samzim (100) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Scent of malt, spices, and honey. Clear golden colour. Flavours of ginger, cinnamon, honey, and malt. Medium body with mild carbonation. I would definitely buy this again.
TheJester (1726) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 mL bottle. I really with they’d get away from this awkwardly sized bottle - too much for one glass, but not enough for two. Nice coppery colour with a medium-sized head that fades fairly quickly to a ring. The aroma has citrus and spice, but is also overly sweet. The sweetness isn’t as overwhelming in the flavour, though. It’s actually quite pleasant, with nothing overpowering. Decent body.
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of spices is not overly dominant but still quite interesting with peppermint not easily discernable but juniper and orange peel easier to detect. Taste is an easy drinking mix of juniper bay, orange peel with light spicy rye malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable drink with just enough complexity; this one probably falls in the hit category for Beau’s.
shaynsawchuk (359) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 mL bottle. Pours dark copper with a thick white cap. Sweet malty nose, rye, orange, honey, mint or thyme like woodsy herbs. Slight sweetness balanced by hop and a touch of acidity. Moderate to full carbonation with an above average body. Quite tasty.
Canmoore (203) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper, and a large whit head. Aroma notes include orange peel, citrus, banana, herbal. Tasting notes include vegetables, orange peel, slight cinnamon, thick palate feel, and a medicinal finish. Definitely lives up to its description, heavy herbal palate in this beer! Does not taste like your everyday Bock!!
Spab (2124) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear copper colour with small, light tan head. Aroma is quite bready with fruit and mellow spicing. Flavour is also big on bready malt with sweet fruit and ginger. No peppermint though. Average plus body. Solid.
Metalchopz (2119) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single at the LCBO. Pours a clean deep amber colour with a frothy warm cap, good retention and creamy thick lacing. Spicy nose with lots of bread malt notes. Eventually, fruits come out, like oranges with some light alcohol in the background. Rye bread taste with a mild sweetness and a little yeast in the finish. The spices are not as strong in the flavours and that is too bad. Still, an overall easy-drinking bock. Note: the peppermint seems controlled to previous version of this brew. I do not feel it.
RhetoricalAns (108) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pour orange amber with a nice rocky white head. Sweet aroma, predominantly mint. Taste is spicy, mint, juniper. Quite enjoyed this one.
Freaky_tiki (394) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep marmalade with a slight frosting for a cap. Well if this ain’t just an odd little brew: sugar & spice is the theme here. Pour one of these goats & you’ll get breakfast jam, mint tea, honey & hints of juniper. I’m confused: do I drink this after dinner on a Saturday night or before work on Wednesday morning?
HeistAlmighty (1040) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
600ml bottle. Hazy brown/orange colour with a large off-white head. Some rye peppery malt, but mostly mint in the aroma. Tastes a bit better than it smells, rye malt, clove, dark fruit, but still mostly mint. Overall, there were things I liked about this, and things I didn’t. I’d like to try it without the mint.