3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Bottle from the brewery in Steinfeld. Clear gold with a tall white head. Clean nose of honey malt / melanoidin malt, light minerals, toasted grains, fresh toasted baguette. Rich, sticky, sweet and chewy, at times resembling sweet corn kernels, and at times its a little over-kilned / over-toasted. Succulent and rich, sweet balanced with noble hop bitterness and acidity with a mineral-heavy finish. Soft texture, clean fermentation, deliciously drinkable.
Moravius (276) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Bottle (50 cl) from Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Orange-coloured. - The initial taste is heavily sweet and full of alcohol. The aftertaste is again artificial sweetener, followed by dull bitterness. As the beer gradually gets warmer, its thick sweetness gets even more unpleasant. - German bock beers are usually brewed using bitter hops and contain more unfermentable sugar than regular beer. The sweetness and the high alcohol content are highlighted by the bitterness of the hops. The best bock beers still manage to develop some flavour and character, this one doesn’t. One to avoid.