Heller Bock | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Heller BockHeller Bock
47 Ratings
Heller BockHeller Bock

Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Spring

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Added by TheSarge on 04-03-2009

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a clear golden amber (hence Heller or Light [in color]) with a small head, soon dissipating to nothing. Nice scent of malt in the nose and tasted in the mouth.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.96/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of braican
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very, very malty. Golden in color with tiny head, aroma is all malt as is taste. Alcohol is apparent, Just plain average, but good if you want to catch a buzz....

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Photo of drpimento
2.97/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Has a smallish off white head. Aroma is caramel, wet grain, fruit. Flavor's mainly sweet with a little carbonic tang and some medicine in the finish. One and done.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scratch69
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMFR1811
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BayernMunchen3113
4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great heller bock. If you can get it on tap, do it I promise you it's worth it!

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Photo of jw4free
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: drank out of bottle. Classic stopper top.
Smell: mild nothing over powering.
Taste: malty medium hops low alcohol flavor relative to the abv. Smooth and extremely enjoyable.
Got this beer at a German festival at a Catholic Church. Good times!

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Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of SchwabenBraeu's Heller Bock last week for $3.99 at The Lager Mill. I was in the mood for a nice Helles Bock and I thought I would give this one a try, so lets see how it goes. I couldn't decode the bottling date. Poured from a brown bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it goes well with the name and it's eye catching. It poured a nice bright yellow color that took more of a golden orange color when held to the light with a fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave any lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, but the head and retention could use some work.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness being the first to show up and it's followed by the malts which impart some grainy, pale malts, sweet malts and light bready aromas. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast followed by a light grass and herbal hop aromas. The aroma was nice and pretty true to style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a high amount of sweetness with a light apple cider like flavor that goes right into the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the sweet malts sticking out the most. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast followed by a very light amount of hops which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma. On the finish there's no bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and it had a cider and sweet malt like aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish it had just a little more flavor.

M- Smooth, fairly clean, a little crisp, well hidden alcohol, medium bodied with a light amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, I like how well hidden the alcohol is.

Overall I thought this was nice beer and I thought it was nice example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style, but in the end I just wish it had a little more flavor to it. This beer has nice drinkability, but I think one glass is enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is how true to style it is and how well the alcohol was hidden. What I liked the least about this beer is that it didn't have just a little more flavor to it. I might buy this beer again when in the mood for the style and while I don't think it's a must try it's still worth trying if you really like the style. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love and I think with just a little more work this could be a pretty good example of the style. It isn't my favorite beer from this brewer and it's above average for the style. Nice job guys, this was pretty solid for the style.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Nice light bier. Not much of a head. Crisp and light, no heavy after taste. Good overall.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

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Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of arkitekt2
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Chaz
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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

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