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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cool days draw us close to the warmth of home fires. This is the season to sip away the chill and embrace quiet evenings with friends and family. You hold a Wisconsin Style Honey Bock, easy going and more approachable than its traditional dark German cousin. Bock beers have existed in Wisconsin for over 150 years. This pale bock is brewed with an exclusive blend of Wisconsin two row barley that balances seamlessly with our special European hops. Naturally sweet Clover Honey was added in the kettle accenting warm flavor notes on your tongue. Whether you reminisce the passing summer sun or thrill to squeaky steps through drifting snow one thing is certain about winter in Wisconsin, this too shall pass.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5308) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle from a trade with BA CosmoHopHead. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is honey, bread, sweet white grapes, and a bit of grain. Flavor is similar with honey, grain, and only very subtle hints of lager yeast. A masterful lager, one I could enjoy over and over.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
This poured a somewhat cloudy yellow color with a normal sized white head. Aroma was of lots of honey, grass, and sweeter malt. Flavor was much the same, with the honey dominating. Nothign special but better than what I was expecting.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2627) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle. Clear, golden body with a white, frothy head, mostly diminishing. Light aroma of caramel, honey, hay and toasted grain. Hints of herbs, grass and dough. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. A slight chalkiness built up with every sip. Some beers grow on you the more you drink. This beer got worse. The malty, honey sweetness began tasting like cough syrup. The grainy, biscuity flavors were thick and unenjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
12oz bottled the 1st day of 2010, if Im reading it correctly. From badbeer Mike. Thanks. Clear golden with a small white head, fair retention. I get some toasted malts, lightly sweet honey, and some lager yeast behind. Flavor has stronger honey notes, though more of a honey flavor than the sweetness that comes with the honey. Also a tinge of noble hops. Finishes with minimal bitterness, lightly sweet. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. Dunno why they have this as their winter (warmer) beer, as Id rather have this in spring--maybe fall. Pretty tasty and easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Nice beer from a friend at work, picked up on a trip to Fond du Lac. Pours a clear gold with a nice (though short-lived) white head. Aroma is decidedly bland, with kind of a plain corn-y malt aroma. Flavor is far more pleasing though, with nice clean lines of light grain, subtle honey sweetness, and a touch of flowery hops. Smooth and crisp with a lightly creamy texture, this is a solid brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ketchepillar (1189) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks Andy. Solid beer, nice and fresh. Although there is a bit of banana reminiscent of keystone that i dont find amicable. Honey is light but nice in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vir4030 (600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Pours a nice golden color with a healthy head. Not much aroma, and a nice beer flavor. Very light almost like a pils. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAY 29, 2010
12oz bottle.
Pours a clear, light straw-gold with a tightly packed, poofy head of suspiciously uniform texture. The head slowly gives way to a small film of bubbles on the top that leaves spares bits of lace on the inside of the glass. Aroma is a little difficult to detect but eventually shows some bready malt and light grassy hops. Flavor is richer than I was prepared for -- I was expecting a standard pilsner-type lager for some reason (partially because the neck label describing the style had fallen off) and didnt realize it was a bock until after I took a sip and went to read the description to see what I had gotten myself into. Anyway, the flavor is big-time rich biscuity and sweet malt with a light, crisp hop bitterness in the background. Palate is medium-thick with a lingering sweet-malt finish. As the name suggests, this is a perfect beer for welcoming the first signs of spring after a long hard Northern Midwest winter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2010
A great little session beer lightly sweet not quite a "bock" as Ive come to know them but good and easy to drink. Hints of honey and maybe clove are in the aroma and taste with hints of floral hops and some light malt finishing w/ a bit of lightly toasted grain leaving a lightly bready feeling in my mouth in the aftertaste. I really enjoyed this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5774) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Oh heck yea - this is a killer heller bock - not overpowering - refreshing, but with just enough body - the clover honey is quite apparent in the nose, and compliments notes of herbal hops, pale malts, some floral character - the flavor is light, clean, crisp - notes of toasted grains - the honey does not make itself known until the finish, but it is very light, and adds a clean sweetness to balance out the crispness of the front end - a very light doughiness at the tail end - subtle and delicious.


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