thecrazyroach (8) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Welcome to the season of Spring. They have a saying in these New England parts; March is in like lion and out like a lamb. Well, besides the fact that this beer is a ’may’ bock, and not a ’march’ bock, the saying still goes, but in reverse! This beer is in like a lamb; smooth, flavorful with balanced hop to malt characteristics, easy to drink. It is out like a lion in the Serengeti plains, with it’s 6.5 % ABV. If you want to make some spring friends serve a few of these 22’s with some grilled asparagus and a pork tenderloin. Prost!
auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle, purchased at Pier Liquors - Narragansett, RI. Creamy, honeyed sweet malt aroma. Nice and clean. Fresh, sparkly bright and lively grain sugars, light munich malt, and a bit of oatmeal. I’m really growing to appreciate the freshness of Berkshire beers. So many beers these days are filtered and hot shipper all over the place. Berkshire’s recipes may not be inventive and some of their styles are little weak, but the freshness more than makes up for it in a lot of instances. Ends bready and bright, with lots of minerals and distant honey water.
joebudzjoe (620) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT. This beer has a sweet profile with bready notes and flavor from the malts. Medium bodied but very drinkable.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from bottle.
Poured a pleasant deep orange with a nice 2-finger off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma was a little disappointing. Very malty and grainy. Taste is malty with a strong alcohol burn. I was very surprised by the overwhelming taste of alcohol for the style.
Beer was nicely carbonated and felt good going down. Malty after taste was long-lasting with a slight hint of bitterness at the tale end.
davey101 (491) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at a local restaurant, 23 oz pour into a tall pilsner glass for a reasonable $6.
A - Dark amber body. Small white head forms but disappears all together after a bit. Swirling doesn’t yield much action.
S - Bready caramel malts, light spices, honey, and a touch of herbal grassiness. Alcohol is surprisingly present.
T - Very similar to the nose. Bready malts, caramel, toffee, floral hops and a lingering honey sweetness. The alcohol makes it self present in the finish. Medium and lightly creamy mouth feel.
O - Not BBC’s best effort. It has some decent flavors and I really enjoy the honey sweetness, but I found the alcohol to be a bit overwhelming for a spring seasonal.
stangger (571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange. Bottle on the lake in nh. Aroma largely toasted malt, yeast, earthy, spices, light fruits. Taste is a nice balance of sweetness vs the toastiness of the malt with a spicy sing. Some bitterness and alcohol burn at the end. It’s interesting but not something I would go back for.
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de 5 oz dégusté chez Chandler’s Restaurant (South Deerfield, MA). Arôme: Odeur de céréales acec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est dorée légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe de caramel et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #3695)
puboflyons (1429) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Expiration date of 8/30/11. It pours a hazy, orange tone with a quarter inch or so or rising, fizzy head that diminishes to a ring. The aroma is of sweet malts, overripe fruits, cereals, and a bit of grainy alcohol. The body is about medium but also on the creamy side. I’m not sure if the tart bite at the end is due to a hoppy addition or something akin to grain alcohol. In any event it leaves a noticeable aftertaste.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours hazy honey gold with a thin white head and some streaky lace. Aroma is honey, toasted malts, sharp burnt sweetness, slight earth, must, and herbs along with some medium dms- cabbage as it warms. Flavor is slight overly sweet pale malts, and sugar, cotton candy, smarties candies, toasted malts, slight sugary sweet toffee, toasted bread, fairly good body, and a medium dry finish- slight acetaldehyde like apple finish as well with some fruitiness. Drinkable and ok overall, but not a great maibock for sure.
AirForceHops (1851) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. used a pint glass. Light almost transparent copper color. Large white head that fizzled down after about 1 minute. Nose of honey and bread. Taste is Rich caramel malt with a decent hops notes and a touch of honey. Very nice balance of malt sweetness and hops. Its a great spring brew. I finished the bomber in about 11 minutes, very easy to drink. I’m going to buy more of this.
BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large bottle. Poured a cloudy light orange with a white head. Sweet aroma and sweet malty taste. Dark fruit and dough.