Town: Viereth-Trundstadt (Weiher)
Head: white, creamy
Nose: rich malt, faint hops
Body: full, low carbonation
Palate: rich malt, some fruitiness, amply hopped
Finish: long, dry, bittersweet
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: This was my third Biergarten beer, after a meal and eaten with a nice piece of cake. I was glad when it was served in a glass rather than ceramic mug as it meant I wouldn’t need to have it again that evening. It’s not that I wouldn’t want to have another but at 8.8%, you have to pick and choose. This was a gorgeous looking beer with a rich malty nose but obvious hopping. It was incredibly soft but there was no getting around its obvious strength. Due to the ample hopping, the finish wasn’t sticky in the least. That said, it’s not the kind of Bock you could drink all night and if you could, you’d probably regret it the next day.