blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A standard yellow beer, with a goodly amount of carbonation. A very hoppy flavor that i found suprising considering i didn’t catch much of an aroma. Tastey
TheBeerGod (5920) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the 5th Annual Virginia Beerfest. Golden body. Small foamy white head. Nose is sweet, slightly grassy, and malty with light citrus notes. Taste is grassy, a bit grainy, malty and has light buttery biscuit notes and a touch of lemon. Body is medium with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes equally sweet and grassy with light lemon honey tea. Nice and refreshing on a warm afternoon in the sun!
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Hop Devil Grill. pale golden beer with a thin white head. Citrusy/orange hop aroma. Honey and pale Belgian malt. Very European smelling. Spicy pale malt, Saaz hops and a spicy yeast strain as well. Some lingering peppery alcohol that works really well with the orangey/spicy hops. Lean bodied though, which also works. Seems like an Imperial Pils to me, but whatever you want to call it, it’s tasty.
GonZoBeeR (3048) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brooklyn public house...
ARoma:caramel malt and light cooked vegetable...
Appearance:Clear gold,light head...
Flavor:Light malt,light bitterness...
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HalfTime Beverage. Served at slightly below room temperature. Poured an effervescent clear blonde with a large fizzy off-white head. Aroma is quite complex: wheat bread, grapes, blanket, grassy hops (giving an almost pilsener-like presence to it). Flavor is toasty and quite dry with flavors of bread, grassy hops and a very light fruity sweetness. Surprisingly full body. This is unlike any bock I’ve ever had. And although at this temperature it seems to have more in common with a european pilsener than a bock, it’s nicely crafted just the same.
beastiefan2k (3329) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Hop Devil Grill. Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear golden color. Very specific smell, cant describe it also some banana sweetness. The beer is light, lots of banana. No bitterness, simple, not complex.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewmasters Reserve Series (April ’06). Draft at Hop Devil. Gold with a small head. Aroma is malty with some dough, toast and imported hops. Smooth body that starts dry and sweet and becomes a bit more rounded as it warms. Nicely balanced and one of my favorite bocks.