Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie, Fred & Ken’s Imperial Helles Bock

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Charlie Papazian and Fred Eckhart are the men who launched a thousand breweries. Their writing on the art of homebrewing and steadfast promotion of beer culture helped propel the craft brewing movement. Charlie and Fred agreed to work with us on this special ale in honor of our 30th anniversary. This Imperial Helles Bock is a testament to the ever-evolving brewer’s art. Bold yet balanced with distinct toasted malt character, moderate sweetness and clean and floral hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2010
[email protected] Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruit, floral hops, some mild grass, earth and mild syrupy notes. Flavour is quite similar with also some mild notes of nettles and bready malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2010
Draft @ BitterCreek Alehouse, Boise, ID. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity grainy malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor with some hints of ripe fruit. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear amber, small head. Fruity nose. Medium bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Dense and salty, some spicy hay. Salty finish. A bit too clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24324) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
13th October 2010
Lightly hazy amber beer, short lived off white head. Light palate, starts crisp but rapidly turns soft. Sweetish malts with a little caramel, vaguely tripel like but dark. Well integrated citrus hop. Turns softer with sweet caraway malt. Nicely joined up and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Draft at Paradiso Georgetown. Amber color, thick tan head. Plain flavor with a bitter edge in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23950) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
bottle at home ... light amber .. thin white head ... soft zezty fruity ... soft toffee malt ... that malt i dont like and soft sugers nose... sweet fruits ... juicy malts ... little orange ... and way to much of that malt i dont like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2010
Tap at Standings. Pours a clear, rich ruby-amber with a medium, soft white head. Light caramel aroma with strong bready notes and some honey. Flavor is quite sweet, with more caramel and bready, along with ripe fruits. Medium bodied with average, tingly carbonation and a tad syrupy. Finishes sweet with a hoppy presence. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Malty vinous aroma, sweetish, hay notes, bready, some spices. Malty bready flavor, sweetish and vinous, some hay. Nicely balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
A: The pour is a really nice copper color with a finger’s worth of dense white foam. S: The nose is sweet and bready, but with a very nice fruit (sweet apple) and earthy hop contribution. Good nose all around. T: Plenty of bread and toasted malt up front with a bit of vanilla, caramel, and maybe some miscellaneous fruits as well. The hops are subtle, but provide a bit of a bitterness and some light earth and spice notes. M: The body is medium with a creamy carbonation and mouthfeel. D: I think I might like this iteration of SN30 a little bit better than the stout, and maibocks aren’t really even my favorite style. A really nice and flavorful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14986) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
750, c&c from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours like fine champagne - little bubbles on the glass (Maredsous glass) with a foamy 4 finger off-white head and an aged amber gold color. Aromas of mildly roasted malt and light floral hop. Medium plus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is lightly roasted malt and a nice floral aspect. It makes me think oak and astringent in a mild way. I think it finishes balanced, perhaps a tad towards the hoppy side. In the end bitter dominates the mouth. Really good drink.

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