koleminer20 (2934) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Red Rock. The pour is not what I was expecting for a bock at all! It's a nice golden color with a hint of amber and a nice white head with minimal lace. The aroma is surprisingly fruity. There is a good light crispness there and a nice malt profile. The flavor is just as the aroma smells. There is a distinct pilsner-ish character to it, but it's quite well received. The mouth feel is a little light, but the carbonation helps it stay nice and crisp. There is a short fruity aftertaste and this thing is just pretty good
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onceblind (8211) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear brilliant slightly darker golden under a generous foamy white head. Malty cereal nose with a grassy hop nose that transports me to a German hilltop. The flavor is a bit too "old" and grainy with toast and hay and loads of lagered cracker malt. Old world grassy earthy bitterness throughout.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9oz shorty on tap at Yard House. Clear golden color, slight orange hue. Thin off-white head. Couple splotches and bits of lace. Wow, really interesting aroma on this. What’s going on here? Is this what straight barley tastes like? Or is that the Hallertau? Aroma is like cornbread, honey, biscuits, and cookies. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of crisp. Good longer aftertaste, that holds that interesting biscuity cornbready aroma for a period, so I can contemplate and be perplexed by it. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. A light bit of spiciness to it, I’m thinking that’s from the hallertau. Get some of the pear and cream flavor. Very interesting Heller Bock.
3fourths (9280) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Malty nose of pale malt, apple, pear and trace of banana, nose seems estery and a little dirty (metallic, chalk). Medium-full body, sweet, relatively low carbonation, bite of acid, silt / clay in the finish.
Ernest (7481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (BB Aug 2014).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium to full body, watery/velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Just a tad husky but otherwise seems clean to me. Mild, straightforward nose (I like the Hallertauer of course, one of my favorite hops, but wish they were brighter/stronger here). Ok balance, though the syrupy sweetness is barely kept in check. A pretty standard, safe rendition.
Cousin_Larry (892) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another really solid offering from Hacker Pschorr. I expected a darker beer considering it was a bock, but it turned out to be a thicker, stronger version of their Weiss. Not as good though.
SanfordBrewer (1519) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
translucent orange-gold with a creamy white head. medium body with high carbonation.
aroma: bready, salty, pilsner malt, herbal hops.
taste: pilsner malt, salty minerality, munich malt, herbal floral hops.
balanced and simple, very drinkable. great classic example.
drpimento (3283) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good beer, matches the labels' description, tho not so special as to merit this treatment. Nice color, aroma, taste, body, finish.
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BrewHaMeister (442) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flip top bottle pours a clear amber with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aromas of biscuits, herbs, sweet, cereal and hints of caramel. Flavor is malt with slight sweetness. Nice beer.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flippy top bottle: Pours a clean deep golden hue with a huge frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has a lovely biscuity and pils malt tone along with herbal grassy hop esters, some light honey malts, faint apple and alcohol notes too. The taste is malty goodness without too much sweetness, the hops bitterness is classic for the genre adding a counterbalance to the malt. Subdued apple like fruitiness midsection. Just a touch of herbal spiciness upon the finish. The mouth feel is moderate in heft, mostly refreshing outside a bit of chalky character upon the finish. A solid brew that hits on most requirements.