Brewed by Brauerei Plank Laaber
Style: Doppelbock
Laaber, Germany


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
No commercial description

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Poured from a 16.9 OZ bottle into a pint glass
Aroma-Malt, floral and citrus accents
Appearance- A nice murky golden amber with a small white head
Taste- A nice malt flavor with that hint of floral follow through.
Palate- a full bodied beer with mild carbonation that ends dry
Overall- this is an excellent beer with I would definitely drink it again

This is a nicely balanced sooped up Helles bock. Alcohol adds some warmth, but barely dents the high drinkability.

italianjohn (3281) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Cloudy deep golden pour lots of particles in this one thin white head ... aroma of fruity yeast, caramel malts, grainy lightly herbal/floral ..... taste of fruity yeast, caramel malts, tea, light bitter hops, toasted malts, little floral and herbal with a dry hoppy bite in the finish ... tasty stuff solid brew abv hidden well

AR (1002) - Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Full bodied and frothy beer. Sweet caramel and grape flavors. This is a hearty beer.

edgallow (4559) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle pours hazy golden with a off white head. Aroma is of sweet bread and malts. Taste is much the same.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Golden, slight haze, moderate frothy white head, falls quickly, spotty lacing.   Soft bready

nose, pale floral notes.   Soft sweet malty goodness, bready but not heavy.   Clean, smooth mouthfeel, decent

body.   This one I enjoyed.   Unlike others it had a mild sweetness and it wasnt overly bready.   Thanks


michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, slight grain, and slight fruity yeast. Poured amber/copper/slight brown in color with a medium-sized tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of medium and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, caramel, light hops, light grain, bread, and some rye. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, bread finish is dry.

Koelschtrinker (21828) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
Hellmalziger, deutlich herber Antrunk. Erst im Mittelteil ist das Bier auch hopfig, die Herbe ist aber voluminöser und toppt den Hopfen vorerst. Das lässt dieser sich aber nicht lange gefallen und holt dich die Krone im Abgang mit Hilfe der Bitterkeit zurück. Abgesehen von diesem ständigen Kampf ist eine grasige, später auch süße Note präsent, die das Bier noch aufpeppt und zu dem hellen Malz passt. Netter Doppelbock ohne Malzfixierung. 10/11/11/12/11/11

armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 14, 2010
0,5 l bottle as a gift from the brewer, thanks! The BBd was expired.

Poured opalescent deep golden-amber with a small but delicious, foamy white head. Sweet caramel and fruits in the nose with some herbal hops, honey and raisins. Oily texture, fruity tastes on a caramel base, well hidden alcohol. Little bit tired beer, but fine.

MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2010
My Bottom Line:

Deeply bready malts float amongst heavy honeyed sweetness and alcohol warmth for an unrefined, somewhat lazy pint of Heller Bock.

Further Personal Perceptions:

-A ring of foam circles the hazy deep golden. There is a lot of yeast at the bottom of the bottle; beware!

-This is way too sweet to be drinkable.

-The mouthfeel appears lax with its flaccid sweetness and dispersed bubbles.

-Faint hops are tasted throughout, obviously overcome by sweetness, while still producing some wooden bitterness in the end.


GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy light orange color. The head was a few fingers high and white. It reduced over a few minutes to a thin lasting film. Smelled of hay, corn syrup, and cereal grain. Medium bodied with a somewhat slick mouth feel. Some sugars emerged, but were balanced by mild hop bitterness. I tasted grassy hop, distinct corn syrup, and toffee.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5