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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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BA SCORE
81
good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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mackthknife

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

09-02-2014 01:09:33 | More by mackthknife
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beoirific

New York

4.16/5  rDev +17.8%

08-30-2014 23:10:58 | More by beoirific
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-29-2014 22:43:18 | More by seanchai
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brongladest

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-26-2014 23:21:07 | More by brongladest
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-26-2014 03:01:10 | More by Jeffwildcat
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint pale yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet bready malts with a light amount of earthy + floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of slightly sweet bready malts with a light amount of honey sweetness to it. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of earthy and floral hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Nothing special but not bad either, a pretty decent offering especially for the price. Easy enough to drink and enjoyable. Worth grabbing for the price and worth sampling.

08-21-2014 23:13:25 | More by dbrauneis
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured from a bottle into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin white head that dissipates to light patches and thin ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel and bready malt, hints of lemon and toffee. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, light lemon and toffee and grassy hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation. An adequate, mild take on a heller bock without much character to the hops, hits the right notes in the malt profile. Delivers on its purpose: an inexpensive, nicely made domestic heller bock.

08-20-2014 18:59:41 | More by LiquidAmber
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JoelClark

Idaho

3/5  rDev -15%

08-03-2014 18:29:16 | More by JoelClark
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CED

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15%

08-02-2014 15:16:43 | More by CED
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FlyingKneeStrike

California

3/5  rDev -15%

07-29-2014 21:28:01 | More by FlyingKneeStrike
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-20-2014 22:44:26 | More by ariceclemson
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-14-2014 00:42:58 | More by KimenTshom
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KyleSweetsema

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-10-2014 06:34:48 | More by KyleSweetsema
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IrishTank

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

07-09-2014 02:30:34 | More by IrishTank
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Yosefus

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-24-2014 23:54:27 | More by Yosefus
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-02-2014 02:35:00 | More by JohnBender
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Sazz9

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-02-2014 00:15:25 | More by Sazz9
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ggell100

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-27-2014 03:20:19 | More by ggell100
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-08-2014 22:52:45 | More by Waveoff
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-04-2014 01:58:33 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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ranger7

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

04-23-2014 02:07:07 | More by ranger7
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-20-2014 02:27:08 | More by ssgunbond
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npendres

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

04-20-2014 01:12:55 | More by npendres
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

Clear and light tan to light brown, not much to note in the way of head or lace.

Aroma and flavor are pretty malt forward, with bready, light toast flavors, some notable nuttiness too. Typically for the style it has little definable hops presence, but sufficient balancing bitterness. Aroma also has pretty notable pepper, but I don't get much pepper in the taste.

Body is slick and fairly sweet, with a lingering bitterness in the finish.

Overall it's not a bad helles bock, but doesn't stand out for the style either. However, given the price of trader joe's beers (5.99 a sixer at my local place), if you like helles bocks, this is a perfectly fine choice. I don't mind breaking the tie based on price when all else is equal in beer selection.

04-05-2014 17:52:01 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Josephs Brau Heller Bock from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.