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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Heller Bock
Vorchdorf, Austria
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional bock-beer-speciality of Castle Eggenberg. This beer is brewed only seasonally and therefore available during Christmas and Easter holidays. Careful and slow fermentation and maturation make Festbock a desired beer not only in Austria but also in Italy, where it is exported in 30 lt. kegs.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Advent Calendar #16. Golden, no head. A bit of ethanol to the nose and taste, otherwise what you’d expect from a heavy helles, I guess, with slight noble hops, pepper, and DMS. Yeast seemed clean. Finish wasn’t offensive, just a little bitter. My friend said it tasted like a heavy Budweiser.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olsvammel (3562) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from a friend. Smell of corn, honey and sugar. Similar taste with a boozy finish. Tasted like a regular industrial lager but with more ABV. Too thin to carry the flavours.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle, Dec 16th Beer Advent Calendar. Medium golden, clear, with an average foamy white head. Sweet grainy aroma and palate, a little apple, a little metal. Forgettable.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RumRunner101 (809) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Golden pour. Aroma is sweet, bready malts, hay, corn. Medium bodied, hight carbonation - quite crisp. Flavour is creamed corn malt. Alcohol is quite noticeable and finishes like a shitty whiskey.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrewturba (1085) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a clear yellow with small white head leaving behind a little lace. Aromas consist of sweet crisp pils malt, and alcohol. Flavours I’m getting are pale malt, light sweetness, booze, toast, very light hop presence.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1342) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a clear golden color with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet grain, corn and booze. Taste is sweet malts and bread with a mild hoppy/alcohol taste. Average beer at best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
330ml brown bottle from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Gold colour, clear. Bright white head, small in size but creamy and tight bubbled. A few spots of lace, but pretty minimal. Nose is malty with a little sweetness. Taste has grains, a little bready sweetness, light grassy hops. A little sweetness in the finish, light grassy bitterness. Alcohol stays well hidden, drinks easily, pretty basic light coloured bock.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Dec 16 CBAC. Now this is an effervescent beer! Supper bubbly maintains a nice restrained constant white head on gold. Pairs well with beef jerky. Very approachable drinkable higher ABV without being malt liquor. Light grain note and hint of alcohol.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
(0,33l bottle) 2012 Advent Calendar. Pours a thin, quick dissipating white head atop a clear yellow body. Nose of nail polish and grain. Bland flavour some corn also makes an appearance. Very milky on the palate and leaves a lasting lactic finish. Pretty lame. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPod

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
330mL bottle, pours a clear light golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of honeyed corn malts, grainy notes and straw. Flavour is sweet, with notes of bready, grainy, corn malt, straw and a hint of hops. Very light-bodied and unassuming, with an inoffensive flavour profile.


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