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The Invasion by Half Acre Beer Company
Maibock / Helles Bock
7.00 % ABV

Brewed in Collaboration with Three Floyds Brewing, a unique slant on a spring bock beer. Brewed with Bohemian Floor Malt, Slovenian Hops and a California Common yeast, this beer was our nod to the Great Lakes and their nautical adversary.

Review by younger35 on 06/11/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
56 1 6 11 4 6 2010
Received this brew from a generous BA not so long ago. Definitely not a huge Helles Bock fan really but I’ll give anything a chance. Drank from my Surly AHA Rally pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a half finger bright white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Neigh a cap nor collar is left along with no lacing.
Smell- Lightly toasted with a bit of grainy soft malts. Maybe a light floral tone and a bit of grassy earth. Very feint and subtle though as this is indeed a Lager.
Taste- Starts with a nice spicy hopiness that is somewhat unexpected. Earthy and Noble in nature I’m going to assume this is slightly hoppier than what real Helles Lagers should be. Quite grassy and herbally while also lightly sweet and doughy. A bit of alcohol and yeast shows on the finish as well.
Mouthfeel- Really heavy and full bodied with a very crisp bite of carbonation.
Drinkability- Uhhh, not bad but just not my thing. Not a huge Noble hop guy or a Lager guy but this could be worse. The surprise spiciness is nice but the rest is sort of blah. Oh wells, good for what it is!

Served In: Pint Glass

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