New Belgium Hop Kitchen #1 - Hoppy Bock Lager

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Meet the first in our new Hop Kitchen series: A German-style springtime lager brewed with rye then loaded with Hallertauer, Perle and Fuggle hops for a spicy, earthy aroma. This Hoppy Bock Lager offers a medium body and slightly sweet malt character perfect for your spring hop-fling.

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brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Clear golden pour with a white head. Floral hops, nice spice, and some sweet apple esters, and bread. Mile yeast, some citrus peel, and nice biscuit maltiness. The flavor is lightly sweet with some good bread and biscuit character. Really good floral and spicy hops with just a hint of citrus. Some mild lemon, apple esters, and just a touch of bitterness.

arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange-yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some slight hints of earth, spice, slight diacetyl notes, hints of fusel alcohol as well, off notes. Taste is a mix of sweet biscuit, bread, some slight corn, grainy notes, touch of fusels, hints of earth and spice, lots of grassy spice, finishing bitter, dry.

Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bomber. Poured clear, bright golden with a nice cap of white head. The aroma picked up fresh grapefruit and juicy floral notes over sweet, toasted bread and a little vanilla supported.. clean and well-balanced. The flavor found chewy bready notes and a kiss of honey at the core, with fresh citrus and grassy bitterness around.. peppery warmth rolled in toward and through the finish.. very tasty stuff! Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. loved the balance.. I could drink a lot of this!

Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Clear light golden beer with a soapy off white head. An aroma of hops and grain, rye maybe. I find the aroma to be more interesting than the flavor. Hops are lighter when tasted as is the grain. That being said, this is imminently drinkable and would make a great crossover beer. As it warms the hops grow and bring more bitterness, fruit, and tartness. The Hallertauer begins to come through.

Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bomber poured aclear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, light citrus and light straw. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light pine and a hint of citrus with a smooth lightly bitter lingering earthy finish.

robforbes (2243) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
pours a clear straw with a very small white head, and some lacing. smell is of grain, hay, and slight caramel. taste is of grain, malt, and hops. ends slightly bitter.

demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bomber: Wonderful grassy, hellertau hop aroma off the top, It’s almost candy like. Appearance is a clear golden with a huge white head that lingers for quite a while. Taste has got the really nice resin like hop texture, a slight light bit of malts on the backend. Some citrus and an overall nice texture. Not too heavy in the mouth with an aftertaste of the hellertau and some light dryness. Overall, Really good stuff. Cheers!

TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is spicy with sweet malt, soft floral hops and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, earthy hops, soft floral notes, fruit notes and softer rye notes. Body is medium with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends slightly bitter with more caramel, malt notes, soft earthiness, light floral notes, hints of fruit and light spiciness.

ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber. Nondescript lager aroma. Crystal clear gold with a thick frothy mostly white head. Flavor is much more interesting than the aroma would suggest. Peppery and moderately hoppy. Quite lovely.

jrob21 (3688) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
The spice of the hops and the spice of he rye fight each other here and mess it all up. In fact every beer I have had from new Belgium since the early years of la folie has been messed up. I swore them off a while ago and this beer is reminding me to abandon them again. Do not spend money here it sucks and every new beer they come out with will suck as well.

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