Trader Joe’s – Josephsbrau Heller Bock

Trader Joe's - Josephsbrau Heller Bock

Trader Joe’s – Josephsbrau Heller Bock

Heller Bock
2015 BJCP Style: 9A. Doppelbock
ABV: 7%
Tasting on: 9/24/17
Glass: Pilsner

Aroma: Overtones of moderate light-medium malt. Undertones of moderate lager character and minor soy sauce. 7.5/10

Appearance: Gold to amber with excellent clarity. White head with good retention and fine to large bubbles. 9/10

Flavor: Low hop bitterness in the beginning followed by moderate medium-toasted malt, moderately clean lager character, and minor sweetness. Low hop bitterness, moderate malt, and minor chalk in the end. Lingering low-moderate hop bitterness in the aftertaste. 16.5/20

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, warming alcohol. 8/10

Overall Impression: Malt focused lager with enough hop bitterness to provide some balance. Warming alcohol hints at the beer’s ABV. 41/50

Final Score: 82% = B-

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