Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Kashck in Berlin. BB 04.02.2017. Pours clear golden with good white head that retains and laces well. Aroma is of grainy malts and some floral and grassy hops. Pretty funny. Tastes sweet, grainy, a bit corny even, with considerable floral grassy bitterness in the finish. Crisp, lightish on the palate. The 8% is well hidden. Overall not among the most well crafted Heller Bocks I’ve had but it’s quite nice nonetheless, definitely hoppier than most.
Sissio (1208) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Mystic Burger Montorfano
Clear blond, minimal white head
Sweet malty notes both in aroma and taste. Nothing special
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A small taste from a friend (tap) @ Hopfenreich. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is slightly sweet malts. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol and hops. Decent.
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 29, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale golden, average white foam. Aroma: malt, wine, sweet. Taste: sweet, fortified wine, malt, some alco bitterness.
italianjohn (2848) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden yellow pour with a thin layer of white head .... Aroma of sweet malts, little corn on the nose, grassy/floral notes ..... Taste is sweet and of crystal/caramel malts along with corn ... Grassy and floral hops .... Little too sweet for my liking ... Has a very slight bittersweet and dry hopped finish
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
05-Mar-2016-0,33L Flasche. Goldgelb, klar, weisser Schaum. Aroma: Getreide, Marzipan, Cardboard. Antrunk: helles Malz, Weintraube.
kerenmk (4015) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 22, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at Vagabund Brauerei, Berlin, 27.12.15. Clear gold, white head. DMS, corn and grain in the nose, DMS sweetness and a little corny in the mouth. Light-to-medium body, bitter and acetic finish.
Vinx (106) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of floral hops, maybe to high for this style. Then the caramel, the honey and the biscuit from the malts. Very elegant and balanced. Pale clear color, with medium white foam. Sweet but not cloying. No diacetyl. Well attenuated. Really a good one!
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Birrivico, Como, bb 26.02.16
Hazy blond color with medium head. Among Bocks, this one is very perfumy and floral; moderately sweet, with wheat bread flavor, straws also in the aroma; correct bitterness, juicy final.
This is like a modern IIPA to the Bock world, the choice of pale malts is very appreciated.
Bold but almost refreshing.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear straw with a short lived white head. Aroma is oldish, lemon. Flavor is loads of lemon, fruits (pineapple, orange). Finish is lemon, rather bitter, herbs and loads of pepper. Lingering lemon and herbs. Medium body, soft mouthfeel and average carbonation.