Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
In short: A clean and somewhat hoppy golden lager boosting freshness qualities. Simplicity done perfectly.JoeMcPhee (10135) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed super-fresh the day I received it, a few days after purchase, bottle from Loineshawn but it tasted as good as if the bottle was from someone nice.
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose has that true classic lager smell pushing forward bready cereals freshness surrounded by a hefty amount of leafy hops. I can never properly word that nice lager smell other than to say it is free of fruity esters and it is just plain pure basic freshness. Mouthfeel is spot-on, full body with plenty of soft bubbles, comfortable pillowy texture. In mouth the beer is even more expressive. A superb malt extraction that is bready, chewy, cookie dough and with an overall very fresh character. A solid leafy hopping that adds a dryness and a certain spiciness without a lot of bitterness. A superb execution of simplicity, great beer, underrated. .And what about that name, Maibock Hurts Like Helles, repeat after me, Maibock Hurts Like Helles, at this point I’d be happy if Jack’s Abby stopped making beer and they would just work for other companies full time naming things.
Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The nose is incredibly fresh
and inviting. Lots of bright grassy hops over a clean, crisp Pilsner
malt base. Has a fresh grassiness and a well- lagered finish.
Delicious. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:MaBeer1972 (2207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2012
This authentic Heller Bock is all about its chewy malt bread flavors, leading to orangey accents and smiles of nourishment.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty golden shine.
-Alcohol is not present at all, which I appreciate.
-Herbal hop bitterness is moderate. The finish is a beautiful malty horizon.
-This is a superb example of quality malts and their expertly deployment.
-This pint is a trip to Germany, nothing less.
A deep piss yellow brew. Good carbonation. Light biscuit aromas and flavors. Very nice hop balance. A very drinkable and tasty lager! Medium body and satisfying. Good job with this one. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy yellow color with a super light carbonation seen rising to fill a quickly dieing white foamy head. Adequate foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass in a messy sort of way.
The smell had a rich sweet malts, somewhat like sticky bready candy and a light crisp spicy edge to it.
The taste was mainly the sweet malts through a sweet crisp biscuit-like edge. There’s a nice light sweet sticky aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionable quality about it. There’s a nice soft creamy texture rolling over my tongue.
Overall, this was a wonderful take on a Maibock Lager. I would definitely do this again.
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Golden appearance with a medium head. Sweetness is the first flavour that hits you and it remains the dominant flavour. This is an your face beer. I can understand people not liking it but I was very impressed.
Its my kind of beer.