a light delicate hop bite, and finishes with a soft bitterness and strong alcohol presence. Velvety mouth feel which is also delicately carbonated.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2005
Bottled. An old gold coloured lager with afountain of bubbles but no head. The aroma is sweet malty and buttery, quite heady and a sign of the alcohol to come. The taste has that warming industrial Eastern Euro Strong Lager character together with more sweet butteriness but there’s a litle hint of something citrus in there. Not bad but you wouldn’t have a session on it... or would you??

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
(330 ml bottle: Obtained in trade with slob, thanks Bert!) With a bottle date of 11 months ago, this is tasting a little old. Moderately sweet, fruity, lots of buttered bread, plus also a moderate alcoholic bite. I wouldn’t mind this beer, except there’s also a fair amount of cardboard and bitterness in the finish, and that harshness is kind of ruining the beer for me. Medium bodied, sweet mouthfeel, but not sticky. The nose is sweet, fruity and bready, with an aged, slightly cardboardy lager aroma. Medium golden color and slightly hazy. Off-white head barely reaches a finger’s width on the pour, settling to a thin layer. Too many negatives for this beer to overcome. Still, taking the good and the bad as a package, this isn’t too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2005
To spec this had no hop flavor. very lite on the cove aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color. Good head. Medium malt flavor. High in Alochol a nice beer to style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Clear, golden coloring, creamy white froth, assuredly collapsing. Lager-y nose, not getting blonde bock impressions at all...I’ll sniff anew and see...there’s really not much here but grainy husk. Taste: buttery, malty, sweet a touch but drying in the end. starts odd and awkward, but essentially decent. Medium/light bodied, malt dominates the taste, slight toffee and butterscotch in the finish, which stays it’s ground on the palate for a while. I was unimpressed at the start, but by the pint’s mid-way, I liked this one better and better. Let’s say that I warmed up to it. Not bad, not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Poured from a Primátor Blonde Bock Beer bottle. It pours to a thick white creamy, bubbly head that diminishes to a thin but still appealing head. The lacing is fairly decent. The body is a hazy straw color. The aroma is honey and "bread and butter" style pickle relish. Odd for a beer, but didn’t smell "bad". The flavor on this beer is not very good. Barley with more of the "bread and butter" pickles. No real pickle flavor, just imagine the pickle brine. Sugars, sweet butter. Not unappealing like the last beer I had, fortunately. I suspect this beer would make a pretty interesting bratwurst bath. If I had bratwurst to cook up, I’d try it. The palate is refreshing and light. About what I could hope to have on a hot/humid day. Overall, not a great beer. I’d rather use this one for boiling brats. This use is where I suspect this beer would shine. I reheated a hamburger in the microwave submersed in this beer. It was quite good. This beer is a cooking beer, not a drinking one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Copper color with 1/4 of the mass going to head. Alcoholy-malt aroma with a rigid sugar tone in the flavor. Pure strength in the malt-sugar base. Not for those with weak knees.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (9039) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle: Dark golden colour, thin white head, quickly diminishing; sweetish nose: honey, cookies, caramel with a tinge of hops; sweetish flavour, full bodied, slightly bitter aftertaste with distinctive alcoholic notes. Quite well quaffable, but not impressive, too much on the sweet side........

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2005
(bottle) Clear and pale amber body with a medium sized white foam. Slight sweetmalty nose with fruity elements of oranges, but also the alcohol comes through. Sweetbitter flavour, medium body, lively carbonated, slightly alcoholic hopbitter finish. All in all a decent Bock-like brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2005
Light amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet maple with some wood and vanilla. There are also some hints of almonds. The taste is a light toasted bread with some slightly grassy lemons. This is a decent brew that is good for a long summer night.


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