Style: Heller Bock
Color: honeycomb, unfiltered
Head: white, fluffy, creamy
Body: soft, low carbonation
Palate: great mix of malt and hops, quite dry for strength
Finish: long dry and bittersweet
Served: gravity dispense at the brewery
Impression: Great Bockbieranstich (first tapping of the seasonal bock) at the brewery a couple weeks before Christmas. Served from the barrel without C02, it had a great soft palate which likely took some of the bitterness from the obvious hop presence. Fantastic oscillation between malty and hoppy elements The finish was long, dry and bitter.