Ritzn (456) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 29, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bronze amber, a little red with little beige head. Dried fruit and fresh citrus, also some booze. Overwhelming sweetness, that was too much for me, bitterness in the long finish. Full body, well balanced carbonation. Overall the sweetness ruined it for me. Apart from that a decent Doppelbock. No idea why this labeled as Heller Bock.
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Robinwood: Appeared a golden blonde liquid and a sturdy foam cap on top. Aroma smells of malted grains and a significant whiff of boozy alcohol. Beer drinks like a heavy hitting bock coming in at 6.9 ABV and leaves behind traces of wheat, grain, and just the right addition of hop that gives a nice spicing.
jmanock (36) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good pale bock. Aroma is honey, sticky crystalized sugar, fruit, floral hops, yeast.
pours amber with very little white head and lots of suspended yeast from the bottom of the bottle.
Flavor is well-balanced by hop bitterness and has a nice malt profile and bready chewiness and honey sweetness, but just enough to be interesting and not cloying. could drink a couple bottles, so not too sweet like a doppelbock or a darker bock.
Mouthfeel is slick, medium-high bodied, with a lingering bitterness. Sweetness thankfully doesn’t linger, inviting another sip.
Overall a pretty good beer. Kind of the logical predecessor to Dead Guy Ale.
Moravius (1124) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasche (50 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin-Wedding. - Orangegelb, fast kupferrot, klar; sahniger Schaum. - In der Nase bocktypische, leicht getreidige helle Malzsüße, Anklänge an überreife Banane und Honig, milde grasige Herbe. - Im Antrunk breites helles Malz, schön malzsüß mit Karamel und leichten Honignoten; grundiert von angenehm aromatischer, grasiger Hopfenbittere. Mild rezent, schwer. Recht milder Abgang mit schwach krautigem Hopfen und nachhallender kerniger Malzsüße. Beim Wärmerwerden dominiert Karamelmalz etwas zu stark. - Sehr schöner heller Bock, malzaromatisch aber nicht sirupartig, der durch milde aber aromatische Hopfung den nötigen Tiefgang gewinnt und dabei doch süffig bleibt. - Der Reutberger Josefi-Bock ist noch einen Tick stärker als der Weihnachts-Bock (P 17 statt P 16).
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear deep amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of caramel and apricots, rather metallic, with a hint of treebark and some sweet spices. flavour is mostly caramel, gently roasted pale malts, sweet spices and alcohol, with a light touch of floral hops and some honey in the finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma is malt, caramel, and a hint of honey; taste is malty with some caramel and hints of honey and fruit; finish very light bitter finish; good heller bock
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, 38th b’day drinks with mowbeer and skykob. lightly hazed golden with an excitable head; aroma of strawberry jam, honey doused breakfast cereal; sweet and jammy - plum jam, tinny bitterness, rich and intoxicating
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong malty aroma with a sweet candy component. Slightly hazy light amber with an off-white head. Strong taste of kilned malt and booze (although I don’t’ think it’s really booze in this case). Dark brown sugar and molasses sweetness is strong throughout. There’s a good German yeastiness in the background. Somewhat creamy texture due to find carbonation. This starts off strong and a little aggressive, but becomes very drinkable as you go. I’d love to try this fresh in Germany some day. Happy German Beer Day everyone!!
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber colour with an active cream coloured head. Plenty of carbonation. Surprisingly neutral aroma - grainy and up-front with its alcohols. A bigger mouthfeel, which is oily and sweet. Likeable enough.
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle I picked up at Arrowine. Pours a totally clear orange with some thin, cloudy, white head. Nose is sweet and bready, Bosch pear, Macintosh Apples, some honey, a little spice. Flavor is malt, sweet, fruity, honey comb, pear, apple. Lightly sweet, clean finish. Standard.