BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, malty bock. Nice head, thick mouth feel, not too sweet. Very drinkable. I especially enjoy this brew after a long training run on a hot day. Seems to help fortify me ;) I must admit I generally prefer ales, but I'm starting to really come around to these Gordon Biersch lagers.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) I wasn't quite sure what a blonde bock was supposed to be, but my first taste seemed to suggest it was almost a malty like wheat beer. Which I quite enjoyed but as the beer warmed I presume, it became less and less enjoyable. Still a pretty good beer. It is a lighter goldish color.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Terribly bland. Yucky gold color. Slight fruity taste but not enough to save this boring beer.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2003 No head at all, Fiery orange body, neat color. Biting Piney Fierce fruitiness with alcohol. Quite zesty. Hints of dry grain, sweet caremely malt presence. Sticky dry finish with a kick of alcohol. Re-rate (5/21/03): wow, this is an awesome beer, all the characteristics of a bock, in malt character, in alcohol content, and in a building malty finish, but with the look of a pilsener and subtlties like one too. Awesome for the summer, I think the no head on the last rating may have been the glass, its a visually on cue interpretation of the style. Awesome
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
full malty aroma with slight fruitiness, the title "blonde bock" automatically sketches me out, malty with Eastern European hoppiness, a lot of warming power for such a light body
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Seemed very sweet and fruity over the tongue. Mild after taste was pleasing. Not at all what the bartender played it out to be.
Dogbrick (11470) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Frog Bear Wild Boar, and coincidentally not available at the Gordon Bierch two doors down. Dark gold with an orange hue, medium thick off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is alternatingly fruity and malty. Flavor is kind of tangy, without much malt balance. Rather clean finish but I thought this was pretty average. Alcohol level was well hidden.
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour, thick, long-lasting, creamy white head. Sweet, slightly fruity, and semi-noticeable alcohol (mostly after it warms a bit).
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color with a fluffy off white head that is gone within a minute of pouring. Malt and dark honey aroma. Slight amount of cardboard(older sample?), followd by pure bock flavors. Malt sweetness throughout and a touch of plastic. Quite thick and almost cloying. Decent feel, but the slight off flavors distract from the overall enjoyment. Outstanding finish with a wonderful malt flavor that linger.
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A sweet gold bock. One of my favorites (when on sale, of course).