Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager - New Belgium Brewing
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3.06/5 rDev -15.5%
bought the 22 oz bomber at Market street today:
poured into my goblet:
A - bright yellow - extra clear! nice show on the 2+ finger head. settles to super sticky, all time great lacing
S - very understated on the hops, almost "dry" to the nose - honestly a disappointment here
a bit of a cardboard note
T: yes a bit more hops here but far from impressive - I would have hoped for much more from new Belgium (the hops does make a bit of a return on the aftertaste
M - very nice to the mouth - good body and very gentle ABV bite
D - ultra drinkable due to the watery flavor. guzzling time
08-18-2013 04:51:57 | More by burnerfinger
3.71/5 rDev +2.5%
A - golden with a frothy off-white head, excellent head retention, crazy-thick lacing down the glass
S - spicy, yeast, biscuit, fruit, grassy hop
T - spicy again, Hallatau hop, grass, biscuit, fruit, faint honey, nice clean finish with some nutty yeast; sweet but the hops help to balance it out more than the usual bock, which I like.
M - creamy, smooth, pleasant carbonation
O - I really liked this one, but the Hallertau hops are at threshold. Any more, and the beer goes downhill from there. I thought this was well crafted, and for $2.99 I might get it again.
08-17-2013 05:13:35 | More by barnzy78
3.11/5 rDev -14.1%
Bottle poured into tulip shaped glass
Appearance: pale golden light amber with a thin solid head. Leaves a good circular lacing around the glass.
Smell: rye, hops, wheat
Taste: sweet malty, not bitter but I can get a sense of hops in the beverage. I can also get a sense of some sweet fruits. Not bad for a lager.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied with moderate carbonation
Overall: This is a great lager. This is probably my favorite lager I've had since I can get a since of hops, but this is not my style of beer. I just got it because it was pretty cheap, well worth the money.
07-18-2013 23:34:59 | More by Tonmeister
3.75/5 rDev +3.6%
The good folks at New Belgium have a winner with Hoppy Bock lager. It cannot be dissected without reducing this overall wonderful, limited production beer. It pours a fine 1 inch head in a tulip glass, stays with it for a while, looks like a lager, nice cool summer lightness. When I saw bock I assumed a bit darker, but no, this is a near blond, but with a fine taste, good mouth feel and a really smooth finish. I'm not sure how Total Wine here in Vegas offered this pint+ for $1.50 but I guarantee it is an excellent value for a fine beer. Very good stand alone beer, and excellent for the value. We cannot always buy beer for the price, generally not a winner strategy, but New Belgium has offered a premium gift with Hoppy Bock lager.
07-16-2013 22:32:22 | More by JimTeal
Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager from New Belgium Brewing
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