gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the new variety pack. Foamy white head, light gold/amber color with not a great deal of aroma. Itís got a fuller mouthfeel than you might expect, and as Iíve come to learn about JWD brews, this is a bit of a pleasant surprise. They are geographically close by therefore easy to come by, and very modestly priced... and better than the average beer. I was very pleased with the porter, and now I find this latest seasonal equally good. Not overhopped, not overpowering, a nice spring/summer lager with more flavor than the average lager. Is it a bock? To be honest, Iíve not enough experience with that style to make a qualified call. But Iíll say that I do like this, and I always like a more full bodied, flavorful beer. For the price, itís well worth it.
PhillyBeer2112 (2655) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kinda stinky. Thereís a hint at melanoidiny malts, but also some sort of buttered corn note, alongside some higher alcohols, enough to make me think of crummy malt liquor. Gold, leaning toward the dark side, with a medium sized, fast, webby fake looking head. Bready and sweet, heavy, near cloying, with a mild astringency and mild corn. Some sulfur as well. Much more like a european strong lager (aka euro malt liquor) than a heller bock.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle- bought out of cheapness, and the fact that i havent tried it yet. Pours a very clear yellowy gold, with a nice two finger head. even bubbles. has a somewhat skunky barnyard smell, buttery malts, almost a popcorn smell, and some breadyness. taste is nothing special, on first taste it tastes like a macro brew, nothing that great, but it does have a few nicer characteristics, a nice buttery malt taste, with a dry flowery hop finish. maybe some sourdough bread in there too. It aint nothing special but it aint terrible.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours copper color with thin white head. Malty on the nose. Nothing spectacular flavorwise; slightly alcoholic bite, a little metallic bite moving into a sweeter finish. Not my favorite from this brewery.
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - 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 (4420) - 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 (4904) - 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 (8602) - 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!