Hölzlein Bock

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Brewery: Hölzlein
Town:
Lohndorf
Style:
Bock
Color:
unfiltered light amber
Head: thin, creamy

Nose:
rich malt, some apricot
Body: medium
-bodied, low carbonation
Palate:
fruity, dry, hoppy, some apricot
Finish: long, dry, bittersweet

Served: on tap at Café Abseits in Bamberg

Impression: I’ve never managed to get to the Hölzlein brewery when the Bock is on. 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 to find 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. I guess I’ll have to get to the brewery when it’s on to have it gravity dispensed. I better get a room nearby, even if that is a few kilometers away in the dark.

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