Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock LagerHop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of pkalix
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a nice golden yellowwith ample foam on top.
citrus-y, some pine, nothing over-powering. seems docile enough....
taste is... yes, floral. lots of mellow hops. some malt. orange? foam sticks to the side of the glass a bit.
6.9% is a good number. cannot taste the alcohol. it's a good brew. standard. easy to drink. i could see doing this again.

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Photo of Tone
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hint of floral hops, slight sweet malt, slight grass, and an herbal aroma. Fits the style of a Maibock / Helles Bock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight pine, floral hops, citrus hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, hoppy and floral aroma, with a smooth mouth feel. The malt appears in the body to balance the herbal notes.

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Photo of phishsihq
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This first installment of the Hop Kitchen series pours a clear, brass color. A fluffy, off-white head caps the brew, and it is well-retained while providing a decent amount of lace. Biscuity malt aromas, as well as a touch of grassiness, join in a chorus of spicy and piney hop aromas. The hops dominate the palate on this one. Cracker and biscuit malt flavors quickly fade into spicy and floral hop flavors with a touch of citrus in the finish. This Maibock is lighter in both body and carbonation.

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Photo of tito42
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 1 pt., 6 oz. bomber to an imperial pint. Best by 16 Jun 2013.

A: Clear and golden, with minimal carbonation. Wispy white head that clings to the glass mightily.

S: Malt, grassy hops, lemon.

T: Malt, grassy hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, candy sugar, honey, resinous hops.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, a little oily.

O: I'm well within the best by date, but perhaps this would have been better if it were fresher. As it stands, a hoppy maibock, but not very impressive as either a maibock or a hoppy lager.

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Photo of budgood1
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber.

pours out a clear blonde colour with a frothy half inch highbone white head. plentiful, sticky lace. herbal hop leaf aroma. a bit of tobacco and resin smacks the nose. pale malt sweetness and yeastiness accentuate things. flavour profile is straight up blonde double bock like with hefty, earthy, herbal hoppiness layering hop notes on top of hop notes. the rye is very prevalent, adding a depth of spice that compliments the noble hop spice splendidly. NB house yeast is also strong in this blonde bock, adding spicy boozy notes that seem well integrated in the overall scheme of things. boozy hop and rye tea without too much bitterness. very unique. finishes dry. sturdy body. velvety mouthfeel. drinkability is nice. no complaints.

overall a well constructed, unique maibock sort of brew with a hefty herbal and spice profile. i bristled at the yeast influenced flavour additions a bit but that is my only distraction. recommended.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle has a 'consume by' date of June 16, 2013.

Appearance - A lemony yellow that allows light to filter through a hazy body. Topped with a frothy white two-finger head that slowly dissipates over several minutes. Healthy lacing clings to the side of the glass showing where the original pour came to rest.

Smell - Hoppy, herbal and showing off that characteristic NB house yeast. Some citrus zest as well. Very enticing smell that makes me eager to dive in.

Taste - Refreshing, with a finish that has notes of hops and green plants. Like drinking an herb garden, but in a good way. Malty backbone lends a bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with mildly pleasant carbonation.

Overall a great way to start this new "Hop Kitchen" series. With a nice springtime lager. Just enough hops to give it an American twist to this traditional German style.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale, clean golden with a rich and thick head of white carbonation. Beautiful, detailed lace.

Nose is toasty grains and grass, with a touch of floral hops somewhere in there. Promising start!

Taste is sweet lager malts up front, with a bitter citrus hops finish. Drinks very lightly and easily, despite the 6.9% ABV. I really liked this one, especially as it's (gasp) an affordable bomber (around $4.19 locally). Well-done, and I'll pick up another, for certain.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a New Belgium tulip glass in high elevation, Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger white, fluffy head. Transparent golden body. The retention on the head is rather nice and the body looks typical of the style for a Maibock. Sticky ribbons of lacing. Slightly above average, methinks.

S- Floral hops are what greets the nose. Pineapple, tropical fruits, some brewing spices. Hoppy but not overpowering. Rather a pleasant aroma, actually. Not clubbing me with hops, but not leaving much room for the golden malts to play.

T- Slightly sour hops with a golden malt backbone. Tart, floral and fruity. Interesting character, but not balanced as well as it could be. Enjoyable but far from great.

M- Thick, full-bodied. Dry, semi-grainy finish. Interesting.

O- Above average beer and an interesting little experiment for New Belgium. Not the best example I've had of the style, but not a bad overall beer.

