RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
"Hofbrau" in German means "the brew of royalty." Trader Joe’s Hof Brau Bock is a fine example of the regal brewing traditions still found in Germany today. This outstanding bock is golden in coclor, very rich and moderately hopped. 22 IBUS. Brewed with three types of imported malts, Hallertau aroma hops and lager yeasts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Golden amber color. Head is medium and foamy with nice, pillowy look. Some lacing. A nice, malty flavor. As you may or may not know, TJ’s brand is brewed by Gordon Biersch. I like this Bock better than the GB Blonde Bock (which I also like very much.) Quite frankly, this is an INCREDIBLE bargain at the price. I will be going back to TJ’s and buying half a dozen six packs. Can you find a "better" light Bock? Of course....but NOT at this price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (11461) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"this beer is still a touch on the boring side, but has a nice balance to it. i recommend it for the price, but not if you can afford better beers. just ok."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Reddish golden appearance. Light and sweet with a thick head. Mild and really cheap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
rollsrace (81) - - AUG 9, 2014
Honey flavor initially dry after taste. Not very hopsey. Bought it years ago backfill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2014
bottle at club w, reddish browning clear pour, funky aroma and taste, not a huge heller bock fan, but this one is decent, sugar, blah

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
one4theroad (1) - - JUN 14, 2014 does not count
Nice golden color. Balanced in aroma and happiness. Great beer at a great price....$5.99 a six pack at Trader Joe’s!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pretty watery bock but a good value for the alcohol. Go to GB and get their doppel on tap but this is a good value if your picking up beer while grocery shopping.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (791) - USA - DEC 19, 2013
Weak aroma and oddly weak appearance (Gordon Biersch can do better). BUT, it is up hill from there. Quite nice on the palate for style and the lacing grabs it back a 1/2 point on appearance. Odd thin aroma that it removed from the flavor. Aroma just falls apart into bottom rung lager, but the flavor is pretty solid. Hard to rate for style vs. as a beer in my glass, but def. a solid contender. I also prob. paid about a buck for this bottle at Trader Joes, which works for me!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Generally I do not go for bocks. I still do not. Not a bad tasting beer but not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Poured from 12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s in Salem, OR. This is a light light bock that has trace malts, plenty of light citrus hops on the nose and initial flavor. Pretty smooth, thick billowy white head that disappears. Transparent yellow, Moderate carbonation, bready finish. 5.5 BD

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6952) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle. JosephsBrau label . Amber in color with small fast dissipating head, no lace. Aroma is sweet bread and light grassy hops. The taste has some light caramel along with hints of cereal grains. A bit on the bland side but still really drinkable for the price. $1.08 per bottle at my local Trader Joe’s.

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