cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful bock beer with a brown, hazy color, strong, rich, full-bodied, malt flavors, slightly sweet, an easy finish, yet thoroughly refreshing, nicely balanced and unique, in my view, due to the character of the carbonation, and vastly underrated by this group.
Robbenklopper99 (47) - aachen, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ahhhhhhh beer! give it to me!!!
leaparsons (7488) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great malty bock that pours with a large head of foam. Pikantus hides it’s alcholic content - enjoy, but beware. This is too easy to drink.
Ernest (5876) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2004 Head is initially huge, frothy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (bread, caramel), moderately yeasty (mold, dough), with notes of banana, raisin, clove. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Another "looks great but doesn't deliver" beer from Erdinger, sadly. Yeast seems to be the culprit here; the nose is quite plagued by a moldy and raw doughy smell that kills the attractive aspects. Similarly, the aftertaste is somewhat unclean, in a tongue-coating yeast-like fashion. Not terrible, but not very enjoyable either.
omhper (18324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Beautiful nut brown and hazy. Toffee aroma, rather malty, rather sweet, but it lacks character. A pale shadow to other weizenbock, missing all the complexity, and all the flavours that make the style interesting.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice attractive head and deep amber color. Strong wheaty flavor with thick mouthfeel. The flavor is kind of clunky and as said before one-dimensional, with a real sweet finish. I do like the carbonation though.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, cloudy, and over carbonated. Detectable malting, but lacking anything else. This beer is one dimensional and average.
slayer66699 (16) - Heemstede, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice German beer with much taste.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I hadn’t tried any Bock other than Shiner, so to me this one is good. The aroma is of caramel and as someone said earlier, tobacco. The head is beautiful and lingering. The taste is sweet initially but mellows somewhat to more malt and spice. I hope to try more in this category, but until I do this one will do nicely.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is dark, opaque and cloudy. Giant fluffy, fairly big bubbled CO2 head. The aroma is dough, carmel and tobacco. The flavors is first sweet, then some cookie flavors, more carmel, some mild black licorice that is totally without an anise component, and some musty oxidized hop flavors. The body is a heavy medium/light heavy, well balanced with soft bitters and an easy but not silky smooth feel.