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Voku Hila - Local Option

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Local Option visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Voku Hila is a strong lager developed and brewed by Local Option Bierwerker. This helles bock is golden in color with a large, creamy, persistent white head; aromatically driven by robust toast and bread notes derived from continental European pale malts with moderate spice from noble German hops. Voku Hila will be appreciated by lager and mullet enthusiasts alike.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 03-28-2013)
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-26-2013 00:20:06 | More by Jas45678
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-07-2014 21:17:04 | More by ariceclemson
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oberon

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first Local Option beer.Pours into a half liter stein a chill hazed honey tinged golden with a large quick to fade crown atop.Aromas of sweet pizza dough and caramel with a tinge of alcohol,on the sweeter side for sure.Pretty sweet on the palate as well really with caramel malts and mild butteriness,light drying in the finish with a hint of sourness.I search out maibocks and love to find a good one,this is ok but to sweet for the style to be really good in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 20:34:21 | More by oberon
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stephaniehuey


3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-27-2014 22:01:59 | More by stephaniehuey
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-25-2014 01:50:39 | More by JAHMUR
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +16.3%

06-19-2014 04:38:26 | More by tykechandler
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Ondray

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-14-2014 23:02:41 | More by Ondray
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced earthy hop, bready malt, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of earthy hops, bready malts, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good maibock. Robust and well balanced earthy hop, bready malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 01:07:31 | More by superspak
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aasher

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-18-2014 20:34:20 | More by aasher
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-17-2014 02:47:43 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-10-2014 02:35:03 | More by mychalg9
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-08-2014 18:16:41 | More by RMelyon
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-03-2014 22:45:10 | More by DMarlinJ
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anhigdon

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-29-2014 13:33:26 | More by anhigdon
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-27-2014 17:30:44 | More by BeerLover99
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.3%

04-21-2014 13:30:47 | More by brandoman63
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$3.99 for a 500ml bottle from Binny's.

I liked this beer overall because it was a decent lager and had some really nice bready, malty qualities, however, it was too hoppy for a traditional German-style bock bier. The alcohol level was decent for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 22:12:57 | More by wisrarebeer
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-28-2014 01:58:43 | More by Benvarine
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spartan1979

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

03-26-2014 03:14:32 | More by spartan1979
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-25-2014 00:18:00 | More by nmann08
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EuellGophar

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-16-2014 23:27:29 | More by EuellGophar
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light amber/dark gold color. This was the end of the keg. Small head and absolutely no lace.

Leans to a malt nose with a touch of sourness.

First impression is of the carbonation which runs very high. Slightly soured pale malt flavor with a hop bitterness as a counterpoint. Easy to drink. No signs of alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2014 21:29:30 | More by smcolw
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Rosethoj

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-14-2014 22:39:14 | More by Rosethoj
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

03-10-2014 00:13:41 | More by psoriasaurus
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, lemon and a tart vegetal element. Flavor of biscuit and mildly bready malt, wheat, lightly tart lemon and apple juice, finishing with biscuit and European hop flavor and bitterness. Medium bodied. An interesting take on a bock style beer, more similar in profile to a biscuity lager, but with light German bock flavors woven into the taste. At first the lagerish malt and hops are unexpected from a bock, somewhat drier, but the flavor is intriguing and pleasant. Although it is not really to style, this beer has suggestions towards the original maibock while presenting its own malty flavors. Drier and less sweet than a typical maibock, but an enjoyable beer. As the beer opened up in the glass, a pleasant floral element developed in the hop finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 04:42:25 | More by LiquidAmber
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Voku Hila from Local Option
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.