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


on tap


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RATINGS: 109   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sebilinz (1266) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle as Magalotti. Clear golden body with nearly no white head. Aroma is fruity with some malts. Taste is malty with hints of fruits. Aftertaste is malty sweetness with slight bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Idiosynkrasie (5332) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2015
330ml bottle [as ’Birra Magalotti 1845’]. Clear, yellow-ish, pale golden colour with small to average, thick, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Expressionless, sweet-ish, grainy and strawy, pale malty aroma, filtrated almost unto antiseptic regions. Taste is sweet pale malty, slightly fruity, hints of apple, a touch of pear and banana peel, cautious hints of diacetyl. Underperformer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MarkoNm (1899) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 18, 2015
As Magalotti 1845 Bock. Pour a clear golden color, topped with a medium sized white head. Grainy malt aroma with some grassy notes in the back. Sweet and malty taste, some bitterness in teh finish with some alcohol feel. Nothing special, although nothing too bad either. Alcohol presence is a bit of a nuisance, but ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamaty (1546) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Dorada muy clara. Mínima espuma. Aroma malteado y alcohólico que traslada al sabor. Recuerda a ales belgas, pero más alcohólica y mucho menos aromática y sabrosa. Se bebe sin más.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2015
Das Bier hat eine klare goldgelbe Farbe und eine fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch scharf malzig, kräftig gehopft, würzig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, leichte Süße, dezent hopfig, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (1303) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 3, 2015
bottle at home. golden, clear shiny color, small white head. grainy smell, some sweetness, light grassy / floral, full body, quite a lot of sweetness, medium carbonation, tastes grainy, floral, honeyish sweetness, light alcoholic / floral finish. not very interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1596) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear golden color with medium soapy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, toffee, grassy hops with some honey notes. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and bready malt, follows by grainy and mild fruity sourness, mild alcohol note and medium bitter finish. Medium body, sticky texture and average carbonation in palate. Very decent, however still not fascinating...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (1440) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 26, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: clear yellow, smallish white frothy head. Aroma: malt sweetness, honey, grainy, some harsh sulfur notes, hint of grassy hops. Taste: very clean, malt sweetness, Apple pie, minimal bitterness. There’s nothing wrong with this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear, golden, orange, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, full body, soft carbonation, oily feel, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GoufCustom (1218) - HONG KONG - JUN 9, 2014

330 ml bottle as “Magalotti 1845” bought at Fürstenberg in Tsuen Wan.

Clear golden orange colour; Half finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Sweet aroma of lager malt, with light honey, strong mustyness, sugar, caramel, very light nuts and light yeast; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with sugar, light honey, very light alcohol, bread, dough, biscuits, very light lemon, faint bitter hops and very light grass; Mid to light body. Dry and sluggish palate; Mouth feel is skewed German Heller Bock - thick sluggish body with somehow thin, not very fulfilling maltyness, which has slight showing of Munich nuttiness, but really meagre. Sugar sweet, not cloying but quite uneasy, rounded with quite bready biscuity taste. Sigh… Hoppiness is no nose. Light lemon and thin grassy hops in taste. Bitterness is barely detectable, mostly sweet malt finish; Quite dry after taste; Sweet and sluggish to mouth.

Comments: This is a sub-standard Heller Bock, which has most of the attributes for the style but manifested either poorly or inadequately. Sweet taste, musty nose, sluggish palate, no Munich maltyness summed it up. In short: forget it.

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