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


on tap


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1805) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - 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 (1702) - 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 (4597) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2009
Bottle, 7.1%. Weak malt aroma. Clear golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is nicely malty, slightly sweet. Good alcohol level. Very clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - FEB 15, 2009
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a short blonde foamy head. Sweet pale malty aroma with notes of biscuits and herbal, minimal grassy hops. Moderately sweet flavour, full bodied with a medium carbonation. Solid pale malty, biscuity base with light herbal accents, leading into a sweet and slightly bitter hearty malty finish with light herbal and grassy hoppy notes. Not a very complex but likeable pale Bock (04.II.09).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9302) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle: Clear, golden, small lacy white head; moderate sweetish-grainy, a bit bisquity nose plus alcoholic touch; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; bisquity flavours in the solid sweet-bitter finish. Quite a pleasant Bock.........

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle from Ace. Pours a well carbonated gold, nice persistent off-white head. Not much to speak of in the nose: a little bread, hint of yeast? Flavor is full and malty up front, it coats the lips, but ends well balanced. This is pretty delicious, and hides the 7% well.

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