Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 At Clybourn: A so-so bock. Iyt pours a clear amber color with lazy carbonation and a respectable, white head. The aroma is sweet malt with a handful of herbal hop bitterness... just a bit too much for the style. Not a bad taste to this medium bodied beer - caramel malt and herbal bitterness. Okay, just not very exciting.
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iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, Clybourn brew-pub (2004 version): clear amber, and a thin white head (that, as usual, can only be blamed on the bar tender . . .) Thick aroma is filled with fresh hops and a slightly sour malt character. Crisp and wonderfully smooth on the palate, incredibly drinkable. After-taste is a bit winey, but overall I liked the flavours: fresh lager hops with the malt profile of a bock.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber with a tinge of red, almost clear. Has a minimal head and a malty aroma. Starts out smooth, and i could taste a bit of banana with a slightly acidic/bitter taste on the tongue from the hops at the finish.
thedm (5499) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew poured a medium head of off-white small to large sized bubbles that left a fair lacing and atransparent uncarbonated light brown colored body behind. It has a fruity apple malt aroma and a fruity apple malt bitter flavor to boot. Its mouthfeel is smooth initially then finishes bitter.
Oakes (14975) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangey-amber; malty aroma with a hint of plastic. Clean, malty palate – a little bland. Alcohol isn’t masked very well either.
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber .Malt with soft hopps , some earth . Medium light in body, some alcohol.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bock has a spicy, alcohol nose and a lovely, clear amber color (like stained glass). Sweet and salty at the same time.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange-ambler w/ small off-white head. Clean, sweet aroma w/ light hops in the background. Medium body, perhaps a little too light. Crisp, fresh malt flavour. Moderately dry, hoppy finish.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft): Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet, sticky, caramel, light orange. Taste is very sweet, fruity (mango, orange), caramel, slightly floral, and light alcohol. Medium/full body, a bit sticky.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Deep, beautiful, clear orange/amber brew.
The aroma is of white wine, caramel and sweet, rich malt.
The flavor is excellent. Fruity and vineous up front. A touch too sweet, but a tart, acidic, yeasty and hoppy backside keeps this beer from becoming cloyingly so.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, surprisingly dry, acrid finish. World-class beer!