JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Dark golden color with a hint of orange thrown in. Diminished off-white head. Very herbal aroma. Somehow fell like I’m in the middle of a weed field. Some very overripe fruit is piled up not to far from the field in which I stand. A pile of rotting corn stalks as well. Sweet start with strange candy and overripe fruit components. A very hard slog, even with the smaller pour. I catch some nice malt very late in the linger, far after the many un-pleasantries. I so looked forward to this, and perhaps that drags things down a bit, but after the last beer I had which was listed as a doppelbock and was so much closer to a hellesbock , this one was just disappointing. 5/10
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale gold with a sticky white head. Nose is vanilla with some big pilsner malt notes. Very low hops. On tasting, very sweet and nearly cloying. Poorly made and way out of balance. b3shine (8874) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bomber to oversized snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). I was told this beer is aged. Looks solid; a transparent burnt-orange with white lacing. Smells bitter and a little doughy and malty. Tastes like it smells with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Decent, especially for being aged. GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Summer 2011 - After the disappointing Edgar Amber Lager came a taster of the uplifting Hellesbock. It pours a light-gold, borderline yellow color, with a subtle aroma of straw but an intensely sweet flavor of honey and a long, mellow and dry malty aftermath. There’s a good alcohol burn here, providing for a full bodied and engaging heller bock. A much better beer than it’s predecessor. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
I’m not quite sure what to make of this one. Pours a golden color with a very small head. Some sweet and floral notes to the nose. Has an odd sweetness to the brew, almost like it was brewed with rock candy. Interesting flavor palate...
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with 3 friends. Thin to minimal white head. Some bubbles on the side of the glass. Clear amber color. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Sweet malty taste... Definitely probably has a bit of age on it. Light oily texture in the finish. Mostly caramel aroma. Maybe a hint of maltified hops. Interesting... But definitely passed it’s prime. My friend Adam liked it, though stugazi66 (2) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
Great nose, decent appearance, delicious beer from start to finish. I have had their doppelbock and maibock (last years vintage) and I love all three. For some reason i got a bit of vanilla in the taste which i thought was peculiar but impressive none the less. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
22oz bottle-pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, some spice. Taste is sweet light/medium malt-caramel, 2nd spice hops with some bite. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, then cut by the hops. jmohno (1619) - Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Medium gold color nice head good lacing.
Aroma strait off is very grainy malty, with light sweetness, kinda toasty bready with a distinct malt character, not shure if its the hops but has a unique strange earthiness could be the grain though.
This taste is very malt distinct with a smooth sweetness finish has a very mild citrus note. Taste is pretty chewy and creamy sweet , grainy. I guess helles can have a distinct grain flavor but this is something ive never encountered,maybe it has a herbal hop flavor but with the malt its hard to tell if its that. I would say im enjoying this and wouldnt drink it alot,its sweet, probably to its style,but am enjoying this break of ipa’s jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
(draft at Another Pint 7/31/11). Clear gold color. Small off white head. Light malt aroma. Flavor of the same, with light sweetness. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.