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%
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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7104) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2013
22 ounce bomber from Brusin Ales. Hoppy sweet and caramel lager. Caramel stands out. Decent. At $5 a good deal.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6944) - 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.

3.1
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6548) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a light crystal clear pale gold with a thick frothy white head. Malty nose. Flavors of straw with some mild hoppiness, producing a lingering bitter finish. Quite smooth and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6526) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate grass with a touch of bread and sweetness. It pours a transparent gold with a three finger soapy white head that has good retention. A good amount of sticky webbing is left behind on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate honey. The finish has light-moderate grass, floral notes, orange peel, and some faint lemon. Its light-medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottled, clear golden with fluffy white foam, aroma is steely hops, great bitter marshmallow and lemon flavors, really nice beer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Nice, bright golden pour, crystal clear and still, yet presenting a bountiful head of pure-white foam. The aroma is sharp and seductive, hinting at a nicely hopped brew. Indeed, this drinks like a super-powered version of the best, hoppiest pilsners of southern Germany and the Czech republic, but with an added plus of a big heavy mouthfeel. Good, good stuff, an excellent lager made for the hop-snobs. (#5067, 6/23/2013)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6321) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle: Slightly hazy gold, white head. Fruity, light pine....hop aroma. Orange malt, pine taste. Rather more like an APA than a bock.... Pretty nice, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bready citrus grass and floral hops. A little earthy and some residual sweetness. Pours golden orange amber nice white head. Flavors of bready sweet.citrus and grass some bitter earth. Ligjt sweet finish. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6194) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2013
I enjoyed this more than I thought. Its nicely filling beer, rich and satisfying, with a lot bready, hearty flavors mixed with a crisp. peppery hop finish. Nice notes of grass and pine in the finish, as well. I could actually see myself drinking more of this.


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