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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This malty, sweet, dark amber colored German-style bock beer is brewed with imported malt and hops. Its uncommon smoothness and impeccable taste make it the perfect companion for a cold night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2009
This beer looked really good. It was an opaque,dark brown with a large, small-bubbled, light tan head. The head hung in there to the list sip, a sip that took me almost a half hour to choke down. The first sip was bitter and a little thin, not the sweet, malty flavor advertisee. More hops than malt. Subsequent sips left a "tinny" aftertaste. The head held up and the tinny taste began to dominate. It looks great! Tastes bad!It will be awhile before I finish this six-pack. I hate to give up on anything but I’m afraid the remaining five will go down the drain.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
fly (1464) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Fitting for rating 1313 - I generally ignore a drain pour, but since I see no Best Before date I think it’s fair that I say this foamed away, just like the pilsner, only worse - it was NASTY. Get the filtration right or date these. I tried to choke down a sip, but couldn’t get past what smelled like vinegar. If I make it back to MI, I will try a fresh one for a re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3614) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 3, 2009
Poured a small tan head. Dark brown with ruby highlights, and decent lacing. Fruity aroma, somewhat malty. Palate was bubbly, woodsy, sticky, sugary, sour, dark fruit, cherries. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle from Pat’s Liquors in Porter, Indiana: This has a clear chestnut body with a tall beige head and plenty of lace. The aroma is light - sweet and malty with dark brown sugar and mineral water. The flavor is much the same - and thin. Odd dry finish. For some reason, despite the sturdy ABV, this seems like a lightweight drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tuco (2) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2009 does not count
Pours a reddish amber with a decent head. Aroma is that of a bock beer. Flavor has a sourness and a bit of metallic aftertaste. Was hoping for a bit more flavor out of this beer..overall not bad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Poured with a big, thick head that hung around for quite awhile. Deep mahogany color. Aroma had scents of sour cherries, slight metallic odor, some mustiness. Flavor tended to follow the nose, with big sour cherry and sour apple punch up front. You can’t tell the alcohol content is 7.5, but that’s because you are trying to get past the tart flavor. Some malt at the end with a lingering sour taste. This one still needs quite a bit of work to get in balance. I could only drink half a beer before I couldn’t stand the taste anymore.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a brown body with garnet hues. Big off white frothy head, 3 fingers thick. Nose is metallic cherry, hints of malt. This beer is spoiled, ugh not again. Screw it drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Appearance: clear dark brown with cherry wood and large snowy off white top. 4-
Nose: sweet, brown sugars , malts with fruity hints – pear and berry.
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Soft in character . Mellow approach of sweet fruity malts but without depth of German counterpart. Dry plums with other fruits. Fruity, little alcohol burn. Some work still needs to be done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Shared with the boys for Cellar Reduction #3. Hazy amber pour with thin off white head. Nose of raisin and plum. Flavor is a little nutty, with some dark fruit flavors, and a malty sweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle with Butters and sixfootsix at the 3rd Cellar Reduction. Pours a light tan head with a clear amber body with ruby tone. Smells of caramel and light toast. Flavor is the same but a little toastier. Good balance.

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