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Tröegs Cultivator - Tröegs Brewing Company

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94 Reviews
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Reviews: 94
Hads: 518
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 3.31%
Wants: 18
Gots: 126 | FT: 0
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orangesol on 01-31-2014

Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops. #1 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.
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Reviews: 94 | Hads: 518
Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite lager styles...if done right.Poured one and a half bottles into a 1/2 liter stein,deep rich golden with a large defined white fluffy crown atop.Some caramel and lightly toasted grain in the nose,some faint mineral as well.A little thinner than expected in the feel especially in the back end.Caramel doughiness upfront on the palate with some drying light toastiness and spicy hops get your attention on the finish.A decent stab at the style,the body needs to be amped up a little...in my opinion.Will go with some bauernwurst,sauerkraut,and dumplings later Iam sure. (586 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head covering that fades at a med pace with streaming bubbles, little lacing, very clear honey orange blond.

NOse has a little biscuity malt, little grainy crackery without being too much straw or wheat like, little almost coppery malt note, and grassy wheat, as well as a mild fruity lager note, and little grassy floral hop note, soft lager note adn faint sulfur.

Taste starts more cereal grains, toasty, bready and grainy but not like cracked dry straw grains, grassy wheat like without much wheat, into a little lager crispness and soft feel, little fruity lager note and very light sulfury touch, into mild bitterness with some grassy floral hops . A bit of a fruity note all around. Finish is a bit crisp and soft, mild bitter grassy hops, little more fruity lager and cereal grains.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, crisp, soft, decent carb.

Overall OK, a bit of a sulfury note, decent hops, malts are pretty nice but not great, lager notes are nice, drinkable but not great. (1,014 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at the brewery tasting room in Hershey, served chilled in a stange

The color is deep golden with greate clarity and thick white cap with very fine bead. The smell combines a strong malt aroma with mild noble hop aroma and subtle mineral yeast with a spice accent from the hops with toasted grain odor. The feel is very good with strong body of both malt presence with spicy hop texture and medium carbonation with light alcohol in the finish.

The taste is as good as the other qualities mentioned above yet there is a smooth grain flavor with light sweet maltiness and gentle German yeast flavor in the middle with floral hop and mild alcohol in the finish which is relatively dry. Overall I consider this a pretty high quality helles bock for the style, very drinkable yet enough strength to hold true with the original ...very drinkable example with nice balance. (888 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange body beautifully filtered with a big white head chunky textured billowing above the rim of my pint glass. Aroma has bread yeast, biscuit malt, herbal earthy grass hop notes this is a nice smelling helles bock so far. Cereal grains, honey biscuit malts, grassy herbal hop finish this is a perfect beer borders on the sweetness of other high gravity lagers like malt liquors maybe a touch of green apple, but no residual sticky sweetness at all this is great beer tried and true. This reminds me of a version I had years ago the Penn Maibock on a kick the keg night at Fuel and Fuddle the drafts of Penn Maibock were marked down to 2 dollars and the whole bar was drinking this classic style with big smiles and laughter abound. Everybody had fun even if we were over indulging that night!!! Sugary glazed biscuit malts bring the flavor together with a nutty apple character in the malt department, again I love this beer, carbonation is full on and built into such said beer. Overall this beer brings back memories of a better time in the beer scene when Penn Maibock, Stoudt's Maibock, and Victory St. Boisterous tuned into the beer drinking scene also Sierra Nevada recently d/c'd their famous helles bock that was once a seasonal. (1,246 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/6/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean flavor profile as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Helles bock! All around great balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth, clean, and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,418 characters)

Photo of orangesol
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at the brewery.

A - Pours clear golden yellow with a decent one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of light noble hop bitterness, doughy yeast, lightly toasted caramel malt and a bit of dulled lemon. Rather plain initially but it comes around a bit as it warms up.

T - Starts off with a mix of bready malt, yeast and mild caramel malt sweetness slowly giving way to the noble hop bitterness. Finish is pretty doughy with some light bitterness, lingering long after the finish.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, doughy feel with some mild bitterness at the end of each sip. Booze is hidden quite well.

