New Belgium Hop Kitchen #1 - Hoppy Bock Lager

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
A lot of spiceyness comes through on this one. Surprised by the strong presence on this one for a lager. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone. Rating 777!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoWBrewer (9) - - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
This is very enjoyable hoppy lager. It was on special at my local bottle shop. I went back for more after drinking the first bottle, but they were sold out. I hope New Belgian makes this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear orange golden color. Good thin white head. Little lace sticks. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice, grapefruity citrusy hoppy aroma. Some metallic notes of oxidization and lager bluntness in the nose and malt profile, but still a satisfying citrusy hoppiness. Moderate bitter, light sweet. Solid, hoppy bock, but nothing special or outstanding. Good bit of citrusy american west coasty hop

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BillKilgore (1) - Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2013 does not count
Good color, carbonation and head. Fine first on the tongue, gives a false sense of hope of what is to come. The finish is more than malty. When I say dirty, I dont mean a hodge podge of flavors, I mean it tastes like dirt. Just not.... good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours clear light yellow with large white head. Minimal floral aroma. Hop taste with a semi full body. Good session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Beer has a very nice pour, pale clear yellow; aroma centers on floral hops; taste is surprisingly bitter with smooth backbone but surprisingly thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Clear light yellow pour. Aroma is grassy, grainy, spicy hops. Flavor has a hint of residual sweetnes, but is mostly grassy, crisp and clean. Hops shine through in herbal notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedevilsfan (225) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Great lacing. This is a little confusing, but still good. Not malty like a heller bock, but hoppy. Still tasty, but I prefer the dead guy ale. Worth trying

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours a clear golden with two fingers of head. Lots of citrus and grass. Very nice hop balance. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Vibrant golden, light carbonation, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Cereal nose, pale hops, stale bread.   Pale breadiness up front, malty, mealy, a little dank.   Hops arent hoppy or biting, they are rather dank and musty.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit for not being somewhat light its pretty smooth.   As it warms the hops become more apparent, but not in bitterness.   Pale breadiness, dank hops, and a touch of sweet maltiness lingers.   Tiz okay.

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