Voku Hila | Local Option

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Brewed by:
Local Option
Illinois, United States
localoptionbier.com

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by BEERchitect on 03-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,367
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
119
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Taste: citrus, blood orange, yeast notes, clean finish. Spiced, fruit and yeast nose. Orange/golden hue, unfiltered, whit head with lace. medium light body. 31 IBUs

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Photo of skaboom420
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled last night on 2/13/16. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle from the Pub Dog Brewing Company in Westminster, Maryland (side of label). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 500ml handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a hazy orange-amber in color with a huge 4-5 finger foamy/creamy head that settled down to a good finger even after 5+ minutes. Lots of sticky ring-like lacing was seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass, like a good German beer. Aroma is of hops, yeast, malts with a hint of spice. Taste is close to the nose with maybe a light hint of honey and caramel also. Slightly bitter finish but nothing to be concerned about at all. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a good brew.

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Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 7.64/16.9 oz ($ 0.452/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma fruity
Head average (Four cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy/fizzy, rapidly diminishing to an irregular four to six mm ring and rocky layer
Lacing good – mostly complete ring of tiny bubbles
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor - not much, slightly fruity and ending with a sour industrial chemical overtone; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.25, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Oddly cidery. Average beer. Wouldn't buy again on-draught.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle poured into lager glass. No bottle dating found.

Pours lightly hazy, amber-orange in color, with a good bit of visible carbonation. The body is topped by a moderate size, dense off-white head with good retention. Some streaks and spots of stickly lacing clings to the glass.

Aroma: grassy, herbal and lightly earthy hops mix with some yeasty spiciness and other aromatics. Hints of apple juice and baked bread.

Taste: towards the bold end of the spectrum for style. Aromas carry over to the flavor to which some honey and light pepper are added. Mild bitterness even on the finish More malt than the aroma reveals.

Feel: Medium carbonation and body; Smooth, with a somewhat crisp finish.

Overall: a good, relatively robust and earthy, maibock.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blkcatalyst
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alostplot
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bottle in a DFH snifter. This nice helles pours a hazy golden amber with a slowly dissipating head of white foam that fades to a thin layer and thick ring of foam with very nice lacing. Nose of sweet breaded malts, light floral hops, and light honey. Flavors follow the nose with sweet breaded malts to all sides, sweet honey and light caramel malts to the middle and back, and a lightly spicy floral hop note with a light sweet bread aftertaste. Smooth and highly quaff-able mouth feel is aided by medium high carbonation that keeps the mouth feel lively with a subtle dry finish with a touch of a grain note. Very nice. ...even if I do not sport a---ahem----mullet.

Cheers

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Photo of killcore
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paresis
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy gold under a 2” white foam cap that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Aromas of bread and spicy, earthy hops.
T: Malty, bready attack with a light sweetness and traces of caramel to toffee dries out somewhat on the finish with a moderate bitter accent.
F: Rich full body, medium carbonation.
O: A malt driven big full bodied beer that is easy to drink.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BubbleBobble
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJWalker
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Voku Hila from Local Option
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 119 ratings