O - A pretty solid maibock all things considered. A bit more hoppy than a traditional example but that was what they were going for here. I will definitely enjoy a few more of these once it warms up some more. (942 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of biscuit malts over the top of lighter aromas of slightly fruity yeast and grassy + floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit and cracker malts with just a hint of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of light fruit (apple + pear) yeast and light flavors of floral and grassy hops. There is a light amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: A nice example of the style and very easy to drink, quite enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden and this is a nice new addition to the Tröegs lineup available to me. (1,087 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am really excited that one of my home state's last big boys, in this case Troegs, has begun CANning their beers. I will be ecstatic when Victory finally catches up!

From the CAN: "Handcrafted by the Troegs Bros."; "Pack it in, Pack it out."

I Crack!ed it open and CANmenced an inverted Glug, producing three-plus fingers of fluffy, foamy, bone-white head that stuck around long enough for a photo op and then fell, leaving loads of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was malty sweet with an earthy undertone, like freshly upturned soil. My neighbor has a garden next door with a compost bin and when she plants seeds at the beginning of spring, the smell is much like this. I get fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and last year, pumpkins from them as a result. But I digress. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was both grassy from the hops and earthy from the malt. I was put in mind of fresh peppers somehow. Finish was semi-dry and both fresh and earthy. I think that I will check to see when the planting is to take place this year and bring a sixer by for the occasion.

Ha ha! This is like catching up with an old friend. I am clearing my backlog of bottles so that I CAN refocus on The CANQuest (TM) and all sorts of hidden treasures are popping up. My policy is not to drink any beer unless/until it has an approved photo on this site, so if I score one that needs a pic, I will take it, submit it and await approval. That must have happened in this case as that is one of my pics, but I have no recollection thereof. Wild!

From the bottle: "Come visit our Brewery. Visit troegs.com for tour information. Cheers [undersigned] Chris & John"; "Emerging from springtime's fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread & delicate floral hops."; "Handcrafted by the Troegs Bros."

One of the things that I like about really pale and really dark beers is how well the pseudo-cascade can be seen, thanks to the contrast. The liquid roiled and rolled around and slowly began to settle into around three fingers of dense, slightly rocky bone-white head with great retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to see through the walls. Before I had a chance to peep at my neighbors, however, the unholy trio of Midas, Croesus and Mammon showed up, wanting some for themselves. Their greed and petty squabbling never ceases to amaze me and so I carried on whilst they carried on. Nose had a Noble hop-like grassiness along with a biscuit maltiness. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was big, thanks to its effervescence, and the taste was tangy. The grassy hops intermingled nicely with the dryness of the malt and when coupled with a slight fusel alcohol heat, it became tangy on the tongue. It also meant that the finish was super-dry. Man, I was more parched after drinking this than I was when I started in on it. (2,996 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

Real nice creamy white and creamy topped head. Settles with coating thick lace, and sits on a very well slow carbonated brass brown and golden super crystal chestnut clear body. Real nice looker.

Bouquet seems pretty small, some toffee faint qualities and stick bread molasses with more of a lighter aroma. But for the most part pretty quiet down in there.

Palate has a nice sticky toffee, with a following slight hop spicy bite. There's a faint hint of caramel here with some real nice hazelnut and other dried nut like quality. Chewy slightly with a brown toasty crispness to match. Some astringent popping lime hop on the finish to go with it also.

A real neat and fun beer. Love the bocks from Troegs and this one delivers. (781 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden color with a soapy white head and lacing. Aroma is very floral and pine like with bready undertones. In the taste, floral and bitter, with a sweet honey baked bread malt flavor. Well balanced and easily approachable, this golden bock is best enjoyed in a warmer climate. The body is on the light side of medium with a solid carbonation. Overall, this hits the spot when you're looking for a easy drinking lager with a firm hoppy finish. (457 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Graciously gifted to me by a friend from work

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The beer smells very nice as well, showcasing considerable sweet malt and light dry cirtrus that imparts something of a cookie dough aroma. On the palate, this beer is just superb. While there's plenty of sweet malt up front and in the mid palate, there is a considerable amount of hoppy bitterness as well, that balances that sweetness beautifully. The finish is bitter, fairly dry, and quite clean, making for a very refreshing beer to drink. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, and the finish is long and deliciously bitter. Alcohol is unnoticeable.

Very, very impressed with this beer. This reminds of a good German helles bock, and in fact might be the best domestic version I can ever recall sampling. Absolutely delicios stuff. (868 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some maltiness is present. Taste is malts, some sweetness, a bit of hops as well, easy drinking for the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer. (266 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Bottled on 021115. Sampled on June 1, 2015.

Milky, yellow and heady pour. The head lingers and laces.

