popery (1360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown, just a bit reddish. Medium-sized beige head. Liquid is quite transparent. Head seems to stick around for a bit, doesn’t leave a lot of bubbles on the glass. Lots of bready malt in the aroma. It’s a big rich grain flavor that stays away from sweeter notes. Toasty. Some caramel but in a not terribly sugary way. Cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa, earth, mushroom. Some spice, maybe a little grass. Mild fruit. Pretty good dose of nutty malt character. The taste is relatively dry for a bock, at least in my experience with the style. Pretty much follows the aroma. Bready malt with toasty, nutty flavors. More of that woody cinnamon stick flavor. Finishes fairly dry caramel note. Just a faint touch of coffee. Mouthfeel is light but full and a bit creamy from somewhat gentle carbonation. Very nice beer.
stevoj (2007) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with fluffy, airy beige head, that lasts. Faint aroma of sweet malt, taste is bit stronger, some sweetness, and light bitterness. Dry and bitter finish.
skoisirius (1580) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great brew from HA. Hints of sweet malts and anise on the nose, which transfers into the flavors bringing out a bit of Earth and cocoa, lots of tender malts all over. Good stuff!
hopwine (263) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crusty bread, touch of roastyness, moderate malty sweetness, moderate fruity alcohol presence. Great malt complexity, just a touch too hot for the low abv.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and toffee aroma with light nuttiness. Caramel and light dark fruit aroma. Medium bodied. Caramel and light dark fruit lingers with light roast.
Prufrockstar (820) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from beer mongers. Pours ruby. Lager aroma, caramel, toffee, earth and hints of chocolate. Taste is somewhat sweet, crisp clean short slightly bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Well-crafted, as I’ve come to expect from heater allen.
joeneugs (3118) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours a nice clear but dark brownish orange color with a lasting khaki head. The aroma is decidedly malty with lots of toast and bread crust. Hints of earthy hops. The flavor is dry and malty with more toasted bread, lightly nutty around the edges with touches of molasses, cocoa and pretty strong earthy bitterness in the finish. Rich, smooth body. A really well made lager, but lacks the wow factor of the Schwartz.
bytemesis (3011) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear auburn, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor follows, lots of malts, earthy indeed, some chocolate, a fair amount of acidity. Light sweet and light bitterness, although the far finish gathers some bitter notes. Medium light body, medium carbonation, finish is harsh; acidic and bitter.
monk191 (803) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good bock. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick white head. Smells of maltiness and a bit of caramel. Very smooth and creamy taste, with lots of caramel, some toffee, and a bit of peanut butter in the finish. Had on tap at Trappist.
Reid (1855) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apparently no longer only at Market of Choice!
22 oz purchased from "Lifesource" in Salem OR.
Pours a chestnut brown beer with ruby hints the head us large and frothy..like sea froth after a storm! Its light tan in colour.
Earthy.Leafy aromas ..some hay and bread also..hint of grassy hop.
Taste is very smooth, dark chocolate,licorice,brown demerara sugar,spice ( anise?) slight grassy hop complex and nice.
Plate is fine and medium..good carbonation.
Another great lager from this Oregon master!