Brewed by Brauerei Roppelt
Style: Heller Bock
Hallerndorf-Stiebarlimbach, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Introduced autumn 2013.

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Beerhunter111 (23762) - Beerland, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2018
50cl swing top bottle. Almost clear deep golden beer with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of semi strong toasted malt, some citrusy hops, wet hops. Taste of strong pale malt, traces of honey, straw, sweet malt, mild spicy and soft fruity bitterness.

SinH4 (6896) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2017
Tap. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is citrusy, phenolic, honey. Taste is citrus hops, Zitronenmelisse, phenolic, honey. Soft velvety mouthfeel with low natural carbonation. Heller Bock like I need it.

MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Bountiful bread crusts thrust this Heller Bock to world-beater status, as delicate citrus fruit and stone fruit are given even more depth by subtle minerality.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam laces atop the hazy blond.
-The mouthfeel is silky smooth.
-There is no alcohol to be tasted here.
-This remains quenching despite the abv.
-Yet another smashing brew from Roppelt! No surprise here.


harrisoni (19704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle from Stephan and Conny. Hazy amber colour lasting white head. Sweetish pale malt aroma with some hop as well. Rather a lovely fruity stone fruit flavour. Sweetish jam Like peach jam . Cold. Good peppery hop finish. Hides abv well. Its delicious . So good.

cork (7) - GERMANY - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
This rates the 3rd edition (fall of 2015) brew. As common with small Franconian breweries it differs from year to year quite a bit. This one comes close to the traditional Lager or the Fest.. In color quite similar to the Festbier. Wheat in the nose, no fruitiness. As it also tastes so close to the Fest I see it as a little imp. It is much stronger in Alcohol /7.2) but does tell it only on the bottle or after you had 2+ Seidla (local for a half liter Stein) when you stand up. At the brew pub it is served in a glass Krug. You can take it home in a case of 20 "Schnapper" snap lock half liter bottles. It has a very long finish more on the dry side. Needless to say any Roppelt beer is "süffig".

3fourths (9380) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Clear still gold with a short white head. Clean and malty aroma shows as honey, pale malt, light toast, subtle touches of flowers and lemon. Medium bodied, sweet, sticky, medium-light bitterness, lip-smacking sugary malty profile, crisp in the mouth with a tangy herbal finish. It’s not a profound experience but the beer is cleanly fermented, shows the Franconian mineral water quality well, and the flavor balance is there. A complete contrast to the Festbier this year, which was strongly tainted by diacetyl.

Mariusz (12352) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
Pours clear golden with a white head and lacings. Nose is sweet. Bread, grain and grass. Sweet flavor with a touch of alcohol.

Quack-Duck (9543) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
bottle with many thanks to pivnizub and erlangernick! Golden colour, mid-sized white head. Malty, quite full-bodied with a resiny hoppy touch.

jfb (7128) - GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
(bottle, many thanks to pivnizub and erlangernick!) pours a hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of honeymelon and heavy green apple, with a hint of caramel, some straw, herbal hops and earth. flavour is mostly the same, green apple and straw, with little to no sweetness, lots of cereals, some higher alcohols and a medium-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

Koelschtrinker (22493) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Danke an Erlangernick. Heller, wenig süßer Getreideantrunk, ein wenig bitter. Die helle Malzigkeit nimmt zu, spritzig, weiterhin leicht herb. Angenehme Hopfigkeit. 9/10/9/9/10/9

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