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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4894) - 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 (29694) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 Bottle. Pale golden and white head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavour is malty, sweet, caramel with bitterness at the end. Some fruity notes in aftertaste. (051018)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Pours a very clear pale golden with a medium white head. Lightly herbal, grassy nose with a touch of sweet wort. Flavor has notes of grain, grass, hay, bread, caramel and noble hops. Pleasantly sweet and malty. Has a definitive, ample (yet smooth) hop presence which balances out the flavor quite nicely. Ends with the slightest twinge of alcohol. Medium bodied with a very smooth and creamy texture and medium carbonation. No lacing but good head retention. I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
Bottled. Pours a clear golden, with a big white head. Aroma is of malt and grain. Taste is sweet and spicy, some malts and yeast present, as is some bitternes. Medium body, and a medium bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Medium gold, nice head. Lightly bready aroma, bit of floral hop, sweet. Flavor matched. A bock, but kind of venturing into European Strong Lager in terms of its characteristics. Not bad, just not much to it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2005
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour with mediumsized creamy head. Vegetables, malt and hops in aroma along with grassy notes. Skunky malts and hops in flavour along with frass. Mouthdrying. Much carbonation, makes you burp alot.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2005
<o>Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. Sweet, fruity and alcoholdense aroma. Flavour is malty and sweet. Is thin bodied and watery. Bland fruity flavours in the end

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Sweet and malty nose, with some light hoppy notes. Yellow body, with a small white head. Malty flavor, along with some noticable alcohol and light hoppy notes. A decent bock.


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