DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Now, this does start out pretty promising. Nice malty beer smell upon opening, pours a nice brassy bock color under a thin persistent head. Taste is, well, malty, but it still seems to have been cut with corn or sugar. A little extra bitterness helps keep the sweetness in check. It rates at least "average" with me. I donít really have a handle on this style since there are a lot of American beers labelled "bock" that really arenít. Does have a dry lager finish, so Iíd say yes, it is a lager. The "Ale/Malt Liquor" designation on the back label is probably because at 6.2% abv, it is taxed as a malt liquor in some states.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, cellar temperature, Michelob glass on my porch in mid-August 2006. Pale amber-gold with a moderate creamy head, mostly diminishing....caramelized malts and some harsh grassiness in the aroma actually balance each other nicely....sweetish, grainy body, light toffee and vanilla, a bit earthy and mineralic late....full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, lively carbonation....simple and not anything great but quite drinkable and bettter than average from this brewery.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very little head. Not much aroma or taste. A little sticky and icky and thin. Just another poor offering under the Dundee title.
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Gold pour with some fruit, bready malt, and citrus aromas. Flavor is crisp and sweet up front, with fruit, getting tarter as it warms, with a more pronounced citrus presence.
melvin980 (184) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, rich, golden hue with a sparse snow white head. Smells of fruity malt with hints of tart apple cider.
Taste is rich, bright, pale malt. Sweetish and lightly fruity. Hints of green apple. Some muted hops in the finish. Strangely, a bit dry up front, with a sweetish but clean finish. Really tasty. This stuff is money. And itís a great beer for the money. Check out a six-pack (it may take a full six-pack to get this beer), hell, itís cheap!
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle purchased in CT. Back of the bottle states: "Ale/Malt Liquor 6.2% alc. vol". Front of the bottle says "J.W. Dundeeís Pale Bock Big & Malty Lager". My question...is this an ale or a lager? I will decide after this rating. Aroma is lightly sweet, with grainy corniness present with some brown sugars. Transparent golden color with a smallish white head. Sweet, harsh, grainy, ethanolic start with some dirty, bitter, earthy hops to finish. I donít know why they state "ale/malt liquor" on the back, but this is clearly a souped up pale lager that they try to call a bock. I think itís closer to a malt liquor.
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a small diminishing white head. Aromas of bread, a bit of fruitiness and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, some honey notes and a hint of lemon with a crisp clean finish. Reminds me more of a decent pale lager than a bock.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy & deep golden color, at first a decent-sized soft & fluffy white head, but it was quickly reduced to near nothing after only a about ten seconds or so, nose of sweet malt & honey, full-bodied, very heavy taste, you could probably only have two or three of these before youíd fill up, slightly over-carbonated body with flavor notes of sweet malt, honey, lemon & orange peel, very sweet finish & aftertaste where the citrus flavors really show through,. overall really not that bad of a bock beer, but one that you could go out and have five or six of
decaturstevo (4964) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark gold with a slight off white head. Light smell of malt but very little hops. A flavor of sweet malt and citrus. A rich mouthfeel but slightly foamy. I like the hint of alcohol.