Formerly brewed at Starr Hill
Style: Heller Bock
Crozet, Virginia USA
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A German-style Hellerbock with a few twists, The Gift is Starr Hills holiday offering. The beautiful golden color only hints at the fire inside. Made with two-row and Munich malts and balanced with German noble hops, The Gift is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday event or festivity.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6232) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norms, 2/5/10

Aroma: Bread, herbal, honey, spice, toast, caramel, and light fruity/apple notes
Appearance: It pours a golden-orange color with a thin white head
Flavor: Taste is light sweetness, toasty and doughy flavor, mild bitterness too
Palate: Above average carbonation, light-medium body, and a decent drinkability
Overall Impression: This beer is fairly solid, a nice lager. It doesnt have the huge spice presence of many of the winter seasonal offerings, but there is some spice there. Another solid beer from Starr Hill, I havent given all of their stuff high ratings, but their stuff is very solid and sessionable overall.

**Just submitted a photo for this one, as it was missing one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3663) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Refrigerated bottle poured into a glass. Pours a gold with medium white head. Tastes pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
12oz Bottle: Pours amber orange, a reasonable white head on top. Aroma is heavy with toffee, quite malty. Its a smooth sip but with a sharp alcohol bite, grass, toffee and some bitter, floral hops. Better than I expected, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6606) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
This poured a gold color with a white head. Aroma was sticky sweet malts, some german hops, and toasted as well. Flavor was grassy hops, some odd sweetness that was lamost like corn sugar and some caramel toasted notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Date: December 13, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: clear copper, dense white head, drippy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet bready malt aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, nice bready character, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma slightly sweet fruits, with notes of yeast. Flavor is grains, malts, yeast. Pretty smooth, sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4397) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
The aroma is slightly offensive with a sour vinegar like pungency. There is a bit of sweet malt and fruit but its hard to detect. The appearance is amber gold with a foamy head. The taste is hardly sour at all and is actually quite nice with an emphasis on malt and a touch of fruit. The palate is average. Overall its not the best smelling beer but it tastes alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
12oz The Wine Source. Gold, creamy white head. Sweet butterscotch and toasted bready notes warm to softer scents of dried dark fruit and apple. Sweet golden raisin bread flavors take on a faint dried cherry and caramel finish. Medium bodied with a smooth sweet end. Not bad, but the sweetness needs to be better kept in check next time

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12 oz bottle. Clear pale orange with some white foam. Nondescript nose; mild toffee, floral and cardboard. Medium body with zingy, biting carb. Taste is watery caramel, grass, hay and dough. Dry finish with stale spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4671) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours a soft orange with some haze and a one finger frothy yellow head. The nose is fruity, sweet, banana bread, some toasted malt, mild spicy hop character. Flavor shows toasted malt, some grain, grassy hop character, mild sweetness. Palate is soft with some spice.

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
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5