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


on tap


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RATINGS: 110   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Nice and tasty. Aroma is floral and spicy. Flavour has average duration, and it’s sweet, with light bitterness. Oily in the palate, and medium body. Yellow colour, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
The Etruscan (629) - Tuscany, ITALY - NOV 21, 2009
White weak head. Deep goden olour. Aroma is malty, with grainy notes and a hint of hoppy and alcohol. Flavor is malty with bready tones, very watery, eding in a no-carachter finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (8061) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2009
chiara schiuma non abbondante discreta persitenza note leggremnte maltate un po di estere leggera frutta acerba in bocca lieve dolcezza da malto un po di amaro media secchezza

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2009
Small head back to mild cover,good carbonation,nice clear gold pour,aroma hoppy fruit,floral,fl;avour fruit taste,hop bitter,lemon taste citric peel,sweet taste of suygar or alcohol,finish hoppy frut tastes nice bitter,session fest ale alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1937) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 13, 2009
I can se how this beer languishes in the 36th percentil at 2.92 as it does look like, at least at first glance, to be a souped up lager with a big dose of malt and alcohol. But, the sweet malt action is very well crafted and the slippery palate structure, not doubt helped in part through the alchol, is really quite attractive. The flavours almost stray in Belgian Ale territory with pongy candied malts. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle labeled Magalotti 1845 Bock. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Light malt aroma, slightly sweet. Very average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle. The bottle I tried was labelled ’Magalotti 1845 Bock’. Poured clear golden with a quickly diminishing, little white head. Smelled like cooking lager with metallic and soapy overtones. Flavour fairly bland as well with grains and a bit of sweetness. Alcohol well hidden though. A bit of a letdown really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 24, 2009
Bevuta come "Magalotti 1845 Bock", comperata all’Ipercoop di Genova (Bolzaneto); birra di scarsissimo impatto, tipicamente prepotente heller bock con piccante pronunciato e un bel po’ di metallo. Difficile da mandare giù, non terribile ma tranquillamente evitabile; c’è chi l’ha provata col gelato al limone per la disperazione.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Sampled in Kitzbuhl. A pretty nice brew that was good out of the bottle. A good darkness. A pretty good spicy twang to it. Well made and intreging.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
obguthr (5698) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Grain and lemon grass aroma. Clear yellow with a thick lacing white head. Cloying with noticeable alcohol. Sweet grass finish. The alcohol is distracting and disruptful. Not at all up my alley, but to date, nothing from this brewer has been.

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