jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight citrus hops nose. Flavor is piney hops and caramel. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. Bottled Oct 2008. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Hazy orange, light copper in color with a lasting small off white head. Aroma of alot of grain, a touch of weird vegetables?, and some light yeast, bready, and light floral hops. Taste is grainy, sweet, with some biscuity and mild toasted malts, some bready yeast, and a moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Definitely a weird take on a big helles... Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2009
Amber pour with sudsy head. Very hoppy/malty aroma. I thought of this more as an IIPA due to its hoppy nature. Some sweet malts poke their heads through but then retreat in fright. Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Good sized off white head of fine bubbles. Reduces slowly. Light citrusy aroma with some dried grass, toasted malts and some grainy notes. Color is a medium copper. Very hoppy flavor. Bitter grapefruit and some floral hops along with some caramel sweetness and roasted grains. Noticable alcohol warming in the stomach. VERY hoppy for a bock. Finishes somewhat sweet with a lingering sharp bitterness. A decent brew. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/amber with a large white head. Aroma is malty and grainy with citrus and notes of fruit. flavor is toasted grains, caramel, citrus floral and has a touch of honey.
rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Mild hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a large tan head. Sweet malt beginning with a light hop finish. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with a thick white head and lasting lace. Aroma is primarily grapefruit (hops) with a sweet malty background. Flavor is pretty much the same with hop bitterness and malty sweetness battling it out. In the long run, the hops win. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2009
hazy coppery amber pour capped by a wispy, soapy and long lasting sandy white head. an enormous amount of ring like lacing is left behind after this eventually works it’s way down.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2009
a gush of flowery hops hits the nose before aromas of caramel, grain/grainy sweetness, slightly oily resinous pine, orange and a hint of booze.
the flavor is again, a rush of floral hops. there’s a malty base but for the most part it’s intensely dry on the palate. caramel/toffee, pine, spice, orange and some vaporous burn make up the rest of the flavor profile. there’s a bitterness on the back teeth before a very clean finish.
the medium body gets fat and creamy at times until hoppy dryness shows up to the party to keep it in check.
i’m not sure this is a helles bock... seems more like a fine ipa. anything resembling a bock is cloaked in a huge dose of flowery hops. but i don’t really care since it tastes good and is terribly easy to drink...7/4/8/4/15/3.8
22 oz bottle-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is grainy/medium malt-some sweet, some hops-slight bitter. Taste is grainy/medium malt-some sweet caramel, some hops-slight bitter earthy/spicy, some alcohol. Clashes a bit. Thanks jwc215 for sharing this with me. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Pours a nice reddish gold color with a foamy white head. Aroma of malt, hops. Flavor is malt, hops, citrus, caramel. Decent bock.