omhper (20669) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Hagges Bärsklubb, Nynäshamn, Sweden. Golden colour, small head. Buttery malt aroma. Dry with deep, firm gemtle maltiness. Grassy and strikingly hoppy with lingering very bitter finish. An excellent bock!
3fourths (8494) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Bottle at the brewery, shared by Stefan Zehendner. Pale gold,effervescent with a still white head.
Nutty, toasty, musty aroma with strong minerals. Nose is spicier than the maibock, seedy/ toasty, more malty as well... just as mineral-heavy as his other beers. Superb cleanliness. Honey / mineral finish. Medium-full body. Hard mineral water + carbonic acidity + rich melanoidin fullness in the mouth. Faint oxidation doesn’t spoil the fun. (3.7)
November 2014 from the maturation tanks at 8 weeks: stellar, soft and velvety, perfectly clean, very expressive. Winner icky sticky rich melanoidin bomb Heller Bock. (4.2)
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy blond coloured with a firm and quite long lasting off-white foam; malty aroma with aromatic notes of oranges, herbs and a touch of alcohol; full-bodied, strong and bitter/sweet; some residual sugars in a long malty and fruity (oranges again) aftertaste; long warming alcohol touch - a beautiful, very balanced bock
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, Abseits. Gloriously unfiltered tan with a massive head. Fresh, herbal and bready, and a fair bit yeasty - a nice, complex aroma. Big fresh malts with lots of yeast and a faint spicy hop character. Excellent bock.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Outbound train tasting! Light haze on this gold beer, little pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate, semi dry. Sweet malt with a nice touch of the German nuttyness. Light floral note. Malt cream. Mild sweet dried fruits. Finishes soft and airy. Delicious. One of those German beers that just grabs you and say ’listen matey - I’m a good beer okay!?’.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Cafe Abseits. Hazy yeasty honey, like natural honey color with stable head. Fun and healthy yeast aroma is fruity and floral, a fun bouquet. Nice thick palate is slightly granular. Well-spiced with delightful hop finish. Why can’t more pale bocks be so nicely hopped like this?
RichTheVillan (4144) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sixth train beer of RB Black Country Beer Bus Bash; hazy golden pour white head, fruity aroma, a bit wheaty a bit meh, I’m not great at describing German beers, but this one was good.
ippopotamo36 (666) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Birre Sotto l’Albero festival in Rome-ITALY (Macche and Bir&Fud). Pours hazy deep yellow, frothy white head. Nose of unfermented beer most, milled grains, pale malts. Mouth: refreshing, easy drinking and good balanced bock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pivnizub (9165) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Abseits, BA): Hazy, small stable off-white head, golden, moderate to solid hoppy-worty nose with a malty touch; solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, very soft; lingering hoppy-malty finish. Very good, very well balanced franconian Bock.......
swoopjones (6734) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at brewery, thick yellow orange pour. Sweet malts, orange marmalade, nice dose of bitterness. Full mouthfeel. Very nice bock