thedm (4852) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent copper orange colored body. The mild aroma was malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow bock aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of sweet mild hops and Vienna malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark copper, medium off white head, lacy. subtle malty nose. sweet and earthy malt in the flavor. medium bodeid, sweet finish. kinda pedestrian, but drinkable. on tap at flossmoor station brewpub.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
it was descent. light caramel malt and a touch of hops in the aroma and flavor. nice white head and descent lacing. a very sessionable bock.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 On tap at the station. Pours clear light brown with off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel,and earthy hops. Flavors of caramel, light bread, toasted malty, and finishes with some earthy hop bitterness. Really liked the hoppy finish. Bryan does pretty good with the German styles. Grabbed a growler to go. Pretty good beer.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub: This pours a deep amber body with an eggshell head that provides plenty of lacing. The aroma was grainy with caramel. Nice toasty, caramelly malt flavors were well balanced by a quiet earthy bitterness. Very drinkable.
deyholla (5397) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours a clear reddish amber with a medium white head that dissipates a bit but lasts. Aroma has notes of caramel, sweet bread, a bit of nut and a hint of bitter hops. Flavor was sweet with notes of caramel, sweet grains and a bit of nuts.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark amber pour with off white head. The nose is sweet caramel malt and roasted grain. Caramel/toffe malt sweetness are obviously predominant, but there is amoderate hop bite lurking below the surface (contrary to style expectations) but I thought that worked for me. Good chewy sweet maltiness, without slipping into cloying territory. Decent brew!
Beerealist (5) - Chicagoland, USA - MAR 2, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has been mislabeled a Dunkler bock (according to the FS brewmaster.) It is a Traditional German (Style) Bock. Maybe there wasn’t a distinction in the choice to label this on RB, but there is a big difference when tasting. Anyway, on to the rating. The aroma was strong in malt with very little hops. The med. copper beer had a moderate amount of hops and for this reason is why it was a little out of style. There was no chocolate or roasted flavors, but mostly toasty, caramel lingering into the finish. Overall a tasty beverage.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mug club draft at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a mellow hazy amber, some brighter golden notes on the edges, a decent offwhite leaning towards beige head that laces ok. Aromas are fruity, a touch estery as we move into bready biscuity malts and a touch of fruity esters, and sweet caramel and toffee, perhaps the perceived esters are a decent floral hopping that is light but definitely there. Faint spice. Initial is fruity and malty, caramel and biscuity malts mix with a light sweet fruity quality, a touch of dried fruit, lighter bodied, a touch of mellow spiciness, sweeter with some light syrupy qualities, a touch of yeastiness. This mellows out on the backend with some light bitterness, but largely a palate pleasing sweetness of caramel, toffee, biscuits, bread. Interesting, as Bocks aren’t normally my thing. I was ok with this, but there was definely a fruity edge in there, sweet, lighter bodied but not light. Alcohol well hidden. Nice.