neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours clear copper with a small beige head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves no lace. The nose has big caramel notes, along with grassy hops and a touch of fruit. The flavour is medium sweet with lots of toffee and an herbal, grassy hop accent. The finish is medium in length and balanced between grassy hops and toffee malts. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth milky-syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a decent bock. 2014-08-23
DuffMan (6980) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Smitty. Clear copper body, medium white head. Caramel with notes of orchard fruits, lightly estery. Moderately bitter finish.
taylorderek (28) - - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy wooden-copper colour with a small, creamy head. Beer is slightly thinner than the head, sporting a soft carbonation and a quick finish. beer smells earthy - yeasty/grassy aromas. Hops are definitely more present than malt in both aroma and flavour; A mostly bitter taste os paired with a light sweet and sour flavour - likely the malt?s contribution
ljthiessen (467) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-amber pour with virtually no head. Aromas of dark fruits and leather, with a bit if bubblegum. Fruity flavour with some leather notes and a bit of hop bitterness. Pretty nice doppelbock.
cattaneopapa (190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a small lasting head. Aroma is metallic and has notes of dark fruits.
Grainy taste with notes of dark fruits and apricot.
Medium body moderate carbonation.
Randy4Beer (232) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice fairly clear brown, with hints of red hilights. Thin head. Not much lacing.
Aromas of sweet chocolatey malts.
Light refreshing mouthfeel. Tastes of malts, some grains and even a hint of chocolate milk.
Overall this is a nice seasonal from Amsterdam. A nice patio beer for the craft brew crowd. I’d buy it again.
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent tan-coloured head tops a decently carbonated deep mahogany base for this doppelbock that was poured from a 500-ml bottle. Munich, Vienna, Pils, Melanoidin and Caramunich malts combine to give this 7.3% alcohol spring seasonal a malty aroma with a hint of caramel. It uses a strain of Danish yeast and Hallertau hops and has a 30 IBU. There’s a bit of nut in the flavour. This full-bodied beer is aged three times as long as other Amsterdam products and leaves a mildly spicy aftertaste and pleasing finish on the palate. Considering the alcohol content, this goes down down very easily.
RhetoricalAns (345) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, big thick eggshell white head with good lacing. Nice fresh aroma, vanilla, bread, caramel.Sweet malt body leads into a fairly bitter finish. Creamy body with medium carbonation.
codfishh (101) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle, pours a crystal clear bronze with a thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is sweet dark bread, flavor is sweet caramel up front that fades into a spicy bready end. Medium body, low carbonation.
maley1 (803) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper pour with small light tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel, bread dough and faint hops. Taste of caramel malts, toffee, bread dough, faint fruits and slight hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced. Great beer!