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Trader Joe's Hofbrau Bock - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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269 Ratings

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: rowew on 01-19-2005

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Ratings: 269 | Reviews: 187
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a thin white head with good retention and slight lacing. Mild aroma of sweet malt, grassy hops, slightly spicy. Flavor follows aroma; sweet bready malt, light grassy hops and light estery spice that saves it from being pedestrian. Light bodied. A pleasant, non-challenging bock that is better than expected from a contract brewed ale. Good job on an inexpensive bock, although it leans, perhaps, towards a malty lager in flavor.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden brown with a half inch cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma is pretty subtle, with notes of caramel malt and earthy hops accompanying a slightly metallic note. Vegetal character and diacetyl emerges as it warms.

Flavor is sweet, then ends pretty bitter. There's an oxidized cardboard finish. Not much malt character or flavoring hops.

Body is moderate, with a slick texture and moderate carbonation. The finish is astringent and slightly warm.

Not much there. Overly sweet and not a pleasant finish.

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3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Went to a friend's for a bonfire the other night and saw this new-to-me brew in the cooler. My first of the TJ's brews. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy honey-gold with a thick white frothy cap on top. The nose carries some sweet floral tones, fruity sweetness, and a slight dry huskiness on the closeout. Smooth carbonation. Subtle bite, with a slightly oily feel. Mild fruit-like flavor, apples, honey, crackers. Pretty mild unoffensive beer. Nothing that exciting, but I wouldn't turn one down. A refreshing easy-drinking beer.

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Trader Joe's Hofbrau Bock from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.