Sigmund (6527) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml swingtop bottle, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget). ABV is 6.9%. Orange to amber colour, large off-white head with an orange hue. Moderate aroma of malts, some fruity hops and bakery, notes of alcohol. Flavour is fairly malty and bready, some caramel sweetness, alcohol is evident but not too much. Some hoppy bitteness and slightly burnt notes in the finish. OKish, but not my favourite bock.
JorisPPattyn (9253) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange to chestnut clear beer; good, dense yellow-brownish head. Very weird nose: sourdough and rhubarb. Strange as it may sound, it is NOT off-putting, just unsettling. It slowly gets more bready afterwards. Taste is completely at odds with the nose: dry, caramelly taste, chestnut flour, and a bit of roasted malts and hops. Mainly sweet however, even a bit dull. Well bodied, some slickness. Aftertaste is markedly burnt flavour. Disappointing taste. The nose remains unexplainable.
Dorqui (2174) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Compact and good persistence foam, not much bulky but very adherent. Intense brown color, amber glares, limpid and much bubbly. Intense malty scent with determined and powerful bitter. Light parched. Pungent and powerful bitter taste; light braced malty notes. Long and pleasant end. A lot balanced.
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a fluffy head. Sweet aroma with traces of burnt malt. Sweet malty full-bodied beer. Some bitterness in the end. Well hidden alcohol. Really nice bock.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great look, amber colour (slightly reddish), thick lasting head. Drinks easily, slightly bitter with sweet/caramel notes. Another tasty bock I’ve drunk recently
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colored, thick light tan head. Sweet aroma of yeast, malt, toffee and spices. Sweet in the flavor as well with a vinous edge. Malty and caramelly with a good spicyness and some bitterness also. Quite flavorfull and pretty tasty.
pivnizub (10028) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing-top bottle: amber colour, fluffy off-white head; malty, sweetish nose, traces of roasted malts, also fruity, vinous notes; moderate sweet beginning; sweetish, malty taste ending with a slightly dryer, bitter finish; full bodied, well hidden alcohol,; well rounded, not too sweet, deceptive Bock. Very pleasant !
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark, deep amber-colour with a tint of red - small head. Very malty nose and pronounced roasted malt flavours. Highly carbonated. Very discreet sweetness, actually more dry than sweet. Rather pleasant but lacks a bit of character and finesse to be excellent. Actually I miss some sweetness here. 260505
MoritzF (9286) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swing top bottle) Clear and dark amber colour with a big foamy and lasting slightly off-white head. Quite restrained aroma of toasted malts and some notes of caramel and hops in the background. Medium sweet flavour, medium body. Taste of roasted malts with a well balanced dry and bitterhoppy finish with traces of liquorice. A very tasty and not too fat Bock for my kind of taste. Good !
MiP (15187) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty CO2 aroma. Light copper colour. Malty flavour, a little alcoholic. Hint of bonbon.