BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium bronze with small head. Grainy malt nose, that is reserved, not very sweet. Rather bland malt flavors that don’t differentiate or meld well. Drinkable, but little character.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the full sail brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a short lasting white head. lightly toasty malt that was kinda lost in the big hopped finish. Aroma was more of a dry grainy malt nose, sweeter then the actual taste of the beer. Just had to much hops for my taste in bocks, needed a stronger malt presence.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Hood River brewery (in July, not fall, labelled simply as Bock): Bright amber colour. Toasty, slightly caramelly aroma. The flavour is relatively mild, and surprisingly citric/berrish, with an earthy, caramelly malt note.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at brewery. Pours a light, clear, golden color with a modest white head. Aroma is grassy hops and a bit of toasted malt. Light bodied. Decent mouthfeel, decent balance of malt and hop in flavor. Very hoppy for the bock style. Really a decent beer, just nowhere close to a bock in style, hence the lower rating.