slowrunner77 (12880) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014 Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A grainy sweet aroma with hints of caramel. Pours a deep golden, almost amber with thick white head. Alcohol and cereal grain present. Very dry finish from both carbonic bite and bitterness. A pretty basic bock that has no flaws.
"one of their better brews these days (maybe still)...nice interplay with the malt and hop characteristics. bready/earthy malts, bittering hops, decent aroma...refreshing but unspectacular." BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours a clear brown. Aroma is malty and caramel. Alcohol is apparent. Yeasty. Medium bodied. Nice beer hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rated on 7-08-2010 (Bottle) This beer pours a small fizzy ivory head that quickly dissipates, transparent golden hue, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and some dark fruits. The taste is lightly hoppy, caramel malt and some dark fruits. This beer has a short dry finish. The palate is soft carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer has a thin texture and is easy to drink with little character. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has no freshness date or abv%.
Appearance: Its body has a bright orange color with great clarity and some carbonation. This is topped by a just off white head about two fingers tall from the pour. This slowly settles to a thin cap that hangs on well and make for some slick lacing.
Smell: There is light bready malt sweetness here with hints of buttery toffee & caramel. I also pick up a bit of raw grain and some slight grassy/herbal hops way off in the background.
Taste/Palate: The flavor matches the aroma with a medium bodied base of sweet bready malt that has hints of toffee and caramel. This is backed up by a light grainy character and a touch of grassy hops. The palate is fairly smooth and maybe a touch light but still quite enjoyable.
Notes: Overall I feel this is a decent beer and a good value for its price rage.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle:   Amberish, a little darker than other Heller Bocks, moderate frothy off-white head, fairly decent lacing.
Sweet mealy nose, pale breadiness.   Smells the part.   Soft caramel like malts up front, soft breadiness,
fairly clean overall.   Slightly heavier than others, which is fine.   Seems to become a bit more bready and sticky
towards the finish.   Decent example overall, fairly clean, with a soft combination of grassy and caramel malts, and a
smidgen of fruitiness
jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle-light amber color with a small white head. Aroma has some hops, but ends up mostly malty. Some sweet caramel in the taste with a base of malts. The finish is malty and not bitter. Lemke10 (995) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2013
This pours a semi-clear, dark amber color with a fluffy beige head. The scent is mostly yeast and malts with no prelude of what to expect in the taste. The taste is a complex blend of yeast, citrus, malts, and bread that finishes with an ever so slight bitterness. There’s a lot going on here making it very tasty and enjoyable. It drinks smooth and has great volume. Quite well made. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent copper brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and toasted malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of Vienna malt and caramel. A decent one that I would consider drinking again. RobertDale (6853) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and florals. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, citrus, and floral hops. Not too sweet. Pleasant. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
12oz bottle. Caramel malts, some toast, little maple. Light chocolate. Grainy aroma. Little rye. Bitter sweet taste. Softer, smooth carbonation, not too strong. Medium body. Clear copper color. Thin light khaki head, some loose bits of lace. Little earthy hops. Solid bock, better than expected.