MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Spicy hops and mild cereals evolve in a lean and drinkable body for a clean but forgettable pint of Dunkler Bock.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear amber.
-This lacks malt character for my tastes in the style. The Andechs we had side-by-side was much better defined for the same abv range and similar body.
-The chosen hops are harmonious with the grain bill, but tend to take it over flavor-wise.
-The mouthfeel is as slender as most Jack’s Abby lagers.
On tap at The Dirty Truth.
tectactoe (1028) - Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Large gradient from tinged amber all the way to deeper shades of copper, even with a hint of ruby in places; large, foamed-up & creamy light-beige head lots for a while & leaves great lacing behind. Aroma is packed with wet pine needles, dirty & earth-laden hops, leaves, a hint of bitter, white pepper covered citrus rind & a decent backbone of semi-sweet, toasted & borderline caramel-like malt. Very nice hop bite on the front end of each sip with strong notes of pine tree, earth, & obscure citrus. Lots of brash leaves, giving a strong pungency & really stinging the back-end of the tongue with bitterness. The Munich malt introduces a nice toasted cracker, biscuit-like sweetness & flavor, just shy of toffee, without growing too sweet. Clean finish, pine resin aftertaste with a lasting bitter bite. Definitely a different ("American") take on this style, very enjoyable overall.
bytemesis (2409) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with a small off-white head that sticks around fairly well and laces nicely. Aroma is pine, citrus, dark bread, caramel. Flavor follows, light plus sweet, pine and citrus hops sitting on top of a bready pumpernickel malt base. Bock-IPA is the newest rate beer style? Pretty tasty one at that. Medium body, nice carbonation. A bit of heat apparent, which is surprising at 6.8%
UDBeernut (1405) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber pour, small cream colored head, moderate lacing. nose is bready, mild citrus. taste has solid bitterness, bread, caramel, pine, citrus. medium full body. pine hangs on the toungue.
joeneugs (2776) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours clear copper color with a small off white head. The aroma has some dry, toasty Munich malt with some earthy, floral and lightly piney hops. The flavor is malty up front with toasted bread and hints of honey and brown sugar followed by a rather assertive floral, spicy hop character. It finishes dry and spicy bitter. Pretty full on the palate with good carbonation. Nice lager.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour, white head. Flavor is a really nice blend of malt and hops. So well balanced. Good bready notes, grapefruit peel, spicy hops, caramel. Nice.
MrBeerFanatic (801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium golden with a boozy head. Aromas piney, spicey, citrus and slight toffee. Flavors piney, citrus, light florals,;medium spicey hops grass, grain/toffee. Aftertaste is surprisingly clean with only a light bitter aftertaste. Has all the appeal of a nice hoppy ipa with a backside of a crisp almost clean lager. I do Like this one. Mostly like and ipa with a lager-like back bone.
ScipioA (191) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouts out a slight hazy copper/red with a tan head and looks just like an IPA. Good aromas of citrus and pine, but the spicy hops and relatively high alcohol content give it a flavor almost like a pepper beer. Lingering bitterness and biscuit flavors, but the lagering gives it a very clean profile. A little thin in the mouth, but it pairs well with brats.
Miked1687 (558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Amber golden pour with a thin white head that laces down. Nose is sharp citrus and pine. Smooth body, earthy malt, with a piney hop finish.
rodenbach99 (2928) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bouteille, merci Patrick. Un liquide cuivré avec une mousse beige. Un nez de houblon floral avec des notes légères de malt sucré. Une bouche qui se boit tout seul, floral encore une fois, une superbe amertume forte en finale. Un régal.