Review - Flying Dog Brewery's Heller Hound Bock Beer
"Meet the mischievous one in the family ... Heller Hound Maibock is a crisp, malty Helles Bock, brewed with a combination of Vienna and Munich malts. With a rich-mouth feel and a subtle hop finish, Heller Hound Bock is the perfect brew for toasting the sun's return." -- Flying Dog Brewery
Pours a light, crisp goldenrod color with a lightly carbonated, thin body. A fully-diminishing head is accompanied by little to no lacing, as expected from a brew with such little activity. Aroma is of apricots and sweet cereal malts, as well as slight astringent notes. Initial taste is loaded with fiesty carbonation, providing a buffer for the moderate bitterness up front, and as it subsides, a light bitter finish is revealed with flashes of sweet. Light-bodied, it has a surprising amount of carbonation given the relatively still body, and leaves us not quite dry, but not quite watery.
Reviewed on April 11th, 2007.