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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2005
Pours a nice copper color, good head and lacing, massive carbonation. Aroma is great! Sweet malts balancewell with aromatic hops, honey, something floral (think clover), and fresh-baked bread. Flavor is nice and toasty, some toffee, again with the honey, an herbal,veggie note, grassy dry hop finish. Palate is sufficient for the style. Great for the price.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - APR 19, 2005
Malty with a slight sweet alcohol flavor. The warming of the ABV comes through in the end. A very nice beer all around.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2005
Clear, dark gold pour with a short lived head and no lacing. The aroma reminds me of many of the European megabrews with a bit of skunk to it. Some bubbles, strong hops and a slight malt aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Pours light yellow with a thin white head. Smells like bitter nastiness. Tastes like it smell and mold. Aftertaste is pretty nice though. Not nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Norton (328) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Bottle. Nice orangish auburn deep gold color. White head fizzles out instantaneously. Strong hops presence perhaps a bit too tart. I am sensing some butterscotchy flavor on the back of my tongue. Doesn’t drink as heavily as the alcohol would make you think. Decent.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Clear golden hue, moderate head formation. All malt, mild cardboard aroma. Pretty simple flavor, lightly sweet malt, grassy, mildly biting hops. Tatstes like a standard lager rather than a bock.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Brilliant deep gold, thin wispy lacing. Grainy, sweet, and bready, mildly floral. Decent flavor, lots of bready sweetness, light toffee, nutty and a bit hoppy at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Golden amber color. Head is medium and foamy with nice, pillowy look. Some lacing. A nice, malty flavor. As you may or may not know, TJ’s brand is brewed by Gordon Biersch. I like this Bock better than the GB Blonde Bock (which I also like very much.) Quite frankly, this is an INCREDIBLE bargain at the price. I will be going back to TJ’s and buying half a dozen six packs. Can you find a "better" light Bock? Of course....but NOT at this price.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2005
I thought this was an average Bock, and agree with some of the other guys, no head and seemed a little lacking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Clear gold with a medium white head. Malty, fruity and lightly floral aroma. Very sweet. Taste has notes of grain, wheat, grass, floral hops and some clove. A little bitterness and alcohol detected in the finish. Body is full and round with very lively carbonation. Not much lacing or head retention. Not bad, but boring.


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