Grains are apparent on the nose with some dough and grassy hop notes in the background.

Light to medium body.

Toastiness to start in the flavor and then the grasssy hop character kicks in at the end and balances it out. (355 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Glad to have found this new seasonal for hella cheap (Mixed and matched single for about a $1.65) Into a pint glass.
A - Well it looks more like a Helles lager with a bright orange yellow color very clear and lively with a ton of carbonation that makes for an inch plus of head, great lacing, and the head even slowly dissipates.
S - Has some bock tones of caramel and strong malt with some herbal/citrus hops and a bit of hay and bread.
T - Its quite a different take on the style with a ton of flavor. Getting lemon grass, citrus hops zest, bready malts, mild corny sweetness and some caramel in the finish. Heck the finish even has some lingering hop bite!
M - Wow I just love how this style drinks so light and this beer especially with the carbonation makes for a very enjoyable beer.

Overall a simple easy going beer I would probably get a six pack of but so far have only found cases of it for 34 dollars. Damn Pennsylvania... (935 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Simple beer that is good for its style and hit the spot. Clearish gold body with well-carb'd, fizzy two finger head that dies quick with minor lace patches on top of aroma that is a little bit of soapy, dirty hops and some grainy malts with that bread/cracker edge that seems to be a familiar descriptive term. The basic taste is a dry, cracker-like graininess but the balance is there from some floral hops so this doesn't turn into some American macro crap. The hops give off minor citric and the malts seem to have a touch of sweetness to them. Easy to drink and refreshing and you can't ask for much more. (609 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a rich golden yellow color that borders on becoming orange. Head is a massive cluster of cream colored bubbles. Great retention. Stingy with its lacing.

S-Softer than I'd like it to be. Light apples and fruits. A bit floral with some caramel. A bit of noble hop.

T-Malt forward. Some toffee and caramel. A bit of honeycomb. Bread dough malt. Hops are very subtle. Fruity yeastiness.

M-Medium bodied, definitely fuller than I was anticipating. Soft carbonation. Alcohol well hidden.

O- I haven't had many of the style. It's fairly tame but it grew on me. Glad only got a single, though. Not sure I would really love to put away several of these. (656 characters)

Photo of jbaker67
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was able to try this before it was officially released. Clear orange-amber body, medium sized white head, sparse lacing. Fresh baked bread, lemon, morning toast, grainy cereals, some DMS in the nose. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering mild sweetness. (262 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A clear and bright sort of dark yellow / pale amber beer shows itself after some tempestuous roiling settles to a full finger of very creamy off-white head, further aided by a champagne-like rise of bubbles for the entirety of the session. A thick cap of cream is maintained for the long term, and it leaves in its wake a big, extremely creamy and sticky ring at the top with webbing and patches following.
Fruity esters, pale grains, and biscuity receives a gentle hops addition giving some grass, herb, gentle pepper along with a bit of mineral and some earth in the yeastiness.
A bit of an alcoholic tinge comes off toasted grains up front leading right into dry leafy hops with some pith. Each sip begins with fruits and caramel that give way to the hops in the middle, and the balance is achieved best leading into the finish.
Fluffy and creamy, this beer is delicately smooth in its light body as well as being crisp, firmly so without having to bite too hard. (966 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a light, golden yellow, fairly fizzy. Half inch head, not much in the way of lacing.

Smells floral and grassy. Pretty light but pleasant aroma here.

The tastes include biscuity malt, mild fruit (pears, possibly), floral hop flavors, cut grass, very mild German yeast bitterness.

Crisp, sharp, well carbonated. Great mouthfeel on this one.

A very easy drinking and tasty maibock. Would like to get more of this. (474 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with tons of big carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew and with a small fizzy white head. The head fades quite fast leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a big bready smell. With the bready smells are some big aromas of toffee as well as a decent sum of a lighter fruit smell. The fruit aromas are mainly of apricot, peach and plum and with bit of a doughy and grassy smell rounding out the aroma, the smell is overall a nice blend of sweet and malt.

Taste – The taste begins with a thick doughy and bready flavor with lots of caramel sweetness right from the start. The caramel takes on more and more buttery flavors as the taste advances producing a toffee like taste. Along with the caramel to toffee transition, so too come some hop flavors of a light grassy and moderate earthy flavor growing more intense as the flavor advances. A light graininess and a little bit of grape and pear come to the tongue at the very end of the taste, leaving a nice, lightly hopped, very sweet, and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier then would have been expected for a brew of 6.9 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thick and creamy body are fantastic for all the big sweet toffee and doughy flavors of the brew, coating the mouth in all the nice malt and sweet flavors.

