freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2012
02/09 Pours lighter honey brown with off white head. Aromas of toasted grain with a light sweetness. Taste is musty and on the bitter pale side with a lingering dryness. It is like a lighter Bock mixed with a pale ale. Enjoyable, simple, and more dry and lighter that expected. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
A somewhat cloudy golden color with a white head. Intense aroma of cider, apple juice, and cardboard. There is a touch of spice to it and a strong sweetness. The flavor is no better. Lots of cardboard and paper with a green apple flavor, a touch of cider, and sugar. Not really even much in the way of malt flavor to be found here. Thin and watery to boot. Jabic (660) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Ar: Sweet floral malt, some crackers and wet dough.
Ap: Clear golden-orange - small white head with moderate-low retention and a touch of lacing.
T: Rich and sweet crackers - honey and perfume - low bitterness - moderately long malty-clean finish.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Solid pale bock - nice honey and pils malt flavors. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on January 27th, 2012.glennmastrange (2899) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Appearance: Pours a light opaque orange.
Aroma: Aroma is bready, with some doughy yeast.
Taste: Light bitterness, some sweetness on the back end, lightly sour.
Palate:Medium light body, slick, lively carbonation.
Summary: Decent german beer to stay warm in the winter, but something with the yeast is bothering me.
Bottle. Light to moderate of dark bread, light herbs for the hops, with toffee, honey, brown sugar and cola. Head is small to average size, fizzy, off-white with no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear medium brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes faintly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery witha lively carbonation. The aroma is a little bland but the flavor is full of dark Heller Bock sweetness and fullness.
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
19 Jan 2012, bottle. light yellow, clear, some steady bubbles, foamy thin head. fermented sweet hay, a tad meaty. intriguing. thin and crisp. really nice! some faint orange wheat flavors, a twinge of chocolate, some bitter finish. this is a great heller bock! coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a medium-sized off-white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is bready with lots of caramel, a bit of fruit, and some floral notes. Flavor is doughy/bready, caramel, toffee, some fruit. Has a long, lingering sweet and doughy finish -- sort of like candied bread. Has a slightly thick, almost chewy mouthfeel. A great bock. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Earthy, leaves, with caramel and some nuts. Travlr (25767) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Draft. Dark clear amber color, massive beige head. Very sweet, very light body. Uninspiring. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Tap at Churchkey thanks to Travlr. Pours a clear red to deeper amber with a larger tan head. Thicker lace. Nose is super sweet. Mild candies and pine needle bitter. Hints of margarine. Taste is blander with tannic apple skins and tannic grain. Sharper mouthfeel.