Formerly brewed at Big Rock Brewery
Style: Heller Bock
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
Only brewed with choice wheat and barley malts, select hops, rocky mountain water and our special yeast. Cold micro-filtered for even better taste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VertBaconStrips (2374) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 7, 2011
Old review from summer of 2006. Light brown with some fizzy bubbles. The aroma is sweet and really malty with some fruit like plums or something. The flavour is sweet and malty as well, caramel and maybe toffee. Im not a fan of this brew - seems thin yet thick. Glad Its gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (13428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Clear brown with a ruby hue, and a thin dissipating off white head. Nice nutty malt aroma, a bit woody. In mouth, sweet nutty malt, with some smokey notes, but rather thin and short in mouth. Maibock for the mass. Merci, JM.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Clear dark copper colour with thin beige head. Mild malt nose with hints of smoke. Smokey malt taste with mild warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours a dark copper colour with not much of a head. Light malt aroma as well as some caramel. The taste was somewhat malty, kinda thin mouthfeel. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MatKool (64) - CANADA - SEP 9, 2005
A surprislngly dark brew but lacking in flavor. Some caramel/molasses traces but they were overshadowed by carbonation and a strong aftertaste that was present. A nice change from stout and cream ales but overall tastes like a lager with color added. Still love Big Rock despite this one. (I believe its a seasonal beer anyway!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Not a Mai bock! It would work better as a traditional bock due to color and slight roast and carmel over-tones This said it is a pretty tasty beer and offers a nice escape from the western Canadaian blandness in most offerings

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
Medium red-tinged brown colour. Aroma is fruity (plums), tobaccoey and molassesy. Body is moderate (so, light for style), malty (hints of caramel and earth). Fruity overtones are distracting. But I dont think its esters, just the way the malt comes across, possibly a function of what appears to be light oxidation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Malty and a little sweet. No discernable hops. Slight rumminess and as it warms the malt profile becomes more interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Hazy brown (maple syrup) colour with a tight white head thats gone in a flash. Pretty high carbonation I thought. Aroma is of alcohol with resiny wood tones. Flavour is thin and subdued. Slight olive tones in flavour with a mild alcohol finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2005
Deep brown with a light ruby tint. Thin fast-fading light brown head. Sweet malty aromas of brown sugar, and a touch of nuttiness. Flavour is lightly sweet, malt accented, caramel and toffee with a bit of toastiness. Just enough bitterness to balance. Well made.

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