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"Hofbrau" in German means "the brew of royalty." Trader Joe’s Hof Brau Bock is a fine example of the regal brewing traditions still found in Germany today. This outstanding bock is golden in coclor, very rich and moderately hopped. 22 IBUS. Brewed with three types of imported malts, Hallertau aroma hops and lager yeasts.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Big grainy, booze laden malt aroma. Golden copper color, surprising effervescence. Sweet sugary taste, flavor is more strong alt than bock. Flush smooth body, seems pretty filling. Not the equal of some other Biersch offering for TJ’s.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (660) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Orange pour with one finger orange head. Smells orangey wheaty and appley. Tastes tart briny mid-range herbal hops leaves a sourdough taste in your mouth. Also sorta dry alcohol finish. Not too sweet as many people seem to claim. Lots of flavor for a bock. pretty good!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deryk (5) - Elgin, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
Easy drinking light bock with satisfying taste. When compared to Yuengling bock the Trader Joes is much preferred.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3508) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a golden color with aromas of grain, husk, light earth and some floral notes. Flavors are the same, nothing special, decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
Clear gold with thin white head. Not much aroma, and taste isn’t very distinctive either. Toasty malty sweet and that’s about it. Light alcohol flavors. $2/12oz

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle (as "JosephsBrau Hofbrau Bock") from Trader Joe’s in Athens. Big crude malty aroma, some alc. Clean medium straw color, with a slightly rocky head. Hard sugary intial, with a tinge of hops / gets roasty in mid, with caramel / sweet, near cloying, at final. Medium body. Not so good. A cheap-tasting brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Went to a friend’s for a bonfire the other night and saw this new-to-me brew in the cooler. My first of the TJ’s brews. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy honey-gold with a thick white frothy cap on top. The nose carries some sweet floral tones, fruity sweetness, and a slight dry huskiness on the closeout. Smooth carbonation. Subtle bite, with a slightly oily feel. Mild fruit-like flavor, apples, honey, crackers. Pretty mild unoffensive beer. Nothing that exciting, but I wouldn’t turn one down. A refreshing easy-drinking beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
akoeninger (396) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Golden clear, looks like a standard light lager. Grassy hop smell, overall sweet not balanced enough, Not very bock like.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, earth, dough, light herbs, and honey. Flavor of grain, citrus, light herbs, and grass.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Malty and grainy nose with light fruit notes. Malty and grainy flavor with light apricot accents and a sweet finish.


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