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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
We felt that lagers are being left out of the new revolution, so try this one! This spring, break out a bottle or three on that first sunny warm spring day when you get that itch. Make sure to grill some bratwurst and heck throw on some sauerkraut for good measure. Use a good fresh Portuguese roll and warm it on the grill as well. Serve with a green tomato pickle and wedges of goat cheese. The lager should be chilled in the snow of course!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight citrus hops nose. Flavor is piney hops and caramel. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. Bottled Oct 2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Hazy orange, light copper in color with a lasting small off white head. Aroma of alot of grain, a touch of weird vegetables?, and some light yeast, bready, and light floral hops. Taste is grainy, sweet, with some biscuity and mild toasted malts, some bready yeast, and a moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Definitely a weird take on a big helles...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2009
Amber pour with sudsy head. Very hoppy/malty aroma. I thought of this more as an IIPA due to its hoppy nature. Some sweet malts poke their heads through but then retreat in fright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Good sized off white head of fine bubbles. Reduces slowly. Light citrusy aroma with some dried grass, toasted malts and some grainy notes. Color is a medium copper. Very hoppy flavor. Bitter grapefruit and some floral hops along with some caramel sweetness and roasted grains. Noticable alcohol warming in the stomach. VERY hoppy for a bock. Finishes somewhat sweet with a lingering sharp bitterness. A decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/amber with a large white head. Aroma is malty and grainy with citrus and notes of fruit. flavor is toasted grains, caramel, citrus floral and has a touch of honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2075) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Mild hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a large tan head. Sweet malt beginning with a light hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1904) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with a thick white head and lasting lace. Aroma is primarily grapefruit (hops) with a sweet malty background. Flavor is pretty much the same with hop bitterness and malty sweetness battling it out. In the long run, the hops win.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2009
hazy coppery amber pour capped by a wispy, soapy and long lasting sandy white head. an enormous amount of ring like lacing is left behind after this eventually works it’s way down.

a gush of flowery hops hits the nose before aromas of caramel, grain/grainy sweetness, slightly oily resinous pine, orange and a hint of booze.

the flavor is again, a rush of floral hops. there’s a malty base but for the most part it’s intensely dry on the palate. caramel/toffee, pine, spice, orange and some vaporous burn make up the rest of the flavor profile. there’s a bitterness on the back teeth before a very clean finish.

the medium body gets fat and creamy at times until hoppy dryness shows up to the party to keep it in check.

i’m not sure this is a helles bock... seems more like a fine ipa. anything resembling a bock is cloaked in a huge dose of flowery hops. but i don’t really care since it tastes good and is terribly easy to drink...7/4/8/4/15/3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2009
22 oz bottle-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is grainy/medium malt-some sweet, some hops-slight bitter. Taste is grainy/medium malt-some sweet caramel, some hops-slight bitter earthy/spicy, some alcohol. Clashes a bit. Thanks jwc215 for sharing this with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Pours a nice reddish gold color with a foamy white head. Aroma of malt, hops. Flavor is malt, hops, citrus, caramel. Decent bock.

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