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Photo of russpowell
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BBD of 16 Jun 2013

Pours straw colored with 2 fingers of beige head.Above average head retention & good lacing

S: Grassyness & lemons, leafy hops

T: Grassy & leafy hops, slight crackery notes up front, faint peppery notes, some pear notes. Leafy & spicy hops as this warms, & a little bit of pears. Finishes spicy, dry with leafy hops

MF: Medium bodied, creamy carbonation, okay balance

An alright Maibock, not one I would buy again. Drinks okay, but just run of the mill for the style, the hop mix did not impress me at all

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"Meet the first in our new Hop Kitchen series: A German-style springtime lager brewed with rye then loaded with Hallertauer, Perle and Fuggle hops for a spicy, earthy aroma. This Hoppy Bock Lager offers a medium body and slightly sweet malt character perfect for your spring hop-fling." Brewed in the style of a Helles Bock Lager. Date on bottle is June 16, 2013. Limited One-time release.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a New Belgium pint glass. Served north of 52º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy foam head aroma of a gold-tinged white hue over a pale yellow body with faint gold tones. Retention is above average and lacing is thin and streaked. Carbonation is mild and relaxed. Pleasing appearance. 4.25

(Smell) Expect moderate cracker pale malt notes with a medium grassy, spicier and earthy hop aroma. Aroma has some similarity to the Czech Pilsner save for a slightly sweeter malt aroma and a spicier, less clean hop profile. Mild, clean lager aromas with little acidity keep the aroma accessible, straightforward and inviting. Potency is short of medium. 3.5

(Taste) Flavor provides more emphasis on biscuity and light bready german malts with a trace of depth through buttery rye malt character for a medium sweetness. Paired with fainter earthy, fruity and spicy hop characters, it differs starkly from the aroma in having a bolder malt body and a substantial hop bitterness to pair. Very clean, wet grassy hop finish keeps the drinkability in line with filling characters. Sweetness is subtle enough to not shock the palate, yet heavy enough to be appropriate for the depth of the style. Very low alcohol heat. A liberally bitter-hopped Helles Bock with a subtle German hop flavor nicely bridges the gap between German tradition and American ambition. Enjoyable flavor. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Malt texture is thick slick with a mild touch of nectar sweetness. A light bready depth and a slight, earthy hop finish collectively keep the finish moist. Balance is right on- with enough sweetness and bitterness to match, the only thing shallow is hop flavor itself, appropriate for the German style. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Alcohol presence is light+. Texture is decent for the style, although I would have expected a touch more carbonation to round out the depth of the malt body. 3.5

(Overall) Hops play a solid role in the bitterness of this bock, balancing the deep malt character that leads the flavor and body in sweetness and depth. Despite a collective mass of sensory-testing extremes, it maintains a high drinkability with a subtle alcohol pinch. It's an enjoyable malt character with a decent bitterness to pair but remains reserved on the hop flavor, settling for more subtle fruity and earthy European-origin hop character, it plays largely true to style. An appealing take on the Helles Bock style. 3.75

New Belgium Brewing's
Hop Kitchen Hoppy Bock Lager

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Photo of snaotheus
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle (expiration 16 June 2013) poured into a large snifter

Pours clear golden with a large head, fades, leaves some heavy lacing. Plenty of fine carbonation. Smell is yeast and honey.

Taste is medium hop bitterness (I get pine resin), lots of lagery yeasty tang, a little bit of floral sweetness, just a hint of the honey I smell.

Mouthfeel is light and airy. Overall, not bad at all.

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Photo of PieOhMy
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass.

A Light amber. Thick foamy head that lasts.

S Light floral aroma. Wheat. Malts.

T There's a light zesty tartness upfront followed by a hit of sweetness. The name comes through in the aftertaste. Hoppy bitterness lingers.

M Light body. Crisp and smooth. Finishes clean.

O Good bock. I like the complexity and layers in the flavor - sour, sweet, bitter. Would have again.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with bottle reading best by June 16, 2013. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields three fingers of fluffy soapy bone white head ontop of a clear, golden yellow lager body. Some fat fluffy rings of lacing as the beer recedes.

S - Some lemon citrus hops. Some weird, unidentifiable floral / spice characteristics, which I suppose could possibly be the rye. Some faint cracked peppercorns are noticeable.

T - Taste is strange. Not at all what I was expecting here. Strange spices & floral notes along with some sweet honey flavor & a bitter, spicy hop finish. Has a weird flowery taste almost akin to lavender or coriander. Juicy fruity hops like lime, lemon, and pineapple pervade the palate.

