Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #27 - Helles Blond Bock

Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Heller Bock
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
The 27th offering of Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series is Helles Blond Bock. This light amber beer has a bready aroma, creamy smooth mouthfeel, and a clean, lingering sweetness at the finish. Brewer Jaime Schier set out to create a beer with a robust body that was light in color and delicate on the palate. Jaime combined Pale Ale malt, Munich malt, and Black malt to give the beer its intense malt flavor. A German Bock yeast accentuates the malt character, yielding a slightly sweet aroma. German Noble hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the malt. This Helles Bock recipe comprised the most malt per 120-barrel batch ever brewed at Harpoon. Enjoy it on a warm, sunny day, with a big basket of pretzels and mustard. This German style bock balances bready malt sweetness with delicate hop bitterness; light-bodied, clean and satisfying. ibu: 30 og: 17

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cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle 22oz pours golden in color thin white head. Aromas are sweet and citrus. Tastes pretty sweet pretty decent. Finishes dry with average carbonation. Not my favorite 100 barrel but for a helles vs krampus it stood up. I’d have this again if offered

Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle that aged a bit purely accidentally. Pours clear yellow/gold. Aroma is citrus and bread. Flavor is equally bready with a mild amount of sweetness.

Ron (4183) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bomber: Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head, aroma has lemons, bread, and light earth. Medium bodied with ample carbonation, slick mouthfeel, starts and ends lightly sweet with a sweet aftertaste and some alcohol notes.

Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle. Session with Moroney in BKLN. Pours clear amber with a fine, white head. Honey, citrus hop aroma. Lightly sweet and bready, with toasted biscuits and some floral bitterness. Medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes with modest sweetess and some light earth and floral hops. Good beer.

Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Decent sized off-white head of fine bubbles. Soft malty aroma with some sweet tarts and light fruit. Color is a dark golden orange. More soft malts and a bit of buttered bread. Lightly fizzy on the palate and is very easy drinking. Hides its alcohol very well. Finishes soft malts and pretty clean. A decent and refreshing summer bock bier.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some butter, light cereal. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some peach. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
nice drinkable beer, nothing outstanding. Pours blonde with some white head. An aroma that would be best described as neutral. Medium plus mouthfeel, a bit of bitterness but more sweetness there. Carbonation is right there. OK, but nothing I would seek out again.

ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a bright clear copper with a one finger off white head that quickly falls to a ring. The aroma is of bready malt, caramel, and a hint of spice. Taste has sweet caramel malts up front, leading to a yeast and breadiness that has some honey and caramel sweetness. The finish has a mild spicy hop presence to balance things out. Light fizzy carbonation with a very crisp and smooth medium body. Very eady to drink and refreshing.

auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
22oz Bottle. Rich, fully whole-grain cereal and malt aroma. Fresh, prickly and alive. Pours a fuming crystal clear deep orangish-gold, with a finger of sandy white. Flavors deteriorate on the palate a bit. The malt develops some skunkiness and yeast products seem somewhat high. Not wet and dead, but not crisp, clean and snappy either, somewhere in the middle. Alcohols show through a bit much in the end. This is decent craft beer, but not a particularly stunning example of the style. P.S. I hate this new rating page.

blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle [22oz] shared with the gang at ’WaterlooWeekend Oct.’09’ -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a clear deep orange with a spare diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma’s mild and meh, what’s there is quite sweet, with honey, pale malt and oddly enough: peas. Flavour’s also sweet, a bit too much so for me, it’s sugary along with honey and pale malt. Average bodied. I’m sure this is probably well made but I don’t care for it, it’s just not for me.

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