brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. Sweet sugar, bread, and toast. Yeast, mild floral hops, grass, and a touch of spice. Pretty straightforward flavor, too. Mostly sweet sugar and bready malt with a light toasted quality. Some spicy, floral, and grassy hops. No perceivable bitterness and a bit of yeast.
thornecb (4111) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to skim surface leaving spot lacing. Caramel and hay aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and clove upfront turning to earthy dough in the lasting finish.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, nice golden color with some white foam, aroma and flavor of sticky fruit nectar, slight bitter , nice finish
Ron (2316) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear ligth amber with the thinnest of heads. Corn and alcohol aroma. Taste is honey, corn and alcohol. I do not like this heller bock much.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Location/Date:Bottle on December 19th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma of bread, some apple.
Taste: Faint bitterness, some apple flavor, some orange, faint yeastyness.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftrtaste.
Summary: First off, thanks to the Milsky’s for providing this beer! Maybe this particular sample was too old, I don’t know.
jb (2023) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ron via Pittsford store. Clear amber, no head or lacing. Baked bread aroma, malty palate. Very basic, but decent. Well balanced, sweet, clean a bit of sour.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->SA glass. Orange coppercolorwith white head. Aroma of corn and malt. Tastes of sweet corn with some hops. Metallic aftertaste. Not very good.
Trev (1822) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Under the JospehsBrau label rather than Trader Joe’s:
Gold pour with a medium tight head.
aroma is sweet corn/grainy malt, tinged with some toasted malt and a hint of booze. Light grassy hop. Smells like most lighter bocks I’ve had.
Flavour is grassy, slightly metallic/minerally, with some honey and grain sweetness to the flavour.
mike_77 (2672) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark blond in colour. This beer has a sweet cornmalt flavour. Lacks depth.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle (JosephsBrau label). Buttery malt and light alcohol aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Slightly sweet buttery barley malt and bitter herbal hops and alcohol flavor. Diacetyl overload.