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Victory 4 Hop Bock
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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A study of hops, our 4Hop Bock blends four half batches each made with a different Styrian Golding hop (Bobek, Celeia, Dana and Aurora) from Slovenia, into one refreshing and balanced brew. With the same German pils and lager yeast used in each, the subtle nuances of the four different hop varieties combine to create an fragrant mead-like aroma with suggestions of flowers and honey, and a sweet, soft malt flavor balanced with spicy, refined hops.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft at Sedona. Cloudy yellow color, white head. Aroma of dusty white pepper, lemon. Taste is lemon, straw, pepper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Tasted from 32oz growler at the Friday night tasting at RBWG Asheville, thanks to Drake. Pours clear bright yellow with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is spicy, floral hops with some light caramel bread malt, and a very German yeasty aroma. The flavor is more malt forward with the spicy, floral hops underlying and providing a bit of nice bitterness. The body is medium with very lively carbonation and a long malty caramel and touch of bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Half-growler from Whole Foods shared at the Dumptown Inn on Friday night- thanks, Drake! Pours a pale, clear gold with no head. Notes of sweet and pale malts, straw, honey, sugar, and toast. Light-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a malty, dry mouthfeel. Decent heller bock.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1038) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft. Pours a clear true golden with an eggshell head that settles to a film and leaves some touches of lace. Nose involves soft, clean malt, some noble spice and light citrus notes. Somewhat sweet, quite bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily, softer action, creamy, with a tingly bitter finish. Tasty brew, on point style-wise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
[ Growler ][ RBWG Afterparty2 ][ 32oz+ ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, bright blonde. Nice medium white foam. Nose is apple, honeydew, house German lager yeast, fresh. Taste is soft, clean, light honeydew, sugar, noble hops. Clean and refreshing. Perhaps the first for this sometimes terrible style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2014 RBWG. Bottle shared at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share Light gold body White head. Little to no aroma. The flavor is lightly bitter without much maltiness.All in all not a bad beer, just not a Bock. Needs more malt to make this work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a earthy bread note with a touch of biscuit and cookie. Flavor has cookie, grain and biscuit with just a hint of hay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2099) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of a someone. Pours a yellow color with white head. Grainy, citrus, sweet flavors. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Yellow gold pour with white head. Aroma is flat paper. A clean paper taste with not much complexity but clean and refreshing. A clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a clear yellow appearance with a white head. Some cracker, herbal, grassy aroma. Light to moderately sweet. Finishes with grain notes. Lemon. Pretty good.


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