grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmmm... I donít know what to thiunk about this one. I was expecting something darker. This brew, however, poured a really pale color...perhaps like a pale bock??? I donít know. Regardless not bad but not really much to write home about...especially from a micro. Golden color nice white head that dies easily. Nose of lager yeast and slight malt character. Great palate for a beer of this color. Excellently round on the tongue. Notes of water, malt, yeast and hops...hmmm thats about it. Pass it by.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bright yellow with a thin white head. Skunky, lightstruck nose. Grainy, gritty and otherwise tasteless. Nothing bock about this one. Another thumbs down for abita.
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. pours a deep yellow color with a thick white head.aroma is fruity and slightly yeasty. taste is sweet with a slight malt undertone. needs more malt taste. this isnít bad, but it coulkd be better.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body with fairly large off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grainy, some alcohol, light cherry. Taste is mild up top, before turning fairly sweet, caramel, alcohol. Light astringency in the finish. Medium-full body, some acidity.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gotta top off the evening with a bock.Nice amber color,small off white ehad that faded quickly and left little behind.The aroma was Malty with a mild fruity presence maybe some spice but hard to say it could just be a bit peppery.Mild hops and little more.Malty taste with a slight hint of alcohol and fruit and the hops managed to get away without much of a showing.The spicy side did show but only mildly.Not bad but definatley could use some more work.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled marked best before 6/17 did not state what year it was bottled int? This brew poured a large sized head of fine to large sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a poor lacing. The body was a carbonated transparent orange brown color. The aroma was malty and not bock like. The mouth feel had a medium tingle that smoothened in the finish. Its sweet and malty flavor went down easily.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a small white creamy and smooth head with fine sized bubbles that quickly dissipated. Fast-rising carbonation, transparent and a gold hue. The aroma was malty, sweet, and clove. The flavor was sweet, malty and very watery. The mouthfeel was smooth, watery and thin. This was a light bodied beer with sparse lacing. Nothing outstanding here.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet with a fairly big head. Thought the finish was dry and the brew while acceptable not outstanding
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strange, Iím picking up some banana and clove in this beer. Otherwise the malt is sweet but poorly developed- almost adjuncty IMO. Clear golden body with a minimal off-white head. Oh, what of the aroma? Well, itís corny sweet. This "bock" is basically an amped-up American standard or "pale lager." Leaves a grassy, rather bitter aftertaste. I like Turbodog much better.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Might be my favorite of their line, which really isnít saying much. I have great reservations as Iíve had good and bad samples. A beer can be infectious or infected. Beware of he latter.