boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It’s my 2nd beer from Rothenbach Brauerei, a Aufsesser Heller Bock (Lighter Bock). It’s 6.5% and hard to find in an internet search. I often find the regular, darker Bock, but not this one. I’ll translate a sentence from the back label:
"A strong beer from the good old time, spicy/full-flavored and stout/bold in taste. A long maturation in a cold and dark Lagerkeller guarantees the balanced and excellent taste, guaranteed by the Braumeister of Ausesser Brauerei."
Aroma is weak, maybe a little München malts, but not much else. Color is deep golden with a bright white crown of foam sitting on top even a few minutes after the pour. So far, it could pass for a Pils, though a rich, dark golden one. The taste is... wow... very malty, - sweet and decent amount of smoke for a backbone. It’s thick, feels like dreaming of a warm blanket wrapping around your tongue. It also has a decent amount of Noble bittering hops to go with the smoke. Overall, it’s a wonderful balance of sweet maltiness of a Märzen with a bitter and smokey front and after taste, though neither of these flavors overwhelms. The aftertaste, though, is a really rich, sweet Münchener malt, really prominent. I have to say, I’m usually not fond of smoke nor German bitter noble hops, but this a great beer!
fonefan (37073) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml.w. swing top @ home.
Clear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sweet malt, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, fruity hops, metalic. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, fruity, sweet malt, dry, sugary, light hoppy, initial flavor has some ash and smoked bitterness. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. 
MoritzF (8677) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(swing top bottle) Clear, golden colour with a big and slightly off-white foamy head. Strawy malty aroma with traces of draff, honey and a touch of herbal hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Pale and cara-malt upfront with a present herbal hops profile drying the taste towards the moderately bitter hoppy finish. Not overly complex but more-ish pale Bock. 22.II.13
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Bügelverschlußflasche (ivory label!): Golden, fluffy white head, deceptive honeyish and hoppy nose; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, pretty soft; herbal hops and sweet pale malt in the finish. Extremely well drinkable Franconian Bock…
neur0 (925) - GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Flasche) Es hat eine sonnengelbe Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist süß, hopfig würzig mit einer Honignote. Der Geschmack ist sehr bitter und leicht süßlich.
jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops, pineapple and powdered sugar, with a hint of straw and bubble gum. flavour is heavy herbal hops and bay leaves, slightly perfumed, with a light to medium sweetness, some physalis, roasted malts and a rather bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.