Schwan Weihnactsbock bottle

amber beer in pewter lidded mug with bottle
Schwan Weihnactsbock

Brewery: Schwan
Style: Hellerb
ock 6.9%
Color: deep golden

Head: white, creamy

Nose: richly malty, light grain

Body: full

Palate: balanced,
richly malty, some grain, underlying hops, touch of butter
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, very slightly bitter

Served: from a bottle bought in Bamberg

Impression: I’d had this on tap under less than ideal circumstances, after the Zehendner Bockbieranstich a few years ago but still found it a decent Hellerbock considering the competition. It’s not likely I’ll get out there this Bock season so was happy to find a bottle in Bamberg. Though there is some butter in the mix, it seems to integrate it well and I found it pleasant enough. Still not something to particularly strive for.

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