Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Hazy copper color. Bready and honeyish aroma with hint of rubber and nail polish remover. Sweetish honeyish flavor with wheat bread, some tropical fruits and some herbal hops. Full bodied. Although a bit solventy, misses the alcohol warmth typical for bocks.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks Timo A!). Amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is mild floral notes, grass, some bready malts and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruits, wood, nice maltyness. Very pleasantly balanced.
pivnizub (8361) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bügelverschlußflasche (Herzlichen Dank, Stefan!): Almost clear, golden to deep golden, quite stable white foamy layer; wood and vanilla in the sweet-grainy nose, moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, soft and medium bodied; slightly lingering woody-hoppy and malty finish. Just a good GDR-Bock.....
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swing top bottle, 33cl, with thanks to Quack-Duck) Slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy white head. Sweet buttery and slightly bready malty aroma with biscuits and a subtle fruity touch. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Bready malt-character with notes of biscuits, honey, accompanied by herbal and woody hops in the background; sweet malt-accented finish with herbal and woody hops rounding things up. Quite pleasant and matured GDR Bock. 14.II.11
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from biershop-braugasthoefe.de. Hazy golden colour, mid-sized white head. Sweetish malty base, shy hop flavours with a herbal character.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - slightly hazy blond colour with a modest head retention; aroma of oranges and malt; sweet and full-bodied, slightly tart and quite tasty, a low bitterness and some residual sweetness; long malty slightly fruity finish