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


on tap


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goubears (5) - - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
One of the hoppiest beers I found in Austria. Higher alcohol content, but quite drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CanCrusher (781) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle 0, 50L. Clear, golden colour with lively visible carbonation and smooth, white head. Medium strong yeasty aroma with some grassy hops, caramel and straw malts. Taste starts sweet with some fruit and also alcohol note, turns to moderate bitter, than finish sweet again. Average bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
inbirraveritas (1394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 2, 2013
Tap. Clear golden colour, small white head, soft carbo. Malty nose. Clean aroma lead by honey and sugar underpainted by alcohol and hints of grassy hops. Mouthfeel is slick, rather thin. Finish is somewhat corny sweet, warming and short escorted by some hops again. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (493) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 28, 2013
Bevuta come Magalotti Bock 1845, aspettavo qualcosa in più ma non arriviamo nemmeno a livelli bassissimi. Una birra dalle scarse qualità, dalla bevuta facile ma senza troppa "cattiveria" apporto di alcool deciso, scarso l’aroma e gli altri sapori. Avevo avvertito all’olfatto soltanto delle note di Mais, a dire il vero, ma niente di che.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
July 2010. Golden orange with a white head. Caramel and sweet aromas. Malty flavors with hops and caramel. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
floydian1 (1250) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 12, 2013
330ml bottle as "Birra Magalotti 1845". Bright golden pour with loose white head and scanty lace. Nose is honey sweet malts and faint spicy hops. Taste is similar to the nose with a medium body and carbonation. Rather too sweet for my taste but ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olsvammel (4717) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (8318) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RumRunner101 (902) - 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.

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