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

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RATINGS: 100   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1363) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Strong gold in color with a clingy white head. Cereal grain, wheat, charcoal smell with a faint backing of citrus. Thin palate hidden by aggressive carbonation, lending a rough finish. All the aromas show on the flavor profile, with the strange addition of a slight mint flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (5355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Deep clear golden, fluffy white head. Intense, bready, malt aroma, not very complex. Silky and smooth mouthfeel. A bit to sweet, and alcohol is evident.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Pours a transparent light bronze golden with a thin-lacing, wispy white head. Lightly caramely sweet and toasty pale malty aroma has a touch of German lager yeastiness. Body starts with a big, sugary sweetness, a decently viscous body, but doesn’t have much bitterness and is pretty unbalanced. Has a slightly warming sticky sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2006
Bottle from Swedish Systembolaget in July 2005.
Golden color, white head. Malt and alcohol dominating the scent and flavor. Not really balanced and not that easy to drink. I’d rather take a strong Belgian beer than a strong another one of these.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pilsener golden with a creamy, white head that leaves some laces. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Solid body dominated by sweet malt and alcohol. Somewhat crude - and very typical - strong lager, bitter finish without any refinement. But drinkable all right. 180106

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Bottle. Golden color with a white head. Has a a sweet malty body with a thin palate. finishes slightly dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2005
Bottled(500ml). -pale golden coloured, little white head, high alcohol content is well hidden through the malty, bready and grainy aroma, mild alcohol and slight bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2005
Golden beer with a head that diminished quickly. Sweet malty aroma with spicy yeastiness. Toffeeish sweetness. Soft, medium to full body. Not extraordinary, but quite enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
A yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is metallic combined with notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel leading to a slightly dry metallic end. The flavor is a lot better than the aroma - though still only average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2005
Yellow colored, little white head. Fruity, mildly alcoholic, hopped, basic and nice bock-aroma. Medium bodied. Sweet, fruity, medium alcohol in flavor, alcohol lasts. Mild hops make ending somehow dry.


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