Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Richmond "industry" gathering. Hoppy aroma of earth and floral notes. Caramel malt flavors and an intensely bitter floral hop note in the flavor that strays way outside of a typical bock. Nice, different, but I rather enjoyed it. adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAR 4, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a hazy honey golden with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, faint citrus hops, and vegetables. taste is hoppy with hints of orange peel, vegetables and malt. Pretty decent brew. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Richmond Industry Gathering 2007. Dark brown body with a light tan head. Huge molassas and acaramel aroma. Molassas and caramel flavor. hellbilly (3306) - 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.
dnstone (3701) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 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
Pours a hazy orange with a well formed head. Easily one of my favorite lagers.
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2008
Much better than a 42%...Brownish Tangerine cloudy hue with creamy egg shell head, sweet malted barley odor, light molassas and grain, 8% alcohol is well hidden, nice flavor, low fruit/hop, very drinkable. j12601 (13298) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Had this during the Backwoods Brewdown up at Hill Farmstead. Pours an orange amber with a thin white head. Grassy, honey, and grain. Sweet caramel and hoppy aromas. Long grapefruit with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Nice, smooth and crisp. mcox90 (2159) - 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. Acknud (1082) - 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.