7.5% ABV, Draft

Appearance: Medium head, golden hue.
Aroma: Slight hops, sweet malts.
Taste: Sweet upfront. Fruity in the middle. Crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Light all around. Clean finish.

Sherwood’s Hellacious B Maibock tends to be deceiving on many fronts with its appearance. The light look and presence give way to a sweet nose and taste. The malty offering is sweet all around, almost giving it a mild bitterness. The body is light and refreshing, and at 7.5% ABV, the brew holds true to the Bock style.  Hellacious B has the perfect makings of a spring brew.

7% ABV, Draft

Appearance: Clear orange-yellow with medium head.
Aroma: Fruity.
Taste: Orange, banana, berries and spice. A bit of bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied.

Helles Bock is a fruity, traditional German maibock. The hop presence isn’t as high as I expected, but it does create a bit of bitterness towards the finish of each sip. Overall, though, Helles Bock is a very well-balanced, easy-drinking beer with citrus and berry flavors.