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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This “shining example” of our spring seasonal has a complex malty body enhanced with traditional spicy noble hops. This Bock is a medium body lager with a smooth, crisp finish. A creamy head tops this fine Bock with the usual Highland twist on style.

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3.9
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Appearance: Lovely! A nice, deep amber body with a well-formed, frothy, white head. Smell: Aroma of toasted, biscuity malts with an overlaying note of spice. Taste: Toasted caramel and biscuit crumbs with an everpresent spice character, a bit like cinnamon, and a medium sweetness. Dry nuttiness. Spicy hops, restrained bitterness. Finishes decidedly sweet though, with a taste of toast and honey. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Drinkability: Whaddya know, it’s pretty good! Having done zero research beforehand, I was wrongly assuming Highland was just cranking out some bland, basic lager. Shame on ME.

3
emacgee (4677) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Thanks turdferguson for sharing this. Pours a carbonated copper brown with a 1 finger frothy tan head. Smells a bit sweet, very grainy, earthy. Tastes grainy, earthy, a light waxyness and bitterness. Waxy mouthfeel, finishes a bit waxy.

4.1
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Tap. pours a dark amber, thin white head. Great lacing. Toasted malt aroma. Nice sweetness. Surprising appearance, wonderful aroma, but the flavor... Wow. Very full flavored. And it’s a lager! Rich nutty, caramel malt. Lots of earthy flavors, so toasty, and nutty. Finishes with a very soul quenching spice. Nice noble hop bitterness. The finish is not distant from the flavors of a Mr. Pibb. Kinda tasty. Very filling. Surprising and overall a great find. Cheers!

2.8
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 23, 2008
a cloudy brown/caramel colored beer with no head. aroma of sour apples, butter, toffee, peanut brittle. flavor is similar. not a bad bock but its a little thin and the appearance losses some points.

3.5
SpringsLicker (3642) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Deep amber/orange body that supports a long lasting off-white head. Light malt aroma. Toasty. A light bitterness on the front end quickly fades to a velvety dryness. Good body.

3.2
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2008
12oz bottle from nearbeer. Thanks. The aroma was of hay, a dash of brown sugar, toffee, and subdued noble hops. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was short, white, and reduced quickly to a thin film. Some tattered lace was left behind. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. Spicy, earthy malts dominated the flavor; akin to a mix of fall leaves, toffee, and molasses. Some fleshy and dark fruit flavors emerged at the end. Not bad. Good spring beer.

3.6
aracauna (3609) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2008
I found this at Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, which looks much more respectable inside than out. I actually picked up a ton of stuff there. This is definitely the best beer store I’ve found in Georgia outside of Greens. Anyway, the beer pours a clear copper. The aroma is richly malty. There’s a caramel and honey quality to it and an earthy maltiness that’s quite satsifying. It’s perhaps a little too sweet for true quaffability, but tasty, nonetheless.

2.7
NachlamSie (3486) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a crystalline dark copper with a small head. The aroma is a little gummy with hints of butter, caramel, some wooden hops, maybe apples. Ample bock character is noted in the flavor, not my favorite thing. I found the finish to be a bit sticky. HInts of fig, apple, butter, light earth are present. Not really interesting. It’s a shame they sacrificed Tasgall for this.

3.4
keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2008
A nice solid lager. Well balanced and tasty. Finishes well a hop dryness that is very nice.

3.4
dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Pours a nice amber color with a thin tan head. Good caramel malt aroma. Taste is smooth with a sweet malt, caramel, toasted malt taste. Easy drinking beer that went down way too fast.


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