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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
500ml bottle. Golden-yellow color, more or less transparent. The aroma is fresh and sweet. The taste is sweet and malty as well, displaying a lot of classic bock qualities, but with a stronger hop backbone than most Heller-Bocks. Big and rich, with a slightly pungent sweetness that melds quite well with the alcohol and yeasty flavors. A great beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle: Bright golden with half of the volume being absorbed by a solid white foam top, yet it’s silently still. The aroma is super sweet and the mouthfeel is slippery and smooth. This has a musty bite with a starchy, airy bite, reminding me of some cheap American macrolagers like Old Milwaukee or something. Quite an odd impression for me to get, huh. I’d still love this with a big ol’ greasy bratwurst. (#3266, 1/3/2008)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2007
yellow color, some white head, hoppy nose, decent malts with stale hop flavor, ok beer, again at Smokeless Joes

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1419) - 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 (5626) - 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 (7132) - 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 (7979) - 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 (25083) - 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 (5894) - 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


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