New Belgium Hop Kitchen #1 - Hoppy Bock Lager

 
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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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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Travlr (25269) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Draft. Hazy deep golden color, fluffy white head with nice retention and lacing. Nice aroma of light spice, flowers. Taste is earthy, lightly spiced, subtle pine and citrus. Very tasty.

3.8
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
15th November 2013
Hazy gold beer with a good white head. Palate starts smooth but turns minerally crisp. Light airy creamy malt with a whisper of caramel. Balanced by hops that taste more NZ than Noble! Light pine and mellow lime. Finishes light. Nicely done, super drinkable.

3.9
brokensail (16486) - 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.

3.6
bhensonb (15355) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Tap at Capital Beerfest 2013. (6.5%/70 IBU) Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is fruity hop. Med body. Flavor is bready and very hoppy. Quite nice.

3.6
Ratman197 (14976) - 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.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2013
22oz bottle. Crystal clear straw body with large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, straw, some rye/spicy, honey, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, rye/spicy, some grapefruit/straw, bread/honey. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.

3.7
Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 96. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy and herbal hops, caramel malts. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear golden orange with a medium to small, frothy white head with large bubbles receding to the glass edge, short retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy rye malt, grain and meal malt notes with earthy and spicy Noble hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is moderate spicy rye malt balanced with spicy and earthy hops, medium bitterness with complimentary sweet malt, clean fermentation with a dry and spicy finish. Medium body and carbonation, light alcohol warmth, and no creaminess or astringency.

3.5
Dogbrick (13151) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
On draught at New Belgium Hub at DIA. Pours a deep bronze color with a medium fluffy bone white head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of biscuit malt, hops and citrus. The finish is malty up front with an earthy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

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crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pitting this against a Capital Jacked. It is a gorgeous-looking brew, but perhaps to perfect-looking. It is a clear, brilliant gold with a frohty white head that lingers forever. They went kind of off the beaten path with the malt bill which includes rye and the hops including fuggles. Hallertauer hops seem to dominate. You can tell from the orangey marmelade scent that is highest in this one. There is definitely some earthiness and sweet breadiness form the fuggles and rye that develops as it breathes and warms. The flavor is actually quite tasty. Very much like a euro-ipa. Hallertauer and perle seem to dominate with spiciness but also that delicate citrus aspect. it has a medium to low bitterness which is a pleasant noble type herbal bitterness. There is a bit of sweetness on the palate and it is a bit thin in mouthfeel but a delicious beer and relatively inexpensive.


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