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Heller Bock - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSarge on 04-03-2009)
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Reviews by smanders:
Photo of smanders
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance: clear gold with a medium head. Nice lacing.

Smell: light fruit with almost no hops. Malt, Malt, Malt - it is a Bock after all.

Taste: a tad sweeter than expected but with nice grainy notes.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied.

Drinkability: Good. I would recommend this Helles Bock to anyone interested in the style. It's not overpowering and won't turn anyone off due to one characteristic being too noticeable.

smanders, Sep 06, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Deep saturated golden orange, momentary froth of the surface that subsides to a blank bubbling surface. No lace, just a thin ring around the edges. Good clarity. 3.5

Aroma is lightly sweet and doughy like biscuits and cereal grain. 3.5

Body is substantial, and it has a big malty presence, husky grains and rustic bread. Slight sweetness at first, slight bitterness lingering behind. At nearly 7% there's a trace alcohol presence but it's not distracting. Overall it's fairly pleasant considering it's undetermined age. 3.75/4/3.75

emerge077, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of arkitekt2
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

arkitekt2, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of MooseBoose
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MooseBoose, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving some patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of herbal and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has hints of initial malty sweetness that are quickly balanced out by a light amount of hop bitterness. Hints of spicy hops are present in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Faint bits of warmth from the alcohol are perceptible.
O: I found this beer to be a little more drinkable compared to others in the style. It would still make for a good beer to drink outside because it has a decent amount of maltiness and bits of alcohol warming.

metter98, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured bready malts, a slight honey and an herbal hop.

The taste consisted of sweet round malts, a grassy and herbal balancing hop and was a touch metallic. There was a slightly overly sweet finish.

The mouthfeel relatively light and round.

Overall a clean tasting and enjoyable bock.

plaid75, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of MTNboy
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%

This beer has a deep brassy color and poured with a light frothy tan head. It has a grassy aroma. The flavor is grainy at first. It then becomes slightly and then sweet. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy and slick. The body stays carbonated but the head retainability is not that great. It also has a somewhat warm finish.

MTNboy, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of TheSarge
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%

Heller Bock pours like a typical Maibock... Ultra clear body, lots of carbonation, good head production but little retention after a bit. Fine lacing does last all the way through.

Aroma is grainy and grassy with a slight hint of lemon.

The taste is a little more on the sweet side. I was expecting more of a cooked veggie taste. A small hint of caramel and cereal grain, but does quickly give way to a metallic like finish.

This feels light and crisp and surprisingly refreshing... The higher ABV content is nicely masked and this could sneak up on you.

Overall a very well balanced brew and surprisingly refreshing even due to the higher ABV than most brews available here in das Deutschland.

TheSarge, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of TrevorWGrover
3/5  rDev -15.3%

TrevorWGrover, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Relatively clear with a light gold color. Little head and some small spots on the glass.

Smells of mild, lightly toasted malt. Very good.

The tastes mimics the smell. Full bodied.

smcolw, Friday at 10:03 PM
Photo of Tone
3.61/5  rDev +2%

Pours a clear, gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of hint of hop, pale malt, lager yeast, hint of wheat, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Maibock / Hellses Bock. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a good level of dryness for a Maibock. Tastes of pale malt, wheat, lager yeast, hint of hop, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance and feel, but aroma, body, and blend are a little lacking. This is probably due to being imported from Germany.

Tone, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Appearance: Golden, effervescent, big head, dissipates quickly

Aroma: Hebal, strawlike, slightly malty

Taste: Fairly smooth, with slightly bitter finish; not bad, but no inspiring either.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

shakerus, Aug 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

rredshift, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Wobbly, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of JHendu
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

JHendu, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours medium gold with a foam head that does not last. Some bubbles rising. Nice golden brew.

This has the nose of a German beer. Grassy notes, with light sweet malt. A mild honeyed aroma comes thru, and you get a hint of alcohol.

Malt forward, with some moderate bitter grassy notes. Some light sweet malt, with the sweetness dissipating quickly. A little bite on the tongue from the alcohol, which sets the beer a bit off-balance. This is a beer that can sneak up on you. Finishes crisp and bitter with some residual malt on the palate.

Medium bodied and a little astringent.

Not something I could drink alot of. The alcohol amplifies the sweetness, even though there there are enough hops to mellow this out. A nice find for me. Years ago, I could find this brewer on a regular basis. Not anymore. Good to find something by them again.

OtherShoe2, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of stonesean
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from bottle into a .5 liter Schwaben Brau Seidel.

Slight amber color, completely clear, expected from a Maibock.

Big giant head that dissapates quickly leaving a small (1/8th inch) foam for the whole drink.

Big malt aromas. There is a citrus quality to it as well.

Big malt flavors as well. Very, (almost too) sweet, reminds me more of a Doppelbock, but crisp, not cloying. You can tell the extra alcohol is there, but it doesn't get in the way of enjoying the beer.

Not an every day beer, but it's a nice seasonal brew, and I'm glad I got some before the season ended. I'll buy some next spring too.

stonesean, Aug 08, 2009
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4/5  rDev +13%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

jera1350, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

jfcaa193, May 13, 2014
Photo of Chaz
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours a brilliant golden in color, and topped with an off-white, frothy head, which subsides after a minute or two.

Neutral nose, pale malts and rather like a big, dry, "Helles" on first impression. Not much in the way of hop profile on the nose.

Big, round first sip. Full-mouhtfeel and nice, full body.

It's on the sweeter side (see also: Strength and style) but there's enough in the way of hop bitterness to keep it in check -- partially. This one is a little long in the tooth, so I wonder if the hops would've been more up-front and aromatic, fresh?

Nice beer, and would like to try it again sometime.
Production Code: 02914

Chaz, Aug 15, 2014
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Heller Bock from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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