jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber with a large white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is malty. Nice and creamy on the palate. Malt profile is forward on first tasting with a hint of caramel. Lightly hopped with no bitterness. A decent bock but not top tier. Pairs well with burgers and brats off the grill.
ContemplateBeer (1620) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Feel kinda strange having this during Lent. Labeled "Mardi Gras Bock" Aroma: Definitely bready, like it’s German counterparts, but not purely so; a little more grain and pronounced caramel adulterates things a bit. There’s something here that reminds me of peanut butter. Sweet, no doubt, but with a spicy hop presence that isn’t negligible. Appearance: Poured a well carbonated copper with a foamy khaki head that settles into a sticky film. Flavor: Bready up front, and more bready overall than the nose suggests (and a little less sweet); spicy hops do emerge about halfway through; hops pull through to the finish, which is semi-dry. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A bit of a poor man’s take on the style (well, kinda like Bavaria meets Gumbo country), but it comes together respectably. Wouldn’t turn it down if offered again.
two7offsuit (275) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a white head. Subtle fruit aroma. Flavors of caramel and fruit.
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange pour with white foam. Slight caramel malt nose with a vegetal undertone. Slightly sweet and malty at the start that moves to a dry grass finish. Clean finish without much punch.
alobar (2951) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour with no head. Aroma of bread and dark fruit. Bread, fruit, and caramel flavor. Dry finish. Decent beer.
Erzengel (4461) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated as "Mardi Gras Bock".
Great copper in the glass, malty nose. The beer starts smooth, malty with hints of red fruit. The mainpart is malty, easy to drink, slightly dry but still fruity. The aftertaste is medium, malty-dry with hints of bitterness.
A "normal" Bock. Nothing really special…. --> 10/11/9/10
jayzz (441) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok. Kinda typical but jeese... beer reviews are splitting hairs maybe. Anyway get it try it be it.
dogfish120love (1020) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper in dark lighting with a thick white head. Diacytel, cereal aroma with a slippery palate. A poor beer all around
NikkTwist (1808) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Mostly a standard Heller Black. Maybe a bit cleaner and fuller than most. Honey bread. Shimmering toasted wheat notes. Ok.
b3shine (6101) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent lighter orangish gold with thin white lacing. Smells of lager yeast and malt with mild notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad, but forgettable.