Color: unfiltered light amber
Head: thin, creamy
Nose: rich malt, some apricot
Body: medium-bodied, low carbonation
Palate: fruity, dry, hoppy, some apricot
Finish: lingering, dry, bittersweet
Served: on tap at Café Abseits in Bamberg & recently at the brewery
Impression: I finally manged to get to the Hölzlein brewery for their magnificent Bock on tap. It’s not the easiest place to get to without a car and though on a great hiking trail, it’s far out from any main town to be hiking back in the dark from. So, I was happy when a friend offered to drive us out for dinner on my birthday weekend. I first had it on tap at Café Abseits in Bamberg. It was a nice pour, not fizzy in the least with a thin head creamy head and enticing nose of rich malt and apricot. It was quite dry for a Bock with a fair fruitiness to it but the ample hopping was the biggest surprise as their Vollbier isn’t particularly so. It had a nice balance and was quite easy to drink for 6.6%. The bittersweet finish was moreish. It was even better on tap with an ample head and even softer mouthfeel. It was again very dry and fruity with a touch of apricot and ample hopping.
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