KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At least it’s better than Shiner’s offering... slightly weak malt masks a weak caramel sort of flavor. Interesting, but only as interesting as Pauly Shore was.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Let’s start with the fact that this wasn’t a bock. Didn’t smell, look, or taste like one so I don’t know what they were thinking. Poured golden with next to no head. Aroma was one of those strange things you don’t want to smell before drinking. Tasted a lot like a almost pale ale.
JMerritt (1828) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at Peoria Int’l Beer Festival. Ah, so this a maibock. I tought for a second the rep was pouring me the wrong beer. Pale gold with a small head. Straw aroma - and that’s about it. Fruity esters in the flavor initially, with lots of grains (wheat), hay, and some ginger. WAY too carbonated, nearly burningly so. Ick.
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - FEB 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium copper color. Medium lasting white head. Faint aroma. Fairly light tasting. It was OK, but most other Abita’s are better.
PorterPounder (5656) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Central Market - Austin, Tx. Pours a dark orange with little to no head - what is there is snow white. Aroma is pretty much non-dememo - pick up some fresh lake water accents, a faint whisp of caramel. Flavor has some of those same malty caramel notes with a bit of cotton candy sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly syrupy - highlight of this one. A very decent bock- especially from the south. Enjoyed
Aurelius (4322) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Oaky dark gold, clingy head. Light, pruney-floral aroma. Well-hopped with traditional lager hops, biscuity, not sweet, ABV noticable. Finishes with a long grainy bitterness and moderate astringency. Medium body, finish goes yeasty. A good beer with food, especially on a nippy winter day in Dixie. Spectacular with the gyros at the brewpub.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve traded this beer away about six times and never got around to trying it...pour golden with a thin khaki head...smell is sweet with lemons and a little grainy...taste is sweet with a strange wheat thing going on toward the finish...a little bitter toward the finish...not great at all...
beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 dark amber in color with a fruity - carmel aroma to it. the taste is the same with a good malty finish....best of the abita batch
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to Walt for this one. Bright yellow with a white head. Had a lemony pinesol aroma. Some hints to citrus flavor try to escape into my mouth, but do not do a good job. Decent malt character. The finish has the most flavor of the whole thing. Pretty light beer.
Nuffield (3713) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow body, lots of billowing head. Sweet corn and lemon aroma, hints of bubblegum. Some nice flavor hints, leaning toward a hefeweizen (?!), some faint spicy notes even. LIghtly fruity finish. Yet, all told, mild in flavor. Moderately frothy palate. Sessionable, drinkable, even vaguely likable, but they call this a bock? Oh well.