dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smelled faintly of alcohol, looks nice. Flavor is pretty smooth, but with just a hint of strength. Really quite drinkable.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Washington DC location as Helles Bock: Pours a transparent bright golden with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of rich, sweet pale malts with a touch of noble hops. Body starts with good fullness and smooth, finely dissolved carbonation with a sweet pale maltiness and some fresh noble hoppy bitter balance. Doesn’t have that corn flavor that I commonly find in Heller Bocks, which is definitely a good thing.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Annapolis: Poured a darker shade of amber with not much head. The aroma was malts and nuts. The flavor was nutty and sweet malts. Overall, another easy drinker by this brewer.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap-Annapolis location-Copper colored w/o much head-similar to the Marzen; some malt flavor, roasted almonds, caramel. Nothing special, not bad, just pretty basic. There were a lot better things on tap during my visit.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at their Annapolis location. This beer is different than the blonde bock I have previously had in bottles. Unfortunately, not a lot to set it apart. I wish this had the same complexity as their wonderful Czech Pilsner, but the pale malt was simple, big and chewy without a whole lot going on. Still, the beer was fine and even enjoyable.