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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A winter tradition in Mexico, bock is the brewer’s holiday gift to you. We brew and ferment Luminaria in the summer and lager it throughout the autumn to create this smooth, rich, malty flavor of this beer. Luminaria is the beer to savor and share as you celebrate this festive season.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Deep vinous, brown sugar, and fig notes. Brownish orange color with a deep ruby hue. Small head. Rich malt, sugar plums, some chocolate, mild hop bitterness, minimal hop flavor, warming alcohol cuts through and balances things out. Mild effervescence, medium body, full mouth feel, finishes with pepper and caramel, alcohol warmth lasts. A solid clean malty Bock, dark fruit notes add a level of sophistication, nice beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (3939) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Slightly hazy amber with a creamy lasting white head. Nice bock aroma of earthy biscuit grains and the subtlest leafy hop twang. Taste was nice and sweet and full, with some biscuity grains, subtle caramel sweetness, cracker malt, and a semi-dry lager-yeast finish. Pretty dang swell.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10731) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear dark copper with a creamy/fizzy beige head. Aromas of darker roast malt with notes of medium dark fruit. Approaching medium body. Flavor is definitely roast, definitely with fruit, and I can’t help thinking I’m tasting a little pineapple. Plus some lighter pitted fruits. Very nice drink. Finishes balanced and verging upon bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
(bottle 7/2/10). Clear amber color. Small off white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Flavor of the same, with light toast. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2577) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Sampler at Brewers Rendezvous 7/9/11. Pours a medium white head, over a clear amber (SRM 7-8) body.....nose is cereal, malt.....taste is cereal, malt, with a hint of toffee/caramel sweetness....mouth feel light, carbonation low. This is a drinkable light beer with the alcohol well hidden. It is neither complex nor particularly interesting in either aroma or flavor. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Floral aroma. Bronze coloured and initially a little sweet on the palate. Malty with a hint of dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle @ home. Hazy dark red appearance with a red-colored head. Sweet amber malty nose with a sizable Bock aroma. Flavor is a pretty basic sweet amber malty body with a light to medium Bock flavor. Not super exciting and overall slightly above average.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2010
bottle. Pours deep clear reddish hue with pretty much no head. Aroma is sweet bubblegum, with a faint macro staleness, cotton candy. Flavor is sweet and sugary malt, with a some what stale, budweiser like finish. Average palate I guess. I really wanted to like this beer, but I guess I have to face reality - its obviously flawed. If you put this in a 40 and called it malt liquor it might be alot better. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is straight up bad, but will say its flawed. Drinkable, but will not purchase again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9431) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy light tan head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is sweet malt (grain, caramel, biscuit), no hops, clean lager yeast with dried fruit notes. Flavor is malty, light bitterness, clean lager character and sweet. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9502) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, molasses, prunes and raisins. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, molasses and dark fruit with a smooth lingering carmel finish.


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