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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy brown body with a wispy, off-white head. Smell: Aroma of caramel, dough, and tart-smelling fruits. Taste: Flavors of caramel and dough initially, but very little sweetness. Mild hints of dark, tart fruits. The bitterness is cutting, almost astringent, and throws the whole beer off balance. The alcohol is quite evident. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: Oh, I wanted to enjoy this, but didn’t.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Name: Hell’s Bock
Date: 09/29/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

clear dark brown, wispy beige head, sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a light tart finish, rich dark caramel malt flavor, astrengent bitterness and a light tartness comes in to balance it, light earthy smokey character,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: *+/4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Transparent dark amber ruby with a nicely-lacing spotty tan head. Aroma of earthy grainy doughy dark caramel with a touch of light fruity tartness. Body starts fairly full with some maltiness and a drier, toasty, earthy finish. Slightly over-attenuated and possibly in the early stages of infection, but not all that bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bomber - Poured a fairly cloudy reddish brown in color with a medium light tan head. Some lacing. Aroma is flowery with some spiciness, sweet malt and hops mixed in. Some alcohol too. Flavor is malty with caramel and vanilla. Alcohol is very (too) apparent. Dark fruits with some hop bitterness to finish. I like this and would buy again...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
22oz bottle from 46er3498, thanks Tom! ours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a 1/2 finger beige head that fades to a film rather quickly. Aroma of toasty malts, cinnamon and sugar, light earth, and some alcohol. Flavor was dominated with earth/herbal/spice characteristics, not as sweet as the aroma led on. There is some light sweetness toward the beginning, but after that the taste is earthy bitterness (5-6 out of 10) that lingers through the finish. Alcohol was masked well. Medium body with moderate carbonation. JB175’s last sentence is spot-on.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Darker brown pour with caramel-hop aroma. Taste was a bit off & unbalanced - hop flavor present, but misused. Decent, but forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Decent bock, very sweet and somewhat acetic and appley in taste. Sampled at the craft beer festival. Not a daily drinker for me, but decent nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2007
Robe ambrée légèrement voilée aux reflets roux surmontée d’une mince mousse blanche. Arômes de DMS et d’alcool. Saveurs âcres de malt caramélisé et de houblon herbacé.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2007
22 oz bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (January 2007) served in a Trout Brook Brewing mug at around cellar temperature. Pours clear medium amber with a soupy off-white head, mostly diminishing and leaving scattered lacing....lightly alcoholic nose has appropriate scent of caramelized malt, light herbal qualities, and a more acerbic piney/twiggy hop aroma than usual.....the body is nicely caramel-dominant, rather alcoholic, with hints of vanilla and wood, progressing to a drier, hoppier center and getting somewhat astringent and bitter towards the finish.....somewhat syrupy, low carbonation; the alcohol is really a little too present for the size I think, but this is a decent attempt, certainly vastly better than their holiday bock; borderline doppelbock status but it isn’t really robust or "dark" in flavor enough and is a bit too hoppy and green. I think this needed a bit more lagering time and is perhaps just a bit too hoppy for what it is, but I have to say that this and the last couple of beers from these guys actually are making me more interested in what comes next. Good job.


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