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Josephs Brau Heller Bock - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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Josephs Brau Heller Bock
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Falcone on 12-13-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

12-17-2013 05:17:07 | More by javlin624
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

03-14-2014 15:13:35 | More by thethinker
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California

4/5  rDev +13%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%

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California

4/5  rDev +13%

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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I saw this at my local Trader Joe's, and opted to get one 12oz bottle, at $1.17.... I like the style, so I figured wtf....

Poured into a Sammy Perfect Pint glass... It is a slight bit hazy, and the color is medium golden... Carbo is healthy and active, and the head is off-white, frothy and lasting. There is some lacing, but not much lasts. Nose has a bit of toastyness, with some floral hops in the background. Solid, middle of the road mouthfeel, with medium body and good smoothness.

Tastes lightly sweet, with some toast, bread and cookie dough. Not bad.... after that is some floral hopping and light fruitiness, like green apple and pear... Not a bad rendition for something produced for a chain store... Prosit!!

3.79/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1638

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 20:15:32 | More by Bierman9
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

JosephsBrau Heller Bock has a very thick, off-white head, thick lacing, a clear, deep golden appearance, and a few noticeable specs suspended in the beer. Aroma is of sweet, somewhat syrupy, barley malt, and the flavor is of strong barley, white bread crust, and subdued hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and JosephsBrau Heller Bock finishes mostly dry and very easy drinking. Well, for a strong, store brand lager (malt liquor), this is a winner.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 13:29:02 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-19-2013 15:11:46 | More by cdwil
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Nevada

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North Carolina

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Kentucky

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New York

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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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HalfFull

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New found option at Trader Joe's poured into an oversized wine glass. This new Helles pours a deep golden with a half inch of nearly white foam. Offers decent retention and some spotty lace.

Aroma is grainy and with some noble hops in the mix. Lighter in color and more hopped than I recall the original Hofbrau Helles though I assume simply a fresher or tweaked recipe is in order from GB. Flavor is spicy on the finish with a touch of lemon and coarse spice, lightly sweet and with a firm carbonation Yeast note expand a bit with warming on the aroma and combine with muddled lemon bread and a light hint of alcohol.

Offers a firm and steady hop delivery regardless of agitation in the glass. Distinctive German character yet with more than average intrigue.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 05:16:29 | More by HalfFull
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-13-2013 21:52:23 | More by Falcone
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Missouri

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12-16-2013 03:28:37 | More by zeff80
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Josephs Brau Heller Bock from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.