Ritzn (1984) - GERMANY - JAN 10, 2018
Yellow. Aroma is much DMS, some curry, quite an amount of noble hops. Taste is sharp tart noble hops with some gummy bear sweetness. Medium drinkable. Meh. FinnIckler (977) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle. Pours clear yellow. Nose is steamed vegetables, lemon grass. Palate is grainy citrus, orange. Nose is weird, beer is ok. SinH4 (6554) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle. Slightly unclear golden color with white head. Aroma is honey malts, a touch cardboard, lemongrass and vegetable steam. Taste is pale malts, a touch steamed peas. Mineralic, silky mouthfeel with natural carbonation. Ok. jonas (8277) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle. Golden, offwhite head. Sugarsnap, cracker malt, light grassy. Medium body, mellow mouthfeel. Very light hay, crackers, broad grassy finish, a little bit DMS and catty. Very quaffable. Zlotta (4135) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2018
0.5 l bottle from local 'REWE', best before July 2018. Clear, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, slightly fruity-grassy aroma of lemon peel, fresh grass and grains. Quite sweet, malty, moderately fruity-grassy and slightly floral taste of grains, light honey, fresh grass and some lemon peel, followed by a short, moderately bitter, slightly dry, rather grassy finish. Medium to full body, almost oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice Heller Bock with unexpected grassy noble hop aroma and therefore not as cloyingly sweet as many fellow Bocks.
Dedollewaitor (16539) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Steaw, bread, whiff of alcohol and a whisper of marzipan. Dryish bitter finish with noteable alcohol. Mariusz (12300) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2016
Pours a clear golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt. Flavour is alcohol, caramel, malt, grain. Medium body. Beerhunter111 (23257) - Beerland, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2015
50cl bottle from the brewery. Pours clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of straw, mild hops. Taste of dry hops, mild bitterness, straw, floral notes. boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
It’s my 2nd beer from Rothenbach Brauerei, a Aufsesser Heller Bock (Lighter Bock). It’s 6.5% and hard to find in an internet search. I often find the regular, darker Bock, but not this one. I’ll translate a sentence from the back label:
"A strong beer from the good old time, spicy/full-flavored and stout/bold in taste. A long maturation in a cold and dark Lagerkeller guarantees the balanced and excellent taste, guaranteed by the Braumeister of Ausesser Brauerei."
Aroma is weak, maybe a little München malts, but not much else. Color is deep golden with a bright white crown of foam sitting on top even a few minutes after the pour. So far, it could pass for a Pils, though a rich, dark golden one. The taste is... wow... very malty, - sweet and decent amount of smoke for a backbone. It’s thick, feels like dreaming of a warm blanket wrapping around your tongue. It also has a decent amount of Noble bittering hops to go with the smoke. Overall, it’s a wonderful balance of sweet maltiness of a Märzen with a bitter and smokey front and after taste, though neither of these flavors overwhelms. The aftertaste, though, is a really rich, sweet Münchener malt, really prominent. I have to say, I’m usually not fond of smoke nor German bitter noble hops, but this a great beer! fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Bottle 500ml.w. swing top @ home.
Clear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sweet malt, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, fruity hops, metalic. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, fruity, sweet malt, dry, sugary, light hoppy, initial flavor has some ash and smoked bitterness. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft.