Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicate beers don’t travel well!! Decoction beers seem even more delicate than most. That said this was oxidized enough to mask what I’m sure was a pleasent malty aroma. Oddly I think many people perceive this AS the decoction aroma. Well enough of that.. lets see. It had a dry finish and a lingering bitterness, possibly astringency. I’m sure fresh this is very good.
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of peach and honey. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A little too unbalanced/sweet for my liking, but a superb mouthfeel and pleasant clean aroma make up for that.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is something out decoction made beers that really bring out the malt and add caramel flavors. Very nice balance of hops and malt. Good stuff.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Better than the Dunkel. Nice sweet malty flavor. Excellent finish. More hoppy than the dunkel. Man, I love bock beers!
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly balanced bock with a weird kind of lingering bitterness. Has a lightly hazy appearance that is almost slightly green - and that was in a glass! Very light sweetness.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick, creamy head. Hoparoma, bit ’soapy’. Hopbitter taste, dry bitter finish. Good beer, but lacks a bit of fruitiness.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy aftertaste evident. Einbecker constantly disappoints me with their could-be-better beers. Their schwarzbier is mediocre, as is this bock. Points are scored for an unusual bottle, though.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy gold with a thin white head. Moderate big bubbled carbonation. German aroma, laced with some light skunk. Also some light toast and spicy hops. Full body. Initial taste is spicy alcohol, light skunk, sweet malt base and spicy hops. Crisp on the initial sip then it fills your mouth with body. Warming. Spicy aftertaste, long and brisk. Lightly juicy fruitiness creeps in. Caramel is tasted long after you’ve tasted. Finishes bitterly hoppy and lightly alcoholic. A very nice spring seasonal. Look forward to it every year.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bronze colour, fine head initialy but diminishes quickly, malty nose, alcohol, full-bodied, bitter, long finish - well-balanced
Robbenklopper99 (47) - aachen, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at first i had my problems with this beer. but it is necessary for may 1st when a lot of people take a walk through the forests and drink as much as they can (old german tradition).