M - Feel is bitter, hoppy, and ends dry.

Overall, a strange beer to be sure. Not at all a bad beer, just very different than what I had been expecting. A warming beer with a pleasant 6.90% abv, and an easy sipping beer from New Belgium, although it is definitely not a beer I will be trying again anytime soon.

New Belgium Hop Kitchen Hoppy Bock Lager ---3.5/5

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a deep, clear gold with two fingers of bright white head. Lots of sticky lacing left behind.

The aroma was more on the maltier side and less on the hoppy. Caramel malts and earthy with a hint of fresh grass.

The taste was sweet caramel malts upfront, followed by floral and orange notes, and a bit of fresh-baked bread. A syrupy sweetness was found in the finish.

Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.

I had hoped for a bigger hop presence based on the name. Still, a decent lager but not one I'd have regularly.

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Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 6/16/2013. Pours slightly cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, pine, grass, floral, pepper, biscuit, toast, spicy rye, light caramel, and herbal earthiness. Very nice and unique aromas with good balance and complexity of earthy/spicy hops and malt notes. Taste of grapefruit, pine, floral, grass, biscuit, spicy rye, pepper, light caramel, toast, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pine, floral, grass, biscuit, toast, spicy rye, pepper, light caramel, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of spicy/earthy hops and malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy maibock style. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a crystal clear light gold color with a large cap of creamy white head. Nice retention and lacing...this is a really nice looking brew.

Nose is very hoppy indeed...very much reminds me of the hop varietals they used in 2 below, still sad that beer got axed - very spicy and herbal. The malts are not really a player on the aroma...an odd thing for a bock.

Taste is leafy greens to the left and leafy greens to the right...old world hops all over your face, kid. The honeyed malts come out to play a bit more, but this is very much a hoppy bock. Probably a little heavier on the hop flavor than the bitterness. The malts are definitely biscuity in flavor and I actually wouldnt mind a little more malt presence...maybe a touch of caramel. I like it though, and the price tag is right at $4.75 a bomber...sad thing is this kicks many an experimental LOF beer at a little more than half the price! I am excited for more beers in this series, well done NB, well done indeed.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

If Jim Morrison had gone into brewing... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a few fingers of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises miscellaneous greenery, sweet honey, caramel, and a bit of light spearmint. There's an incredible balance in place here. The taste leans further on the side of the greens, which now include some mild grass and a tiny hint of pine needle, while the sweeter side falls deep into the relative shadows along with its new friend, light rye bread. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally dry finish. Overall, though an interesting concept, the execution of a hoppy maibock just kinda misses the mark for me. Were it slightly more balanced on the tongue, it might have succeeded, but that was sadly not the case.

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Photo of rangerred
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a one finger white head. Really good head retention, better than I was expecting, with some splotchy lacing.

Aroma of sweet caramel and bread that is typical of a bock but there is a nice addition of earthy, herbal hops with a touch of pine. A little weak all around but a pleasant aroma nonetheless.

Sweet caramel on the taste with some rye bread and toasted bread. The hops are more subtle in the flavor with light earthyness but the bitterness really comes through and exceeds what would normally be found in a Maibock. It works nicely to counteract the sweetness that is present and is typical of this style.

Overall, a nice twist on a classic style from New Belgium. It is not particularly exciting but is pleasing to drink and something I wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Strange mix of styles, but New Belgium has pulled off stranger combinations. Cheers!

Brewed less than a month before the date of this tasting (March 18, 2013) with a best by date three months from now (July 28, 2013).

A: A perfectly transparent pale gold with an inch of foamy white head. Looks quite fizzy.

S: It’s all about the fruity, aromatic hops, with scents of cherry, orange, and red grape in front. Smells like Juicy Fruit gum. And just like the last Hop Kitchen beer I had, there’s a leafy tea aroma akin to what you’d get from the raw hops at the homebrew shop; I’m not sure I like it, but it’s interesting. No dark, fruity bock notes at all, though I am getting some clean, bready lager hints in the background; typical of a maibock, unlike other dark German lagers.

T: There’s those sweet malt flavors mixed with jammy fruit tastes that formed the strange palate of New Belgium’s new imperial IPA, Rampant – honey and jam on biscuit, a buttery bready taste overloaded with a glaze of dark sugars. Hmmm. The hops lie on top of the bed of sweet malt like oil on water, a spicy, herbal taste of ginger, pepper, pine, and a touch of onion; some hints of guava and pineapple are noticeable, but in very small amounts. The aftertaste showcases the sweetness – lingering notes of apricot jam – but not without a blast of grassy hop dryness.

