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Sierra Nevada Old Chico Pale Bock

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Pale in color, yet very full-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3611) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. Aroma is hard to detect due to all of the smoke in this place from the pizza oven. Maybe a light bready malt. Transparent golden yellow body with a medium white head. Starts with a bit of a metallic character before it becomes a little sweet with cereal in the middle. Finishes with a bit of an herbal hop flavor. A decent Heller Bock, as far as Heller Bocks go...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ Patrick’s Haus. Clear golden pour with a white head. Lots of yeast and sulfur on the nose. Sweet grain and bready malts, too. Light hop character of grass, earth, and spice. Somewhat estery, too. Light graham cracker, smoked almond, and baked apple. Okay. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2146) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body. The aroma is rich caramel. The taste is caramel and molasses sweet. The texture is medium. The aroma is good, the taste is okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (3901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
12oz bottle from Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is mostly malts. Flavor is sweet malts, some alcohol and some hops. Pretty decent, if a bit underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (4042) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2015
22 Aug 2015, bottle. light gold, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sweet, straw malt. med body and mildly fizzy. straw malt, tangy, mild alcohol. nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4111) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2015
12 oz bottle purchased yesterday at the Mills River, NC brewery. The aroma is more hoppy than malty; lightly spicy. The flavor is just as one might expect for this mix of styles: tastes like a pale ale (although this is a lager) with some (not quite 50%) bock added. Feel: smooth body with crisp and lively carbonation. O: Distinct yet highly drinkable, I can readily understand why this re-introduced beer is a "cult classic".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (3849) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours a clear golden from the bottle with dissipating white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of pale malts and earthy crisp yeast. Taste follows, hint of bitterness, apple and dirt. Clean and full bodied, soft carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Crystal clear gold with a small white head. Malty sweet honey and cereal nose. Flavor is grainy with some alcohol heat and apple skins.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13823) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at the SN tap room. Pours amber gold with a white head. Lite citrus aroma. Med + body. Flavor of light malt, tho not really bready, and citrus. Neither sweet nor dry. Mildly bitter. Rather refreshing and pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 03/12/15. (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co) Chico, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Mild sweet malt and some hops in the aroma... mild aroma it is. The flavour is mild hops, some sweetness and mild maltiness. Very drinkable. Hoppy for a Heller Bock.

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