Lenz Bock by Heater Allen Brewing in Oregon, United States

About Lenz Bock by Heater Allen Brewing

Maibock or Helles Bock, is the last beer of Germany's Starkbier (strong beer) season. It is the transition beer from the Bocks, Porters, and Dopplebocks of winter to the Pils, Helles, and Wheat beers of summer. Lenz translates to "spring" in German, which Heater Allen thought would be the perfect name for this spring seasonal. Heater Allen's 2013 Lenzbock was medium straw in color and had rich, nutty aromas complemented by floral, malty flavors and a slight bitter finish.


Heater is Rick's wife Jan's maiden name, and Allen is his last name. He figures that you should always give your wife first billing. While Rick has little German heritage on his side of the family, most of Jan's family is of German descent. Their daughter Lisa who works for the brewery is a true Heater Allen.

Heater Allen Brewing makes Lenz Bock Maibock / Helles Bock