mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scoff at Gordon Biersch if you must, but at least they are right upfront about their beers. These are not the overly hopped West Coast abominations, but the proper balance between hops AND malt, resulting in a balanced brew just like the Germans make. Sure they make some weaklings, but overall the German way is the proper way, and will remain long after the current pine tree fetish runs its course.
beertholomeus (484) - California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold color with 1 inch creamy white head. Smell is of malts, some hops and a floral or citrus undertone. Taste is of sweet malts, some hops and a dry bready finish.
Fatehunter (1060) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A finger and half of head on a clear, straw colored body.
The aroma is grain with metal. Not great.
The taste is average: grain, mild bitterness and mild sweet finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A mild drink overall without any offensive notes... or redeeming qualities.
monk191 (690) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another good bock. Pours a great golden color. Smells slightly of bananas. Taste is similar, basic lager taste, with some fruitiness. Easily drinkable. Had in the bottle.
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Bricks (551) - Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light amber brown with very little head and some carbonation. Decent color. Aroma is simple and sweet, candied malt and not much else... maybe some grains and grass. Taste is a bit odd... I get quite a bit of malt and some funk... maybe a little bit of grass and hay. hops too. Smooth until the bitter end. Overall, it is not bad. Complex but off.
darrennelson12 (348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottle; pours a golden brown. Medium bodied; quite easy drinking for a 7% beer .. was hoping for a little more though (IE like a true German bock). So far out of the Biersch "sampler box", this has been my favorite,
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hopmonk, Sebastol location. A decent serviceable blond. Slightly yeasty "dirty blonde" flavour which was fine on a 26 degree Fall day. A bit funky as a result, Significant retained head on light blond body. Carbonation above average.
Rodriguez (182) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, nothing remarkable, tasted like an industrial beer maybe wit a little more of body, almost no hop aroma at all, and some malty flavor
drostj (96) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at Rocket City Brewfest. Rich amber color with a thick creamy head. Strong malty aroma and a strong malt taste. Slightly sweet but also a nice amount of bitterness. Very smooth - good beer.
DruncanVeasey (6811) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Sandy Lane, CA, 31/08/12. Bright gold with a slim white foam. Attractive honeyed shrub aroma; beeswax. Lean, meady honey notes bittered with clean grassiness, thistle, lemony hop and biscuit. Actually a pretty flawless lager.