Style: Heller Bock
Color: deep golden
Head: white, fluffy, dense
Nose: malty, hint of hops, honey
Palate: richly malty but firm bitterness throughout, a touch of honey
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: Keesmann is most noted for their Herren Pils but this malty bock has a lot of the clean, dry bitterness associated with Keesmann. I’d had this a couple times but standing in the Schwemme on cold dark nights. This was the first time I’d secured a seat inside in winter and wasn’t about to let the opportunity slip through my hands. This picture was the second one I had, a Schnitt or hard pour leaving a large head. You can only order this as your last beer and a good custom more countries should observe, especially ones with Bocks! It really is an easy to drink bock and maybe just a notch below neighbor Mahr’s Bock. I had it again in December 2021 and it seemed to have a nice touch of honey but retained its hop presence.
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