ToddA (21) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought home from October trip to Franconia. Wonder blond bock.
Super clean lager with very nice malt undertones and long lagering. Crisp with just enough alcohol to let you know you’re drinking a bock. Inspired effort from good out of the way brewery.
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed pale malts ride this Heller Bock’s frothy bubbling from beginning to end.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sizeable head of foam tops the translucent golden.
-The flavour profile is simple and efficient. Perhaps too linear for my tastes in the style.
-Mouthfeel and flavour clarity are elegant.
-The finish is on the sweet side, perhaps underhopped.
-Mild alcohol warmth appears in the back.
sir__v (2481) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 29, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: hazy dark golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: sweet and malt domination, candied fruit notes. Taste: medium body with caramel malt, sweet candied notes. Fruity and candied fruits. Very complex bock, and looks like a belgian tripel, very interesting. Good attenuation and drinkable. Aftertaste: sweet ester. Really nice! Caramel malt.
SaintMatty (7121) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Golden with a slight haze and a white head. Bread, citrus and some earthy notes in the aroma. Malty and bready taste with lemon, lime, white bread and some yeasty notes. A hint of bubblegum can be detected in the finish.
ThirstyBird (2770) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to koelschtrinker for sharing this bottle. Pours a slightly haze golden yellow color with a big off-white head. The smell is sour mash, caramel, toasted malt. The taste is very sweet caramel, a bit of hops and a touch of coconut while ending dry. Medium in body with silky carbonation.
Werckmeister (2562) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l flip-top bottle at home courtesy of amazngwrldfood, selected by SinH4, thanks to both. BB 03.02.2017. yellow clear color, small white head. smells sweet, honey, flowery, lightly grassy, marzipan, nutty. actually rather nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of honey, ripe fruits, plums, some marzipan, spices, nutty. finishes lightly sweet with notes of honey, plums and marzipan. overall pretty good bock, sweetness is still in check, nice marzipan & nutty notes. quite drinkable.
BlackHaddock (6795) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flip-top 500ml bottle; BBD 10th Apr 17. Poured into a tall, handled glass at home on 28th Oct 16. Clear light amber with a full and lasting white head. This is malty and fairly sweet from start to finish. Caramel and toffee notes in both the aroma and taste lead the way throughout. A bit one dimensional, even for my sweet tooth. Basically, not as exciting or interesting as I hoped, but nothing bad or wrong with it, and true to style, if a little sweeter than most.
Torrefacto (1577) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ámbar limpio y espuma blanca. Aroma y saborde caramelo, azúcar, ligero alcohol, final seco.
Swaroga (2165) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 4, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Delicatly cloudy piss like yellow with small head but good lacing. The beer has a weak aroma overall. Mostly grainy with mineral and yeasty notes. A bit of sugar, sweet cheese, banana and some delicate orange. Taste is medium sweet like bread with banana, a bit dry like hay and delicate bitter finish. Nothing exciting there.
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/VI/16 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Klaas’ Totem Brewery Unofficial Inauguration BBQ Tasting - BB: 16/V/16 (2016-640)
Clear orange beer, small creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, grains, hay. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very malty, bit metallic, sweet, some honey, caramel. Aftertaste: bit hoppy, metallic finish, grains, malts.
ElManana (2035) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Totem's Inoguracion! Grains, light yeast, bitter, malty. Ok ok for the style.