DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the <a href=/events-detail.asp?eventID=3891>Balmoral Brewhaha. Got to this pretty late in the evening, while I was pouring. So my notes are a bit sketchy. Couldn’t gather too much of the smell, only that it was a fine "beer" character. Taste turned out to be rather yeasty, surprising for a beer that I would presume to have been pasteurized and carbonated… or is it? Still, some fine dark roasty malts and a contrasting German hop profile make this a solid example of the style.
scarletfire65 (1288) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Bready malts on the nose. Clean malty flavor profile, lagery, crackers, very mild bitterness. Decent helles.
beer_rookie (313) - Arkansas, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear golden amber color. About two fingers white head. Excellent retention, good lacing. Beautiful.
Aroma is bready, yeasty. Caramel and sweet. Not very aromatic.
Taste is sweet and malty. Almost syrupy. Tastes good, but bland.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodies. Pretty high ABV, but well hidden. Not bitter at all.
Overall, it’s good. Bock’s are among my least favorite styles. This is fairly good. If I were wanting a Bock, I would certainly consider this. So, yes, I’d have this again.
rdixon77 (2024) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Eh, not a good bock. Clearish brown. Bready and oddly spiced bock with some sort of weird off taste. Not my fav.
Frank (3844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This has a pretty nice floral/noble hop character but the malt is all kinds of too sweet and weird. It’s a bit heavy and sticky on the palate as well. This feels like something of a near miss but it’s a miss regardless. I cannot recommend this to people who like drinking things that taste really good.
rondphoto (3624) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of caramel. Clear medium/dark amber, smooth beige head, strings of lace. Taste is malt with some caramel, light fizz on the swallow, and light hops in the finish. A very simple brew, easy to drink, seems less than 6.5%.
Brandon1989 (492) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mostly clear copper color with a nice two finger white head that retains throughout the beer. The aroma is rather faint, I pick up mostly caramel, some sweetness, and brown bread. The taste is more of the same but it is not a bad beer. The alcohol is hidden quite well and the mouthfeel is light to medium.
jw0406 (1052) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of grain, caramel, bread. Light bodied, simple nice beer.
ozzy70 (477) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Mardi Gras Bock. Pours copper with white head. Aroma was malts, biscuit and sweet fruit. Taste was sweet and caramel.
VastActiv (5325) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Beer Authority, New York. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, grain, dryness and malts.
N3lson1 (867) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a pilsner glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. A good brew a bit sweet.