Travlr (25547) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel and light pine. Taste starts sweet, then a tad of bitterness. Decent. DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear deep golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of nice herbal, piney and slightly floral hops and some malt. Flavor has light malty sweetness with some caramel notes, herbal hops and a bitter finish, a bit alcoholic. Medium-bodied. Not bad, quite refreshing even (it’s not easy to find refreshing Heller Bocks). argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled 1/26/11. Large off-white head, crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is mild, some grass/grapefruit, light honey. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, lemon/grass/grapefruit, some honey, caramel, light alcohol warming. Medium body, nicely drinkable. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle from a local Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a medium frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and bitter floral, spicy hops. The taste is caramel malts, some toastiness, bitter herbal hop notes. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Decent, but fairly boring. hopdog (12821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap. Poured a medium to deeper golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, some citrus, and toasty. Lighter alcohol in the finish.
DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Capone’s, and I believe this is my 2011 maibock cherry popper. Dark straw pour with 3-finger fluffy white head. Nose is floral and earthy, with hopcitrus, apricotty fruit, definite noble hops. No transient hops in this one; no sir. Tastes earthy, rich, fruity, with a big hop element and some cloying sweetness. Smooth finish, and very good. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
355mL. Pours a super carbonated clear light orange. Small white foam. Nose is candied orange syrup, small perfume, wet cardboard. Taste is very sticky, boozy, sickly medicinal, some saltwater sweat. Palate is cereal stake grain like a malt liquor. Very poor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone radagast83 (8193) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color, small off-white/white head. Aroma is light malts, grassy (almost like grass after a rainstorm), cloves. Flavor had notes of light malts, lemongrass, fresh cut grass, bitter hops. Certainly not what I expected, though not really in a bad way. Keep brewing beers like this. Braudog (6793) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Textbook pour, golden orange, quite active, with a staunch but thin bright white topping of rocky foam. The aroma is, well, beery ... sweet and malty with a hint of citrus. The beer drinks with a rich texture, silky and smooth. A beautiful example of style, this quaffable beer has an evident alcoholic kick, but is sublimely refreshing with a mellow sweet character. (#4115, 5/22/2011) mansquito (6716) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2011
From my dear brother: Pours a perfect pour, with a nice frothy white head and a golden orange body. Aroma is of candy, a touch of hops, sugar, and bread. The taste is what was the real surprise. Heller Bocks are a notoriously difficult style and this one knocked most of them out of the water. No alcohol burn (big plus!). Really smooth. Slight sweetness, with sort of bubblegum and European candy notes (difficult thing to explain...). A subdued hop bitterness is also present. Basically, my expectations were low, but instead I got one of the better Heller Bocks I’ve ever had.