Sauer Bockbier

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Brewery: Sauer
Town:
Roßdorf
Style:
Heller Bock
Color: deep
golden
Head:
white, fluffy, dense
Nose: malty, hint of hops
Body: full-
bodied
Palate: rich and malty but nice initial bitterness

Finish: long, dry, clean
Served:
on tap at the brewery
Impression: This was a surprising brewery. I hadn’t read much about it but it was part of a hike we were doing past many great breweries. It was in the final stretch and it had been raining all day. My wife was pretty miserable but was a good sport. Must say this place helped. It was dry and warm, had very good beer and cheap, tasty Flammkuchen.  The Lagerbier was fantastic but the bock was on tap and went for it despite having a fair walk back to the train station. I was glad I did as it was like a nicely amped up version of the lower octane brew.  Though rich and malty, the finish was incredibly dry and clean.  I would have been happy to be staying there that night.

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2 thoughts on “Sauer Bockbier

  1. I always get thrown by “light” Bocks. My first experiences with Bockbier were with dark ones and I guess that style “imprinted” on me. But of course, there plenty of bock beers which are lighter in colour – I look forward to your review of the Augustiner Heller-Bock when it comes out.

    1. I like darker bocks but they’re for a different time of year. This really is the season for Hellerbocks. The HB one isn’t super dark and the flavor is heading more towards these beers. Haven’t been super happy with the Augustiner Hellerbock the last two years, at least not in the bottle. We should try to get it on tap if we can find it. Some beers don’t translate so well in bottled form. Also, coming up is the Ayinger Maibock, we’ll be ready for that excursion after Florida!

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