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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4887) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
(12oz bottle) clear light gold, ring of white bubbles. Nose of saccharin, yeasty unleavened bread, unnatural, light caramel. Taste of saccharin, pretty sweet, light caramel, light body, way too unnaturally sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours dark golden with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of sweet pale malt, biscuit, toffee, caramelized wort, herbs. Medium to full bodied, lightly sweet with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a deep gold .. mild foam .. . honey and caramel shoe inserts .. . gracious in its abv level, done alright .. . ok stuff but waaay to stretched out .. . . why do they kick me?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4396) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottled, nice golden color with some white foam, aroma and flavor of sticky fruit nectar, slight bitter , nice finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (2526) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
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.

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