Benzai (6244) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared @ weekly tasting. Clear dark golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, grainy, a touch of apple juice and leaves. A bit weird combination, but it’s decent enough. Doesn’t really taste like most heller bocks I’ve had though.
DutchDrebus (3345) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @benzai. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Smells malts and grains. Tastes malts and grains mostly. Pretty fresh, nothing crazy. Medium body, soft carbo.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl Bottle from Mitra A’dam Noord. Clear deep copper colour, white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, alcohol, typical strong lager/Heller Bock, hay. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, light fruity, alcohol, candy, light-bitter finish. Light-bodied. It’s OK, but not very exciting.
mike_77 (2669) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown. Malt and caramel aroma. Thin, watery body. Light caramel flavour. A bit stale.
Senka (247) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl. Aroma of lemon and honey. Roasty malt, citrus/fruity hopps and some oak bark. Dark golden clear pour. Small head, medium carbonation. Medium body, and as its weaker sibling is smooth and creamy. Alcohol is well hidden. Enjoyable heller bock. 33cl is absolutely enough.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours hazy, light amber-brown with a sparse, off-white head.
Sweet, bready aroma.
Taste is watery barley, sweet....followed by a harsh, grainy bitter.
dutchbeerpages (1433) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty disgusting beer. Overly sweet and slightly sticky. Color is ugly too. Another horrible austrian beer. Expected more class from Stiegl. Bottle from Mitra Ebbingestraat, Groningen.
caesar (4619) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, BB 18.03.14, large sample. Clear deep golden color, short frothy off-white head. Aroma of grainy malt, slight sulphury, hay, hint of grassy and spicy hop. Bit bitter, quite sweet, slight sharp alcohol. Quite typical german/austrian stuff actually, but lacks quality.
RW80 (270) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange coloured brew, no head.
Nose: sweet,,metallic and some grass
soft carbonation, thin body.
Taste more like sweet alcoholic mass produced pilsner then as a bock.
Douberd (1550) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle, screw cap. Into a tulip glass. ABV 7%
Crystal clear body, with a bright orange golden colour on it. One finger of white head, with low retention and light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is malty, with grass and hay. Light alcohol too. Basically it smells like a strong cheap lager and it lacks the floral or herbal notes I’ve found in other heller bocks.
Tastes like one too, very malty and sweet. Lots of dirty straw, the alcohol notable but not too annoying.
Thin body, average carbonation towards the low side.
Overall pretty average, boring and without any character.