ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange body with an insane, yet controlled carbonation...fascinating...what is this, The Blob or something? :-P After taking a three minute break to let the foam settle, I’m able to catch a few whiffs: a strange combo of malty licorice hints settled in toffee, elevated by sour/fruity tones of grapefruit and kiwi. This aroma really can’t make up its mind: "am I an APA or a Dunkel?" Anyway, the taste kinda lands on a bock-style profile, at least: more maltiness comes forth, with only a few hints of sprucey, herbal hoppiness. Extra points for originality, this is not yer everyday bock, at least. A bit strange, but an OK beer, all in all - nothing more.
Frovigalning (2686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a hazy golden-orange liquid with a small dirty white head. Flavour of caramel, fudge, bread, hint of home made booze. A bit stingy mouthfeel, I didnt like it. Also light body and high carbonation. I didn’t like this beer at all. The mouthfeel was to rough and it felt enhanced by the flavour.
larsniclas (5348) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systembolaget.
Golden with a medium, tan head.
Grainy aroma with notes of mash.
Sweet and amlty with nutty notes.
Dry and late bitterness with alcoholic notes.
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, caramel, malt and hops. Nice and bitter finish.
Ingevara (768) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big head. Smell of artificially sweet banana candy and dandelion. Alcohol is obvious, as is the abundance of hops and excess sugar. Ca’t really decide whether I like this or not; depends on the mood I guess.
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy pale brown with a large head. Aroma is bananas and cookie dough. Flavour is quite hoppy with some banana notes. Long bitter finish. As a beer it’s quite ok, but as a Bock it’s quite odd.
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from systembolaget. Shady orange amber, large off-white head. Clean bready and caramelly aroma, with some herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Quite dry with medium bitterness. A very drinkable beer, lacking the malt depth that you expect from a really good bock.
Nisse666 (3758) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 2010-05-15, Göteborg
AR: caramel, creme brulee, roasted malt
AP: shady yellow litpton tea colored body, extremly creamy 4 cm high lasting Frensh nougat colored head
F: malty, almond, great bitterness (a bit to great), sprity
jonas (5469) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, fine carbonation, golden head. Fresh citruspeel and grapefruit aroma. Medium to light body, nice hoppyness on a slightly too light body. Lacks the substance and chewyness a Bock needs. Reatively quick exit with aromatic hops (chinook?) in the back of the throat.
stouby (3503) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At CBF 2009, Valby.
Amber with an off-white head. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium body. To bitter.