RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 12, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This Heller Bock’s doughy yeast and sugary cereals lazily greet herbal hops and their bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy golden. There is lots of yeast in the bottle; pouring carefully is important, otherwise the pils malt flavors get smothered.
-The soft carbonation feels natural.
-Alcohol warmth isn’t necessary.
-Overall, I feel like this is not compelling enough to be drunk as a sipper, and it’s far from refreshing too.
-Flavor definition is not optimal; I wonder if the longevity of this beer, as indicated on the bottle, is exaggerated.
-I guess ’Imperial Pilsner’ sells better than ’Heller Bock’ outside Germany?


ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Golden to straw yellow in colour with a medium sized white head. Carbonation was high, very yeasty aroma, definitely some wine tones from the yeast. Spicy Belgium aroma, getting some cloves and tartness. Body, slightly boozy sweet flavour, lots of fruits like red apple, pineapple and some caramel, some citrus and orange.

arsol (1241) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2014
Gulorange farge med hvitt skum. Lukter malt, alkohol og syrlig.. appelsinskall. Kjenner alkoholen i smak og også sødme og noe syrlig. Litt bittertørr avslutning.

Vighals (4439) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2014
Gylden brun klar lavt kremete skum. Både malt og humlelukt på denne også druestenlukt. Bittersøt smak av humle, stenfrukter og alkoholfylde. Medium kullsyre.

AgnesBrygghus (95) - Stavern, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Fantastisk sterk Pilsner med masse smak. Lang ettersmak. Fin farge men litt lite skum.

Holmen1 (6465) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
Fra flaske (batch 1123) på Mandag i annen, mai-14: iflg. NØs representant Tom Young er denne ettergjæret med champagnegjær, som NØ gjør med noen av sine sterkeste. Hvetemalt, byggmalt og belgisk gjær er også benyttet. Det er nesten bare fargen og de 37 IBU som gjør at den minner om pilsner. Søt og sterk som en belgisk trippel.

tandembrauer (1612) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Deep yellow color. Little aroma. Sweet; bitterness coming from Belgian yeast. Rather a Belgian triple than a pilsner beer.

Holmen2 (4031) - NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Clear golden. White head. Sweet aroma and taste, with characteristics both of export pilsner and of an unexciting Belgian tripel. Sweet and round mouthfeel.

BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Sweet, fruity, floral and malty taste, also bitter. Medium body.

czar (9412) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
bb july 2014. pours hazy bright yellow with a very small white cap, no retention or lacing. white grapes - a lot, booze, very yeasty - in fact very belgian tripel-like aroma, floral, peppery, candi - smooth and doughy fruity lightly toasted malts, minty, juniper berries and other spices. low carbonation, tingling alcohol, medium body - oily, a bit of sweetness, relatively short grassy-spicy. not what i was expecting for an imperial pilsner but still enjoyable.

GRM (4173) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
Brown bottle, 0.5 cl, lot 834, brewed on 06.07.12, best before 06.07.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 28, 2013; eye: golden, lightly hazy, no effervescence, white head that turns into a tiny ring, slight lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light alcohol, light pepper, fruity, finale in malt-caramel with presence of pepper, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, round and lightly alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 0,5 l, 9,5 %, lot 834, brassée le 06.07.12, meilleure avant 06.07.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie ( merci Hughes!), savourée le 28 novembre 2013; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui se transforme en un petit anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger alcool, léger poivre, fruitée; bouche : malt, caramel, léger alcool, léger poivre, fruitée, finale en malt-caramel avec présence de poivre, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture ronde et légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : correct

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