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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Helles Bock is a bright, clear golden interpretation of a classic bock beer (see Sly Fox Slacker Bock). Made with all German Pils malt, this is the perfect expression and experience of that great malt youíll ever find in a glass.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours crystal clear yellow with a small white. The aroma is typical lager. The taste has a biscuit note but is mediocre.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2776) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
The aroma is malty, grassy, bread, butter. Clear gold, white head. The flavor is the exactly the same. The finish is noble hop bittering. Medium in body. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4842) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Tap at the goat races, my first of the day. Clear but deep orange with medium carbonation and a lacing bright white head. Malty flavor, light grape and brilliant honey, bready aftertaste, very clean medium body, semi-dry with low sweetness. Super.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, and citrus. Flavor of grain, some citrus, earth, florals, and grass with a dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
clear golden with a light amber hue, no head, not lively... limited aroma, sweet malt mess, hoppiness has no crispness, sweetness overtakes the hop immediately, bland sweet pale malts, lightest grassy hops, sweetness really detracts from the body making it tough to drink...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
In short: A clean full bodied blonde lager. Nice beer.
How: Tap at brewpub, Phoenixville location. One of the RBSG 2011 bus-trip pit-stop. Not sure why this is currently marked as retired with a dozen of rates in the past month???
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Typical low-hopped lager nose that pushes forward fresh cereals. Full round body with plenty of chewy cereals, a bit of caramel, a bit of honey, some citrus fruits, notes of iced tea. Not sure why this beer is currently flagged as retired, this beer was on tap June 2011. Both nourishing and refreshing. Everything worked in this beer and it had that lager freshness quality that I cannot put into words. We really donít get enough good session lagers from small North-American micro-breweries. But I know that one day American micro-breweries will stop making all those sweet boozy ales and will start making more clean session lagers. And donít tell me I live in a dream world otherwise Iím sending my horde of cyber-unicorns after you.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Draft at Phoenixville during RBSG. Poured a clear gold body with slight rising effervescence and a tight bubbly white head. Aroma was on the boring side with lots of grain and some green grapes and straw. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Flavor is all grains and cereal and just boring. This beer was more forgetable then drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Tap at brewpub. trans gold, thin white bubble of white head. Grainy nose, lightly berry, playdoh. Soapy flavor, light sugar in finish, fruit throughout and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Tap at brewpub. Golden yellow with small white head. Light bread, honey, hops, citrus. Pretty nice helles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Yellow pour with light white head and lace. Aroma of light paper and light caramel malt. Flavor mirrors aroma with a very light earthy hop presence. A bit thin and fizzy but nice.


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