Andrew196 (1331) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is outstanding! By far, the best bock I have ever had. Pretty orange-maroon color, small head. Aroma of roasted malty caramel. Taste was excellent...somewhat complex for a bock....molasses, caramel, rounded out perfectly with a crisp hop finish....this beer kicks aass!
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola like appearance/color. Pale brown head - loose and carbonated - dissipates quickly. Decent aroma - deep roasted malt. Flavors seemed very subtle - malt dominates, not really sweet, didn’t notice any hops. Overall seemed a bit ’light’ in style, flavor and body.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown body with a small head. Nose is sweet and malty and quite enticing. Has a good full, buttery mouthfeel. Flavor rivals Celebrator--sweet and malty with just a touch of bitterness, with a complex array of chocolatey/toffee/coffee notes.
Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best Norwegian beer (of any style) you can get. The benchmark of a Norwegian bock.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice!! I proclaim that from now on, I will not make immature jokes about the name ’Aass’. Just kidding, I will. What if you crossed Aass Bock and Hair of the Dog? Anyway, I LOVED the appearance - rich, creamy head, dark color. Nice caramel in the aroma which followed through well into the flavor, maltiness, sweet. Attention Shiner, Ziegen, Saxer, Michelob: THIS is a real bock!!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brownish-orange with not much head. Smells very sharp, sweet, lemony, and malty. Flavor is quite sweet and extremely malty. Get some hints of lemon juice and a mouthfeel of unfiltered mineral water. Hops dry the finish somewhat. A decent bock, though not as robust and hearty as expected.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent bock - moderate sweetness, robust maltiness. Nice lingering head, deep brown/ruby color. No bitterness/hops to speak of.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red-cola color; Head was eggshell colored and dense; Clean, malt aroma. Appropriate mouthfeel. A bit metallic (tinny). No alcohol detected. Amazingly mundane.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Norway’s Oldest Brewery - Medium bodied bock beer with a proliferation of sweet malt flavors. Kind of thin bodied and subtle in it’s flavors. Mild hopping. Finishes with a pronounced lager yeast flavor. Not bad - definatley something different.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
While I didn’t like their pilsner because of the vanilla flavor in it, the toffee flavor in this bock makes it simply excellent. A truly great bock.