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Colossal Three | Port City Brewing

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
32
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
24.23%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States | website

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
COLOSSAL THREE is a Heller Bock, also known as a Maibock. Heller Bocks are the palest and hoppiest of Bock style beers. Ours is a beautiful tawny color which comes from the Munich malt. We have chosen noble hop varieties that impart floral, spicy aromas and flavors.

This lager beer was fermented cold and aged at 32 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 weeks. The long fermentation and aging process gives this strong beer a remarkably clean finish, for which our beers are known.

Added by apasternak on 02-01-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 32
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not best honey but not worst

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice foamy head that dissipates quickly but leaves a thin film head. Beer is a hazy but still clear medium amber. Very nice look.

Smell is very honey sweet and floral hop notes. Hops are stronger and mix well with malt taste.

Taste is slightly more bitter than taste and retains floral note and honey sweetness. Bit of alcohol taste.

Body is medium bodied. Light carbonation. Fairly slippery and slick feel.

Overall very good and very strong.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- poured a deep cloudy gold. About one finger of creamy white head dissipates quickly. No retention or lacing.

S-fruity and funky bread, like sourdough

T-tart and tangy, with a nice crisp bite from the hops on the finish.

M- a nice full feeling on the palate with a just a hint of carbonation.

O- I've never had a traditional helles bock for comparison, so I can't tell you how close it is to style. But this is a really good beer in its own right.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a copper tinted orange with one finger head and little bit of lace ring. Aroma was mildly citric hopped and had a sturdy maltiness to it. Medium-bodied, much more malt based than hoppy or just evenly balanced as the malts give off a caramel/toffee sweetness and the hops just do enough to keep it from cloying and add a crispness to finish. Little heavier than traditional maibock but it's a good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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