npdempse (934) - 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 (1969) - 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 (1153) - 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.
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden color with a fast diminishing white head. Slightly sweet fruit smell(apples or pears) but sort of weak and also a hint of corn. Sweet fruity taste dominated but a bit of corn bitterness found its way in the end and kept this from being a super tasty and drinkable beer. It was still tasty and drinkable, just not super. A clean finish as well.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Slightly hazy golden color. Clean light malt aroma with a good hop presence. Clean flavor. A little sweet, some tanginess. Mild hop finish. Decent.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the tap at my favorite brewery. poured a cloudy golden with a nice white head that hung around for a while. aroma, hops, corn, as it warmed the aroma got a litlle more pronounced. flavor corn, hints of lemon, hops. this is one of those beers that should be sold in the summer