Flying Dog Heller Hound Bock

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Heller Hound Bock is a crisp and malty Maibock, brewed with a special combination of Vienna and Munich malts. With a rich mouth feel and a subtle hop finish this is the perfect brew for toasting the sun's return.
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Pours orangey with .5cm of head, like a cloudy Summit EPA. Smells like nitrogen-leeching wet greenery and warm pineapple. Mouthfeel is soapy and thick, with very little carbonation in sight. Make that buttery and damn near flat. Finish is tart and sticky. Feels like someone blended hops with a jug of light malt extract and poured it in my glass. I’m bummed that I have 5 more of these to drink.

alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear dark golden/light amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale bready malts, light toasted, light caramel, just a bit of fruity character, light apples, grass, very mild bitterness to the finish. Not my favorite from them.

Capa (3325) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Dark with a tan head. Aroma was molasses malt, light cocoa, grain, and some dark fruit. Medium thin body. Flavor was OK. Grains, sweet malts, spicy, and light fruits. Was decent.

nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Sampled at House of 1000 Beers. I won’t spend a penny on this brewery again. Typical Flying Dog beer….weak, meek, uneventful. Single dimensional.

yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Aroma is balanced, some light bitterness and some sweetness and grain. Flavor is light and crisp with some hops and caramel malts with that hint of pils type flavor.

williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Appearance is a hazy light orange. Clear and with some carbonation. Some good lace. Toasted malt aroma with a darkly sweet undercurrent, like a mild barleywine. Full-bodied and nice. Has an excellent sweet flavor, like a sour berry. Strong and nice. Mild barleywine-ish flavor and quite a good one. Sweet malt. Honey and red wine too. Also a blast of heavy alcohol. Feels thick and a tad syrupy. Substantial, but definitely not chunky or overwhelming. It’s really nice and strong. Sweet and bitter and everything else.

hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
A bock and a half! I do not know what you people are comparing this with? Want some powerful flavor? Look no more, looking to compare this with a pie in the sky "super beer"? Get a counselor, really get a life. I have been around bock beers for over 40 years, accept them for the seasonal beers they are.

CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a deep golden and has a large head that goes away quickly but leaves lots of lace behind. The flavour was of malted barley with a light toasted graininess, a bit sugary, dry yeasty, a fleeting spicy hoppiness, and a banana fruity and dry malty finish. Decent, yet drinkable, beer. Would be exceptional on warmer days.

elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold-orange with a medium sized head. Aroma of yeast, apricot, and lemon-sugar water. Flavor is mildly malty, with a citrus finish. I detected a little funk in the finish that isn’t supposed to be there. This brew reminded me of an inferior version of Stone’s Vertical Epic 8/8/8. This lacks character.

Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Finally! my search for this brew is over. Old bottle, at least 2 years, found in the back bin at woodys. Pours a clear light gold with brilliant white thin head. Sweet vanilla and honey nose, not unlike the strong euro lagers ive had recently. Extremely sweet maltiness with the faintest bit of hop bittering in the finish. Nice creamy body with moderate carbonation. And as with all FD beers, you gotta love the label art.

pootzboy (1760) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
12oz. bottle. Poured a light amber color with a nice lacing cap. Aromas of cooked cereals with a little toasted toffee and some grassiness. Chewy malts in the front like a Marzen but the balancing hopping is woody-earthy like spalters and tattnangers...slick viscous mouth feel...finish is wet and warming with some sweetness and a strange taste like custard. Not my favorite offering from this brewer.

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