thedm (4868) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 25, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew from Indianapolis, IN poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated golden brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was mild with sweet malty notes. The mouth feel was mildly tingly from start to finish. The flavor was slightly stale with malty sweet malt notes and was mildly acidic.
cheap (3749) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice label, and it’s not like the one pictured here. Nice brownish pour that appears viscous at times. Has some gunk on the bottom that yeilds a swirling hypnotizing effect in the glass. Very mild candy aroma. Initial weird grapefruit flavor without any bitterness or sweetness on the first slug. Some noticable alky in the background. Decent carbonation all round even tho there was no head. Finish is not over whelming yet it does have some ale attributes.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one of the first beers that I had when I turned 21, but that was 6 years ago and I’m trying it again for the first time.
Clear, Copper color. There is a soft foamy head that dissapates rather quickly (not that I really care about head retention).
In the aroma, malt and yeast dominate, smells nutty.
There is a toasty malt flavor that yields to a very dry aftertaste too quickly. I might like a maltier flavor, but the dry aftertaste makes it a Bock I guess. This Beer tastes fresh.
I don’t usually write a lot for mouthfeel, but the dry (yet not astringent), alcoholic mouthfeel is dominant in this beer.
Overall, I really like Pandora’s Bock, I would just like a little more body. I think it’s worth buying and enjoying. It’s a rather cerebral beer, if that makes any sense.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with an off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts and light fruit. Taste of sweet malts, mild fruits, mostly malty. Drinkable and forgettable. Typical watery brew from BreckenWater, how in the world does this brewery get wide distribution… so many better ones out there.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Small fizzy ivory hed that mostly diminished, one ring of lacing, transparent, lively, fast rising carbonation, and an orange hue. The nose was malty, caramel and some hops. Ditto for the flavor along with some sweetness and a dry finish. Mildly tingly mouthfeel and light-medium in body. Easy to drink, but not a great beer by any means and it did not leaving me wanting this one again.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. bottle, thanks to natedoggkc. Sweet nose of caramel and toasty malt along with a very light touch of floral hops and dark honey. Clear medium-dark amber color with a slight, subsiding head. Flavor is similarly malty and sweet, more toasted, sugary caramel and vague hint of dried fruit on the finish, which also shows a negligible amount of bitterness. Smooth and low in effervescence on the palate, body is medium. Easy to quaff, nearly as easy to forget.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and a hint of dark fruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, light cocoa and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth lingering malty finish.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Bottle courtesy of natedoggkc. Thanks for the bottle, Nate. Pours a clear, dark reddish copper with a thin, fizzy, beige head that reduces rapidly to a mall island of tiny bubbles at the surface. The nose is of cocoa and caramel with a mildly vegetal note and light, earthy hops in the background. Light-bodied with fine, tongue scrubbing carbonation and a quick, slightly astringent finish. The flavor follows the nose with a lightly roasty, cocoa and earthy hopped finish. It’s a decent brew, but if you’re looking for a solid example of the style, I’d recommend looking elsewhere.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2008
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is really a good-looking beer; it is too bad the beer doesn’t deliver on that good start with a pleasant drinking experience. I got a lot of mercaptan out of this beer, which tastes like compost or rotting vegetables, and that’s not what I’m looking for in a beer.
Appearance was a rich red brass color with nice head. The appearance had me primed for a good beer experience, which was sadly not to be. Aroma was a bit sour with lots of mercaptan, which I find a bit revolting. I also got some caramel malt and diacetyl in the aroma. Flavor was distinctly metallic, although I really found it difficult to get over that rotting vegetable smell. Mouthfeel was a bit thin.
I was not impressed by this beer, and I would recommend you choose something else.
I bought this bottle at 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. brown bottle served in a pilsner glass. Poured a clear dark gold with a thin off white head. Nice maltiness in the aroma with a hint of noble hops. That’s about as good as it got. Flabby, caramel malt flavor, medium body. Some noble hop bitterness in the finish. Fairly drinkable. No defects, just another weak American attempt at a bock.