Helles Bock | Baron Brewing

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Baron Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by livingregret:
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4.31/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 1 pt 6fl oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a lovely reddish copper colour w/ a lovely 1 finger that simply lingered on and on. Plenty of carbonation constantly rising throughout the glass leaves lovely lacing all the way down the side of my glass

Smell: A sweet smelling malt w/ a touch of cinnamon and yeast. Slight caramel smell mixed in. Damn this smells good

Taste/Mouthfeel: Wonderful...simply wonderful. A creamy and smooth drink that you wouldn't think possible because of the carbonation you see. Starts w/ a thick caramel taste that is than hit w/ a lovely bready-malt taste that is balanced out w/ hoppy bitterness. What I expected to be a overly sweet beer is balanced out wonderfully w/ the dry sensation from the hops at the end of the beer.

Drinkability: Easy going smooth beer that taste wonderful. I'll be looking to pick up another Helles Bock from the Baron Brewing Company as soon as I can. VERY tasty and well balanced

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
2.48/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle courtest of Americanbrew.

The first time I have had a beer from this company and probably not a good example of what they can do, since this beer was clearly infected.

Pours golden orangish yellow with a white head. The aroma is sour grain but is pretty faint. The flavor is sour grain with clear infection issues. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of cannabanaceae
2.72/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured golden brown with no head and a little fizz.
Smell was of banana, sweet malt and biscuit.
Taste was malt up front with a slightly crisp finish, even though it taste flat.
Mouth fell felt like a flavored water drink, tasting alcohol with very little bitterness.
This brew had NO head and made me fell as if I was drinking beer juice. Not something I look for in a beer.
Poured into a pint glass that tasted mediocre at best, but the last 5 oz. in the 22 I just drank out of the bottle and it tasted a little more complex. maybe this beer wasn't ment for the pint glass, whatever it was you can keep it.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This'll be my first offering from Barons. Looks like they specialize in German brews. A whole slew of bocks, dunkels, weizens, etc.

Clear and light copper. Lots of carbonation coming off the nucleation points in my Sam Adams uberglass.

Great bakery-fresh malt aroma. Cinnamon rolls, french toast, rising pretzel dough. Light yeast.

One of the few Helles Bocks ive gotten my hands on. I relished in it, believe you me. Good malty caramel and burnt butterscotch and bready yeast. Hops are there, but just to balance. Mouthfeel is good and smooth, reminding me of a cream or brown ale. Yummers.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pilsner glass.

My latest find at By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA. ABV on the label is 6.5%. Baron Brewing (Seattle, WA) - German Style Beers Since 2003.

A: Perfectly clear, a cheery copper/amber. Initially, over a finger of fizzy/creamy off-white head. Loads of rising carbonation in fast-moving streams, constantly replenishing a thin remnant of the head. Sheets of sticking cream. Very pretty, very active bock.

S: A good-smelling baked-bread malt, spiced like cinnamon toast, sweet caramel and light lager yeast aroma. Appealing, maybe a bit weak coming out of the bottle vs. on-draught.

T: Delicious flavors - chewy caramel, grainy whole wheat bread, light spices, that metallic lager twang and a hint of citric sourness. What starts sweetly malt, dries substantially with an unobtrusive addition of hops that balance the flavors quite well.

M: Creamy mouthfeel with a smoothness that belies all the carbonation I'm seeing. Medium body. A little malt sticking on the lips and a drying spiced bittering on the back of the tongue

D: Grilled some cheese & onion-filled German knackwurst tonight; this beer went superbly with it. Sweet malts paired well with the smoked meat; saved half the bottle for afterward and it hold up well on its own. Just a smooth-drinking, fresh-tasting helles bock that makes me want to go get more. Looking forward to the next one and to future tastes of the Baron brews.

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Helles Bock from Baron Brewing
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 5 ratings