tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a tan color. Smell is of hops, malts. Taste is a bit hoppy for the style, some malts are present, a touch of bitterness at the finish. Overall a pretty good beer.
robgibbens (370) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden color with a tall head. Lots of lacing. Clean finish without a lot of flavor, but there is that mild maltiness. Goes down easily, good for a few.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Neat label! This bock has a golden color and an off-white head with slow, but steady carbonation. The aroma is a little odd, grainy and floral with a slightly green, plant-like character.
That grass/weed-like greenness carries through in the flavor, characterizing the finish alongside a nudge of alcohol. It’s light-bodied, despite how long it takes air bubbles to travel to the surface. Sweetness is kept at a minimum, making way for a slight bock yeastiness in addition to the plant-like notes.
Not bad for a bock, well fermented, and certainly well-decorated. If you like green and enjoy higher-alcohol lagers, you’ll love this. In fact, I’m upgrading my score of this from B- to a B just because of the alcohol presence.
crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear golden body with a white head that had good retention and no lacing. Aroma was slightly sweet, some caramel malts and some candied sugar. Initial flavor was nice and sweet there was almost a grassy note to it to balance it out. A decent floral hop note. Body was thin but there was a stickiness to it. Alcohol was mildly warming.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle This was the fourth beer purchased at Total Wine and More. The sweeter taste of the bock is present from the beginning. The head was formed nicely and no lacing. Smooth finish with soft carbonation. Just a little too sweet for me.
strongpieman (1313) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Yellow, clear, almost no head. Mild aroma... Not much there. Slightly spiced taste some hop bitterness. Long finish that coats the mouth. Not my favorite.
matthewjk (802) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd & last try from Old Dominion via Micro Club. Predominant flavors are malt & alcohol. Picking up some fruit esters on the nose and on the tongue as well. Overall, I’m just not happy with it. Way too much alcohol coming through on the end.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear golden/amber with a large white head. Aroma is sweet, grass, hops, and honey. Taste is sweet and malty with a slight hop spice. I feel like the high abv is taking away from the overall flavor here, however it is still pleasant and drinkable.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
Cheosky (33) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
What a lager! Cloudy orange color, sweet and strong body, it feels like an ale. One of the best lager so far.