pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at 2013 North American Organic Brewers Festival. Golden amber color. Sweet caramel syrup aroma. Sweet malt flavor and a syrupy mouthfeel.
Darkmagus82 (2006) - - APR 26, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy amber color with a one finger head of just off white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a bready and slightly grainy smell mixed with a decent showing of a lemon and sour funk smell. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a sweet orange and apricot as well as a bit of a grassy hop aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a grainy and quite sour taste with a good deal of funk and some lemon. There is a little bit of a sweet fruit taste upfront, with this flavor fading rather fast and giving way to even more sour of a lemon and apple cider vinegar flavor. Toward the end some more funk and grass come to the tongue, bringing with them even more sour and leaving one, in the end, with a very sour (for a bock) flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin for a 7.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. While the light body really is not great for the bock style, in light of the very sour tastes of the brew, it actually kind of works and makes it a little easier drinking.
Overall – Way too sour for me for the bock style. Not what I was expecting at all. No really balance and nott one I will go to again any time soon.
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 Draft at the Montana Brewers Fest in Missoula. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of peppery hay. Taste is bitter straw. OK.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Terrific Heller Bock good wheat flavors nice roast on the malt. Has tad of a kick in the alcohol.
hawanna (2638) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel, cereal, herbs, barnyard, basement aromas, golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, imho too sour for a german bock.
Iphonephan (4491) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a 16 oz can. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Malty nose. Astringent and tart flavors -- possibly skunked. Not nice.
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can pours with a hazy copper to gold body that supports a thin white head. The mild aroma offers up malts, a dab of breadiness, lemon zest and some light funky yeast. Hmmm. The taste starts with malts and some wheat mixed with zingy lemon zest and then a funky sort of yeasty off note. This only gets worse with more samples. Seems a bit infected.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear bright amber, medium head, golden tints. Grainy, bready, nutty aroma. Sweet nutty grains, spicy nuances. Not bad.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and bready. Moderate carbonation and a bit of residual sweetness. Not bad.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap in Kalispell. Starts out. Nutty with a hint of peanut butter. Turns into flavours of raisin and burnt brown sugar.