BigBeer45 (1131) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Draft at pub (listed 7.2% alcohol), pours medium to dark gold with a full hat of white foam that stayed for a visit, whiffs of bread, pilsner malt, hops,
taste that reminded me of a pilsner with lots of malty flavor, some pepper on the palate, has a full mouth feel, hop bite bitterness with malty sweetness, if you like the taste of a lager you will love this, this came off as a heavy duty pilsner with hops, dry in the finish, great brew, I will get this again.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at pub. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a nice foamy white head Aroma is a funky yeasty one with notes of malt and haoney. Flavor is well rounded with a mild hop finish.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Kuhnhenn. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a lasting foamy white head. Nose is grassy, honey. Taste is lots of grass and honey, somewhat sweet and lightly playful in your mouth. A light bitterness in the finish.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy, straw-colored, little white head. Bitter nose, with sulphur, sour notes, some malt. Funny sort of sweet, grainy flavor. Thin, slightly bitter.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Oh yeah baby another Bock for the collection,Thanks go to FootBalm for sending me this bad boy.Cloudy golden/orange color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Sort of a fruity sour aroma with a wheat like character coming through as well.Scratch that it has a belgian aroma in it.This is about as far from being a true bock as i am from being a billionaire.The flavor just is not what you’d expect a Bock to have.Fruity with a citrusy sour side and the hops come through well enough but not in a good way.The brew finishes up with a slightly atringent after taste that kind of hangs on the pallate for awhile.Belgian ale Maybe,Bock i don’t think so,back to the drawing board i think for these guys.
It is drinkable but a little dissappointing for the style.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a murky golden brew.Looks okay and has a lot of funk going on with the aroma action,not unlike old unwashed socks.Musty, and yet sweet, sweet and then again sour.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2008 Honey yellow color with hardly a head at all. Aroma is lightly citrus. Taste is like pure malt extract with some fuggle juice. Medium bodied and somewhat dry and light bitterness.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: golden color with a white head. Sort of skunky euro lager aroma and flavor to it. Not my favorite. Probably true to style, but my taste buds aren’t into it.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden clear body topped by a white head. Grainy toasted white bread aroma. Minimal sweetness. Lightly dough medium sweet and lightly bitter. Dry medium body. Alcohol is totally hidden. Intersting stuff.
jtw (1040) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very enjoyable pale lager. quite light for a bock, but still tasty. more like a "lager" than a typical cider, but more flavorful than a "lager" is supposed to be. definitely a fun winter seasonal. very drinkable.