Overall – A rather sweet, but still just enough hopped and balanced Helles Bock. Due to the thicker body and big sweeter and bready flavors, it is a rather slow drinker all while only at 6.9 % abv. (1,730 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- 12oz bottled poured with a pretty much clear golden body, lacks haze even from the second half of the bottle. A cap builds up to about half a finger high with a frothy, foamy texture. Head retention is lackluster as it falls to a small white ring. Spotty lacing at best.

S- Very delicate aroma that leaves me searching a bit but for the style that is not exactly uncommon. Pretty much just Pilsner malts and soft spicy, floral hops come to mind.

T- Things open up in the taste as compared to the smell but the same main theme carries over with Pilsner malts and spicy, Euro hop notes carrying the beer along. Some slight yeast character comes out (it is mostly clean) in the form of light banana and apple hints.

MF- Light bodied and mostly dried out with a crisp, silky texture. Carbonation is at a medium-high level and there is some foaminess to it. Light hop bitterness just to round things out.

Clean Helles with a nice malty and European hop feel. Drinks very easily, as it should, without any major off flavors or flaws. (1,034 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Date on neck, but its too hard to read. Appears a medium golden color, clear, foamy white head. Earthy hop aroma, grain. Mild bready malt flavor, a bit herbal. Medium bodied (191 characters)

Photo of argock
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottled on 012915 on bottleneck. Purchased at Market Street Wineshop (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear honey-gold, light amber with nearly 2-finger ivory, tightly bubbled head with average retention and copious lacing down the glass.

S: Bready with fig/plum fruity aromas, light caramel, and perceptible but not unpleasant alcohol.

T: Very comparable to the aroma with a lot of breadiness, light caramel is a prominent flavor, but there is some fig/plum fruitiness in the middle of the palate that doesn't belong. THe hopping is heral and earthy with light bitterness. Alcohol isn't easy to detect. Except for the mid-palate fruitiness, this is a nice brew.

M: Really great feel with lightish body with medium-high carbonation.

O: Cultivator is a good brew which could use a little more careful fermentation to miss that mid-palate fruitiness and this would be superb. As it is, it is still very enjoyable drinking. (989 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful golden color. The head is about a finger high, and white in shade. The texture is rather frothy and inconsistent, while retention is only average. However, some streaks of lacing are left behind on the glass. Generally, this is a good-looking offering.

S: There's a lot going on with the aroma. At first, I'm picking up various fruity notes (apples, lemon, maybe even some melon) backed with some subtle baked bread. Letting it open up, and some grassy hops will appear. Everything seems nicely balanced, well integrated, and defined. This proves you don't need to be a massive Galaxy-hopped DIPA or bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout with coconut to have a great aroma.

T: Subtle hoppiness hits the palate first - both grassy and a little herbaceous. Malt flavors surge after the hops fade (slightly) with caramel, baked bread, and apple. I'd even suggest this beer tastes a bit like apple pie. Its best feature is its balance: this could have easily been too sweet, but the hops helps to give it a ballasting bitterness, while still allowing the defined malt flavors to shine through. Maybe it's not complex per se, but I don't care about that.

M: The crisp, dry finish helps to neutralize any excess lingering sweetness on the palate. There is a good amount of body to help give it both substance and a long-lasting finish (in spite of the dryness), but it still goes down disturbingly easy. Carbonation is nearly perfect.

O: Gorgeous, gorgeous beer. I had high expectations for this, and they were met easily. While everything is balanced well, it's the former combined with the flavor definition that makes it the winner it is. Hold on, let me drink another to see if I'm right about this one...

...yep, dead-on about this. (1,787 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out with a thin layer of head. Has that deep helles gold color. Great clarity.

Mild floral hops, white bread, dry toastiness, pale malt creaminess, slight fruit, and barley grain.

Nice bready flavor with some toasty grains, implied fruitiness, minerally notes, and a clean finish. Somewhat herbal. Very smooth. Nice bitterness. A great helles bock.

Textured body. The carbonation helps to cream it up a bit. Great mouthfeel.

Great maibock. Recommended. (462 characters)

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Tröegs Cultivator from Tröegs Brewing Company
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