OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light copper. Bready, toasty aroma.bready, toffee taste, subtle hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall a smooth tasty dar lager.
solidfunk (5935) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light sugary malt and a hint of citrus. Pours hazy orange with ok initial head. Light tangy finish. Fits style. Bottle.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: bottle 355? ml
Aroma nice, pleasant milder feel. Noble hop (Mittlefruh?)aroma with clean malty backing. Classical approach to style.
Top: medium plus sized wite cap.
Base: fine haze amber-gold.
Palate : medium bodied, softer mid with slightly thinner walls.
Taste: Nice smooth character with balancing malts mild dryness of alcohol. Maybe even tad too dry for Bock. A bit like Polish Mocnes.
Other notes despite small flaws this is solid example of style.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, biscuit, toast, light honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of pear, apple, biscuit, toast, honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pear, apple, biscuit, toast, honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good maibock style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
N3lson1 (628) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank out of a twelve ounce bottle. Good generic bock. Not a great bock, an average bock.
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear golden yellow color, thick white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of fresh grass, slight lemon. Taste is tart lemon, honey, straw.
Enwiebe (223) - - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/6/14. Bottle. Pours a golden copper with a minimal head and no lacing. Nice light floral nose with a bit of sweetness. Carmel sweet mouth with a bit of hops rounding it out. Has the heaviness of a high ABV lager.
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BeerdedDave (980) - - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Dobra Zupas in Beckley, WV; amber color; not much of an aroma; bready malt; a well balanced beer with mild caramel malt notes and noble hops; dry, bitter finish; a very nice, easy drinking beer
wbright10 (21) - - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel color, light head in glass. Light aroma - sweet, caramel, some biscuit. Hops balance nice malt sweetness.
strongpieman (1617) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear deep gold, virtually no head. Medium body, a little syrupy but not too much. Some caramel flavors, balanced.