tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden color. Smell is of malts, biscuts. Taste is malty, biscuty, a touch of sweetness. Overall a refreshing and good beer.
coyforce (653) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Flavor is a bit not as sweet as expected, in fact, a bit tart. However, the overall impression of this brew is good and I expect it to hold it’s own against the standard, average brew served by the major beer companies.
DSG (8366) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[2/20/15] Draught at Gordon Biersch Mission Valley in San Diego. Clear golden. Aroma of malt, slightly grainy, with honey-ish hint. Sweetish flavor with malt, bready, a bit caramelly, a bit honey-ish, with a slightly drier finish with a bitterish hint and a faint alcoholic note. Light to medium-bodied.
BVery (7896) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Gordon Biersch - ATL airport. Clear golden pour with minimal head. Bready, malty, a bit too sweet, with an odd rough edge on the finish.
Thisis12ptfont (988) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of lemon, coriander, orange and hay. Appears a copper gold with a moderate foam. Taste is smooth with an odd malt funk, creamy vanilla, lemon, carbonated grain malt and coriander. Overall, not too bad. Big creamy malt overtones and a more assertive carbonation.
Brandon1989 (435) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is very bready and sweet malts, caramel. The taste is more of the same. There is a very minimal hop bitterness.
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of yeast and bread, golden color with a lasting creamy well laced head. Creamy feel with a taste of bread and malt. With a bready finish.
slowrunner77 (6931) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a pretty nice malty aroma and flavor. the body is a little bit lacking for a 7% bock, but isn’t bad at all. average for the style, slightly better than the average beer overall."
Netsky (6) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/gold with a small white head that doesn’t last long. Nothing in the aroma portends a firm maltiness. Flavor is toffee/caramel sweet with a light bitterness. Feels like a bock, full bodied with a slick creaminess. If i was going to drink a beer of this style I’d prefer something darker with more malt character.
Travlr (15646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Very pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma of straw and paper. Taste is bland hay.
Darkmagus82 (1980) - - JUN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades quite fast to leave only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big and bready with lots of sweet caramel smells. Some lighter hop aromas, of a grassy and citrus nature, are mixed with these subduing the sweetness ever so slightly.
Taste – The taste begins with a moderate doughy taste mixed with lots of sweeter flavors. The sweet is a mix of fruit, caramel and honey with the caramel being the dominate taste but complemented well by some apple and pear. As the taste moves on, some hop hits the tongue with a bit of a grassy and citrus hop coming along. All the while, the doughy flavors dwindle a bit while the sweet flavors get slightly stronger. With a decent, but not obnoxious, alcohol taste coming to the tongue at the end, a rather nice sweet and lightly hopped warming taste is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker body and lower carbonation help create that creamy feel which is quite nice for the sweet, light hop and light booze flavors of the brew.
Overall –A bit sweeter and less malty then I was anticipating, but very pleasant none the less. A nice brew for the price.