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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!


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2009
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop murky mud-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, metallic, caramel, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, some raisin. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - 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.

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Bottle from my trip to Vermont in Aug. Pours a nice amber color with a very light tan head. Aroma is very sweet with notes of toffee, sweet malt and some cane syrup. Flavor is pretty sticky wtih a pretty small hop bite. Not overly impressed, but it is certainly drinakble.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
22oz bottle. Poured a medium amberish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, earthy, and some grains.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
22 oz bottle. Deep amber-golden beer, thin white head. Soft sweet malty aroma. Pale straw-like crackery sweetness. A very European strong lager-like malt sweetness. Flavour is lightly floral and herbal. Fairly prominent bitterness with a lingering herbal/floral flavour. Okay, but not great.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This spicy and sweet Dunkler Bock propels bready caramel maltiness onto the potent peppery and leafy hop flavors and bitterness. Unusual for the style, and rather incohesive, this big lager remains drinkable for its size.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the pale brown.
-The nose is rather upsetting, not offering much in the way of clean maltiness.
-The finishing hop bitterness is out of proportion for the style, and does not have enough malt sweetness to be pleasant.
-Alcohol is well concealed, increasing drinkability.

Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours hazy dark copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is grainy malt, hops, citrus, and mild spicy florals. Tastes grainy malty, with a heavy hopcitrus dose, but never quite seems balanced and it does start rather hot and stay rather hot. Not terrible, but not a beer I’d rebuy.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Had this during the Backwoods Brewdown up at Hill Farmstead. Pours an orange amber with a thin white head. Grassy, honey, and grain. Sweet caramel and hoppy aromas. Long grapefruit with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Nice, smooth and crisp.


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