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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Rich Amber Bock brewed with Vienna and Munich malts. Pure lager yeast ferments this beer to create a deep malty character with a hint of caramel toffee aroma. Robust noble hops and 7.5% abv. intertwine the malty and toasty flavors. Historically, this beer is brewed once a year to celebrate the “Stark Bierzeit” (strong beer season) and to welcome the warming Spring Sunshine. (Draft Only) Starting Gravity: 16.0-16.5 ° Plato Finishing Gravity: 3.5-4 ° Plato apparent International Bitterness Units: 35-40 Color: 16.0-17 EBC


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (6611) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
On tap at Half Time. Pours a lightly hazed brown amber with a thin beige head. Sweet caramel, malt, and toast on the nose, and toffee. Light and thin, toffee and caramel. Light bitter finish. Boring and weak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3002) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
From a tap poured amber with a fair amount of head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Growler from Big Z’s. Pours a deep burnt orange with a small white head. Aroma of bready lager malt and some sweet fruits. Flavor of sweet malt, a touch of cardboard, and bready malts. A little sweet and on the bland side. Not bad just uninteresting. 7/4/6/3/13 (3.3/5)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Growler from Big Z. Aroma of sticky, fruity (red fruit and fig) malt, some toffee. Flavor more in the toffee area, but not overbearingly rich or sweet. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2805) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at Cooper’s. Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, grain and nuts, Flavor of caramel and toffee with a grainy, nutty finish. Best bock I’ve had in quite a while.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4987) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Picked up a growler of this at Big Z Beverage in Huntington NY. Pours a hazy, orange amber with a spitty white head. Grainy, malty, nutty aroma that has some slight fruits and crackers. Flavor was fruitier than I imagined, very sweet, malty flavors, caramel, some biscuit. Finish was dry. Pleasant and very drinkable. Not my favorite Maibock/Heller but good none the less.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Grainy malty aroma, some light fruity esters with hints of toffee, citrus, and apples. Very flavorful with etoh latent fruits. Chewy with some unrefined sugars to finish. Good brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
Hazy golden colour with a white head. malty, light grainy and caramel sweet aroma with notes of fruit. Malty, grainy flavor with caramel sweet notes and hints of fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
In short: A strong and superior maibock.
How: Hand-bottle from BrianK, huge thanks a lot Brian!!! Consumed within a week of receiving it
The look: Partly cloudy golden-orange body with a small off-white head
In long: Ripe citrus on the nose and some boiled eggs white. Taste is smooth, bready with very ripe fruits (citrus, apples and peaches). That typical lager sensation that I can never put into word. Alcohol is mostly absent from the flavour profile which is surprising for the relatively strong abv. Splendid body with a not-completely-baked bread mouthfeel (almost doughy) and a lot of small bubbles. Very chewy. An excellent Maibock that truly deserves to be one of most highest rated Heller Bock on ratebeer (if not THE highest one). And that’s totally justified, if only the word was that fair… Elvis would still be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Handbottle from hophead75. The color was golden/amber. The head was very thin, fizzy, and off-white. The aroma was sweet, caramel malt, and copper. The flavor was toasty, caramel, and sweet. The palate was average. The finish was sweet.


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