slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer looks pale anad sick. The head was average and composed of large bubbles. This is an odd "bock". Very crisp, but only moderatly thirst quenching. Somewhat complex tounge, but the linger ruins that.
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Bready pils malts and delicate herbal hops coalesce in this crisp Heller Bock.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the translucent golden.
-Mouthfeel is rather lean for the style, which increases drinkability.
-The soft bubbling makes everything more comfortable too.
-Alcohol is a no-show in the flavour profile.
-This one is not all that memorable, but everything it does, it does very well.
Koelschtrinker (18387) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 13, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hell malziger, schnell würzig werdender Start. Eher trockene Herbe, der Alkohol ist erahnbar. Geringe Süße, bitter zum Ende. 8/9/8/8/11/8
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
03.11.2016 at Mahrs Bräu - Plain Bock with warming caramel notes. Simple drinkable bad-weather-beer. A typical bockiger Bock.
ozzatoadisback (120) - ITALY - NOV 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly darker than golden, visible carbonation and the slightest bit of haziness. Big and pretty dense head, good retention and lacing. Aroma shows cereal and white bread, slight honey, refreshing lemony and grass notes, flowery hints. Taste follows the aroma; starts moderately sweet with perfect balance between bready/cereal malts and grassy notes, finishes delicately bitter with a kiss of flowery hops. Body is quite on the light side for the 6.5%abv, moderate crispness, overall the beer feels gentle and slightly oily. Pretty fine and highly drinkable heller bock.
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle (Random corner shop, Berlin)
Sweat, maybe ginger, but a bit papery, aroma. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is scarily starchy. Weak and just starchy. Bad rough strong lager.
Marduk (6773) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (random place, Czech). BB 16.06.2016. Clear golden color. Huge size, fluffy white head, stays. Malty, papery, glue in aroma. Sweet, malty, some hops, papery in taste. Medium carbonation. Papery, sweet and corny in aftertaste. Naah.
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - JUN 30, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank this as Brummelbock, I guess this is it. Clear golden color, average sized white head with low retention. Aroma of bread, hay, some hops. Taste of bread, hay, green apples, some fruitiness. Dominantly malty as the style dictates, but you can taste some hops also. Medium body, average carbonation. Good and surprisingly lasty aftertaste. Not my style, but its OK. Definitely drinkable.
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daigoon (183) - - JUN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color. white head, no lacing. Malty and sweet taste.
SinH4 (3729) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Getränke-Oase. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is sweet grains and citrusy and herbal hops. Hints of caramel, but really just hints (who could expect more considering the color?), and a bit of starch. Taste is sweet grains with a bit of herbal hops. Rather high carbonation, but not in a bad way. The ingredients are all there, you can taste some nice hops, but it just doesn’t work out properly. Tastes like a slightly stronger German Pils. A prime example of how easy it is to make a boring Heller Bock, even when you are a really good brewery. Not to be too mean, though - it still is perfectly drinkable, just nothing too memorable.
mercarood (13) - Capellle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good bock from Germany. The hops are perfectly integrated in this brew.