M: Smooth; a medium-to-thick body with a touch of foamy carbonation. There’s a full feeling from every sip, making the whole thing come off as a bit too viscous.

O: Looks like New Belgium is forming a pattern with their hop-forward beers. I don’t know what it is, probably the sweetness of the palate combined with the oiliness of the hops, but it turns me off. And I know these guys can produce incredible beer – that’s the frustrating part! There’s something off here that’s keeping this to a one-bottle excursion and I’d like to know what it is. Other reviewers are saying things like “strong flavor of cherry jelly” and “there’s something to it giving off an unpleasant flavor;” what is going on here?

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Photo of Mitchster
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$4.99 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with Rye, Melanoiden, Munich, and Goldpils Vienna. Hopped with Nugget, Hallertauer, Perle, and Fuggle.
6.9% ABV, 70 IBU's, 200kcal/12oz.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear medium golden, forming a gorgeous rocky white head with excellent retention and nice sheets of lacing. Carbonation moderately brisk ~3.0 carbs. The nose has a nice slightly spicy and earthy hop character with a hint of toast. I expected to see Victory malt in the bill, but alas there is none. Mouthfeel is very crisp and clean with a medium dense body. The taste is phenomenal. There is a distinct dried apricot and tangerine flavor in the middle which is out of character for a maibock, but it's still awesome. The bitterness is well balanced with the munich adding a big malt body. More tangerine in the finish.

A fantastic beer. Completely out of style for a maibock as far as the assertiveness of the hops, but hey, that's why they call it Hoppy Bock, and it delivers!. I would buy this again for sure, and at $4.99/bomber, it's a vastly superior beer and a better buy than Dead Guy. Highly recommended.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, pepper, and some earthy, spicy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Braz
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at Safeway.
Appearance: Crystal clear straw color. One inch thick white head with great sustainability.
Smell: Fresh scent. Grass and spice. Rye notes. A bit of fresh cut wood. Very nice.
Taste: Bitter spice throughout. Slight herb medicinal notes. Earthy. Can really pick up the fuggles. The hop flavor combined with the hop scents are different yet you get them both at the same time. It's cool.
Mouthfeel: Good solid mouthfeel. Heavier than it looks as it looks very light but has a good dense body with nice felt like carbonation.
Overall: This is good and different. The label says hop kitchen and I think that is perfect describer for this. Spice is the dominant characteristic but the hop use in this almost makes it come off like a teaching beer. I hadn't heard of hop kitchen but I hope there will be more examples to try in future.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottleshop in Normal Heights (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $5.49
Purchased: March 28, 2013
Consumed: April 3, 2013
Misc.: Best by July 7, 2013

Poured a pale clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head that lasted for some time. Healthy amount of layered foamy lacing on the sides all the way down. Even retention all the way across and all the way down.

Smelled a mix of hops, spices and malt. Hops seemed to be a mix of grass and resin. Got Belgian spices and some faint pepper. Malts were caramel, toffee, toast and cereal.

Tasted similar to the nose, but not quite as hoppy. Still the Belgian and pepper spices. Earthy, yet watery, grassy hops. Malts not as pronounced as the smell. Bread, corn and cereal. Overall I wasn’t really digging it.

Light body. Oily texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.

I was hoping for something better, but this beer disappointed. It just got worse as it went down.

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Photo of mothman
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After pouring this beer I new it had to be some kind of lighter bock and not a traditional bock.

Color is a clear sunset gold. White head with good head retention and lace.

Flavors are nice and spicy hops. I really like the hallertau. Biscuity malt flavors. Very grassy and earthy. A bit of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Clean and crisp. Ends a bit dry. Light bodied.

Overall, a nice bock that is easy to drink. Reminds me of a pilsner. I wouldn't have guessed this to be at 7%.

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Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden amber in the big New Belgium snifter. Pleasing flowery aroma. Almost a citrus character along with the fruity hops (Hallertauer, Perle, Fuggles). Tangy but not too acidic for the thin body.

A pleasant bitter twang takes over, though bitterness is nicely moderated. The aftertaste of malt reminds you that this is supposed to be a Bock, but it's really more like a Pale Ale at first, and tenth slurp. It does taste maltier as it warms up along with the intriguing fruity hops. Crisp and refreshing. I wish I could order a Fat Tire in some dreadful suburb of Orlando, and have this come out of the tap instead. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Royal Liquor in Encinitas.

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Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager from New Belgium Brewing
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