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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Wow. I was very impressed with this Bock from TJ’s. I picked up one bottle at the TJ’s near Union Square, NYC. Pours a rich golden-brown, medium head and considerable carbonation. Taste is sweet with hints of honey. Smooth and full-bodied, the beer is strong but not overbearing. Quite tasty. It seems like a bunch of other raters weren’t too impressed with this brew, but I really enjoyed it - especially considering it cost $1. Anyway, give it a shot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2007
Aroma of sweet fruit and malt. Light amber color with very little white head. Starts malty sweet, chewy, with a little stone fruit. Not a great deal of hop. The finish isn’t very dry, and it isn’t very bitter. Pleasant enough.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13330) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle 12 oz. Clear dark amber with a large white head that diminished slowly. Moderate aroma of malt and hops. Medium body with smooth texture. Moderate flavor of spice and hops with a moderate sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2006
(12oz bottle, bottled 3/15/06) Crystal clear amber body topped by a medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cereal, light caramel, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cereal, honey, herbal, light chocolate. Alcohol presence quite noticeable, particularly in the finish. Watery medium body with light stickiness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12679) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet light malt, slight hops. Taste is sweet light malt, secondary towards metallic/herbal hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s in Richmond. Pours a light amber color with a medium off-white head, poor retention and lacing. Grainy and grassy aroma with some citrus notes. Taste is grassy with some grainy and fruity notes as well as some subtle bitter hops. Medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (11311) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Pretty typical from my experiences with Trader Joe beers. Pours pale golden-orange with a medium thick bone white head and decent lacing. The aroma is a little musty, with sweet malt and a bit of citrus. Medium-bodied and clean with sweet malt flavoring, as well as some citrus and hops in the background. Lingering spicy hops aftertaste keeps the malty flavor from becoming cloying, yet overall this brew is not quite balanced enough to be an enjoyable session beer. Just a little below average, but worth the roughly 83 cents per bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with ughsmash (thanks!). Poured a deeper golden color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, and grains. Tastes of caramel, and grains.


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