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The Bobcat Café & Brewery
Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Alewife and I stopped into the Bobcat on 10APR10, at the beginning of a 3-night stay in Bristol. We ended up returning on the 11th and 12th as well. Why? Well, the bartenders, John and Dana are great. But just as important to us was the chance to quaff more of this top-shelf hell-bock. Damn tasty stuff, Mark; damn tasty!
This one was served in a 12oz tumbler for $4.00. The hue was medium to dark golden, and it was a clear liquid. Stedy carbo rose within, adding to a white head, made up of fine bubbles layering the top of the bier. Lacing was quite nice as well. Quite attractive to look at. The nose was a little light, but what was there was some bready malt and lightly floral hopping. Body here was more than medium, and save for a smattering of bubbles, this one was quite smooth going down the hatch.
Taste? Wow! Fantastic bready malts lead things off. As if I wasn't excited before, this really grabbed me. Lightly sweet, the bread was just right for the style. A touch of a honeyish character also lends to the sweetness. Hops are right there, too, though restrained. They lend a lovely florality to the finish, which also has a suggestion of spiciness. A lovely bier, indeed. We could have quaffed this all night, but the 8.20% ABV, though not readily evident, can sneak up on you fast. Das Bier schmecht sehr, sehr gut, Mark! Vielen Dank!
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 5
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2010 22:03:02 |
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