joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at 41st ave. liquors in Capitola just past its best by date. It pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is malty sweet with notes of fruit and honey. Very mild floral hops. The flavor is mildly bready and lightly toasty malt. Some distant notes of dried apricot and honey with slight floral bitterness in the finish. Light bodied for the style but still flavorful and drinkable.
gschrade (768) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, bready, fruit. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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ChainGangGuy (4395) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - $4.48 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, bubbly, golden-hued body with a thin sliver of orange to it. Smallish, near-white head.
Smell: Subtly bready, a little sweetish spiced honey tone edged with notes of apple and sulphur.
Taste: Lightly bready, grainy malts conjoined with a modest tanginess and honeyed sweetness. Touch of dried, astringent herb and crisp appleskin. Very, very low accent from the warming alcohol. Semi-dry, soft finish with a slight, lasting sulphury accent on the back half.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A fairly tidy, sufficient bock.
czar (4609) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours unclear light yellow with a very small white cap showing very little retention, no lacing per say. sweet grains - honeyed and doughy malts, grassy nobleness, pepper, other spices, well integrated alcohol. light carbonation - could be brighter, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, semi-sweet and woodsy-peppery-grassy finish. feels a tad muted - near BB date i must say. i can still appreciate its qualities.
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-5-13-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance- Served a straw golden colored brew with a one finger white head. The head had a moderate level of retention, fading over time to give a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather light overall and is mainly of a sweeter caramel smell mixed with some grainy aromas. Mixed with these smells is a light bit of floral hop in the nose.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and malty taste with a rather moderate amount of a caramel sweetness. Some other fruity flavors come to the tongue more toward the middle, with their nature being of lighter fruits, such as apple and pear. More toward the end the caramel fades a bit while the bready and some slightly grainy flavor of the brew are met with an arrival of a lightly herbal and floral hop flavor that leave a nice, still sweet, and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thicker side with a carbonation that is on the average to slightly lower side. Both do well for accentuating the malts and grain quite well, but yet do not sacrifice the drinkability and smoothness of the brew.
Overall – A rather tasty, quite easy drinking, malty and somewhat sweeter bock. A good one to try.
chinchill (2055) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml "Limited Edition" bottle consumed near end of BB date on bottle.
Tastes like a cross between a strong Marzen and a bock. Alcohol is not at all hidden. Lingering bready aftertaste with less hops than expected given the ample hop load earlier on.
thegreenrooster (3268) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a clear copper with a large white head. Aroma is a dry bready malt with a nice pumpernickel. Flavor is again a dry bready malt with some dark bread notes. Nothing in wowing me here but it’s still a decent bock on the very dry and bready side.
wlajwl (3999) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pale malts, light citrus and earthy notes. The flavor is pale malts, light fruit/citrus, bread and a mildly dry/slightly sour/tart finish.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More golden than the amber I was expecting. Good head and really crisp malt taste. A fine beer.
Bif (1540) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing-top. Pours a clear golden color with a fair head and spotty lacing. Aroma of grass, bit of malt and spice. Taste of malt sweetness, grass and spice. Nice bitterness and afairly clean finish. Moderate body, crisp and smooth. Decent beer for the style.