pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant malt nose, deep amber-gold color, compact tight-bubble head. Warm, round malt tastes that are honey-like at times. Very sharp, crisp hop bitterness in the finish - great! Slight metallic aftertaste. Impeccible balance - simply classic.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grass, horseblanket nose. Medium frothy head, pale amber, soft carbonation. Light bitter kick, medium short bitter aftertaste, dry finish. Ok.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice head that actually has a little holding power to it.nice color,aroma was malty sweet same as the flavor with a very slight hint of alcohol mixed with a hopp bitterness finish was long lasting and a somewhat pleasant bitterness to it.A nice bock that was well worth the money
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 REMEMBER PASTEURIZED. I hear alot of let down in the comments rating this beer. This is one of the few GOOD beers that is still pasteurized. It loses taste in this process but is stabilized for travel. Check the bottling date or expires date and if you get it hot refrigirate for a couple of days, for travel shock. If this beer is cold then gets hot it destroys what taste is left. Probably best to look for shipments coming in late spring, summer and early fall. A TRUE CLASSIC. I miss it, Hofbrau Dark & Oktoberfest and Carlsberg Special because they were about the only GREAT BEERS that could be shipped to Texas in the summer and taste fresh. DONT compare this with other unpasteurized bocks until you visit Einbeck and discover true bliss. THE PILSNER URQUELL OF BOCKS!!! and there are 3 great versions!!! PROST-HEADS!!!
LAGERS FOR MEN, ALES FOR COKSAKUERS.
orangelazarus (53) - USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Starts out with a nice amount of sweetness, but has a challengingly bitter aftertaste with a hint of cheerios. Honey colored with a tan head. Not as good as the dunkel.
TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper brown with a light tan head. The head is somewhat generous and lasts longer than most. The aroma is overwhlemingly malt. This is not a bad thing. The taste is also strong malt with slight hoppiness. Sweet but dry finish. Pretty good beer.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This orangey beer with golden glints has rich, thick head. The nose has a light caramely maltiness and a very light nuance of hops. The palate is medium-bodied, sweet and malty with a slightly astringent (hoppy) finish.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden body, small head, malt-accented nose. Sort of a strong version of a helles. Not my thing.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful color, but kind of a funky aroma. Decent on the palate, but no real flavor to it. All I get is after-taste. Overall though, not bad.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little better than the Ur-Bock. Pretty much the exact same but alittle sweeter and a little better aftertaste.