ineedbeer (2958) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2020 Poured from a 16 oz can dated March 31, 2020.
Aroma is grain forward with notes of cracker, bread and biscuit. Light herbal, spicy hop notes with a light floral note. Ml
Pours a fairly clear, golden orange with a fairly large, thick, pillowy, white head that recedes slowly to a small creamy film that lingers. Medium lacing and faint legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with moderately strong malt notes of biscuit, cracker and bread notes. Medium light bitterness and light, herbal, spicy hop notes. Light floral esters.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a really nice, malt forward Bock that's clean and easy to drink. andrewje41 (6150) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2018
Bottle pour, picked up at Hop and Hound. I'm so stoked that this brewery I used to specifically seek out every time I visited Oregon is now available at my walking distance local. Amazing addition to the style here, one that I honestly don't know nearly enough about, due to mostly my lack of samples. A clean golden pour, soft fizzing head that fades. Aroma is a nice, slightly sweet earthy grain. The slightest hint of a booze in the nose as well, but it actually adds to this for me. A thicker body to this. Not really creamy, but just thick. Nice malt bill to this lager. Clean finish, but with plenty of nice malt flavor. Really well constructed lager here. troopie (3764) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2018
Draught. Dark amber with thin white head. Malt and grass aroma. Medium to full body with some breadiness. A hop fringe in the finish Oakes (24568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2018
Draught. Golden colour, delicious sweet pale malts. Yum. This is clean, well-constructed heller bock that brings out some beautiful malts, but is still dry and balanced. One of the best examples outside of Franconia. Marheb (6366) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2018
(Une bouteille provenant de Bine & Vine): Des malts miellés ridiculement enrobant avec un bouquet épicé, voire poivré qui précipite la sécheresse. C'est un tour de force encore une fois, spécialement au niveau de la céréale. Aussi collant qu'élégant.
ricke49 (251) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Nutty malt aroma. Substantial mouthfeel. Flavor goes to an unusual ‘corner’ of the taste triangle - hard to characterize - pleasantly astringent with strong earthy notes....malty, but not in the least bit sweet. Enjoyable as a sipper on a cool fall day. My goodness, does Heater Allen ever make good beer! donandres (809) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Pint from the Heater Allen Brewery, McMinville, Oregon
Sight: Amber, big foam, a little hazy
Smell: Malty, not a lot aroma, nothing bad either
Taste: Low bitterness, sweet compared to other beers, very good
Mouthfeel: light mouthfeel, even with the higher alcohol, very good follow through, sweet finish
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat but not look for FlacoAlto (4406) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2017
04/01/17 Bottle Date; Sampled July 2017luttonm (7593) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
A steady pour produces a one-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright golden color that shows a lightly hazed, yellow-golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of wild-flowers, spicy herbal notes, sunbaked grain, and nutty pale malt.
Nicely herbal and floral up front, with a peppery, spicy, herbal finish. The body has a soft fullness to it that coats the palate initially, but then cleans up and lightens with the hop finish. Suggestions of honey, without the sweetness, rich pale malt flavors (nutty notes, and not quite sweet, wholesome grain flavors), and an herbal character that has hints of mint, a touch of sage (or other woody herbal notes), some nettle, a hint of lemon zest. The malt character gains complexity as the beer warms up; the texture gets a bit more chewy and velvety; the flavor picks up more honey-like notes, which balances with the toasted, and nutty pale malt flavors quite well.
This is a very tasty beer; extremely enjoyable and one I could drink regularly.
Horse Brass Tavern, Portland. Dying lace head, rich haze orange-yellow. Rich, very tart malt. Alcohol astringent. Rich leather, some smoky malt, rich alc. Quite nice. ippopotamo36 (3759) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 11, 2016
On tap at Horse Brass pub in Portland-USA. Pours hazy orange color, adhesive white foam. Nose: yeast, crumb, grains/cereals, malts leftovers. Mouth: medium carbo, mild peppery caramel notes.
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