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Heller Bocks
Posted by Jeff Romain on 2017-12-04 18:07:27
I'm guessing you've tried most of these, but here are some of my faves that were available in Nov-Dec over the past few visits to Franconia (as always, in my very humble opinion).

Having had the good fortune of trying three different batches of Hoehn Goerchla vom fass, that one remains my all-time favorite heller bock. If you enjoy a well balanced beer which doesn't skimp on the Hallertauer, yet is a full-on melanoidin bomb, this is the one for you. Very high drinkable given its astounding complexity.

Brauerei Wagner Bock Hell (from bottle) is a pleasingly lean hopcentric version that's surprisingly clean yet brimming with old world charm. Very pilsneresque with a tad more muscle. 

Bottles of Moenchsambacher Weihnachtbock were very nice, and eight-week-old pours from the lagering tanks were sublime. 

Draft pours of Brauerei Eichhorn Bock (Hallstadt-Doerflein) were enjoyed immensely, although that was back in 2009 when I last tried it.  

The growler of Uetzinger Metzerbrau Bockbier was well balanced and luscious back in 2013. 

Roppelt Bockbier (Hallerndorf) was a crisp an dminerally rendition, if not particularly memorable, from draft. 

Huebner Brau Helles Bockbier (draft) was another decent one. As with Roppelt's version, this one wasn't especially dynamic but perfectly drinkable nonetheless. 
 
Followups:
     Heller Bocks by Dedollewaitor on  2017-12-12 21:41:40
Post is less than 24 hours old       Heller Bocks by Jeff Romain on  2017-12-13 18:06:53
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