BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Reddish amber pour, smaller white head. Nose is caramel, a touch of dark fruit, and some earthy/grassy elements. Palate is medium-thin. Taste is a bit dry, kind of bland - mild malt and cardboard. Not great.
steve1966 (85) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours nice light brown nice head and lacing on the glass. Now to the important stuff. Clean taste with a slight bitter taste at the finish. Tastes kind of like a brown ale supposed to be a bock. Guess in an east coast bock way. Nothing as far as winter spices. Just a regular microbrew beer run of the mill.. Nothing special going on here and I like my winter beers. Again close to a Newcastle or something Kind of an off finish. Not again tired in from Half time when I picked up about 12 Winter beers to try.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ Ithaca Ale House. Served in a frozen glass, fuckers. Fairly clear, dark red orange appearance with a ncie light brown head. Toasty malty, dark caramel, straw aroma. Slightly bitter, grassy, hay, caramel, nutty flavor. Not very smooth and a little hard to drink.
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy aroma. Smooth and balanced towards the hops, which is interesting for the style. The lightly sweet malt is there with caramel and nut tones, but a nice and slightly bitter hops kick takes over.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks the way a winter lager should. Beautiful caramel amber with a decent caramelized head. Feint caramel maltiness wafts off the glass.Dusty. The flavor is pretty muted. Underdeveloped, watered down crystal malts.Musty hops. A bit flat bodied and with a touch of cardboard.
jmohno (998) - Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber dark copper color,frothy creamy moderate head.
Pleasant sweet malt aroma,buiscuity with some dark fruit notes even some floral and vanilla with a complex spice with a nuttyness almonds maybe.
I like this so far it has a nice malt taste somewhat medium sweetness with some complex hop/spice character to it with a carmelly nut toffee and a pretty nice balanced bittering with mild tones of a dark ale.This is a pretty nice winter lager.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, butter, diacetyl, a hint of caramel, and a hint of spices. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, butter, diacetyl, hops, slight fruit, and raisins. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, butter, diacetyl finish.
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not a huge fan of the style but I did rather enjoy this beer. Pours a dark drown with an almost tan head. Nice blend of mellow hops and malts. Very drinkable and refreshing. Also a great beer to cook with. Very solid.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a frothy, thick tan head - nice! Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, green apples, a touch of sourness and a little hops. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive malty bite with nuts, earth and some light caramel flavours running strong and a few grassy and herbal flavours at the end. Aftertaste shows more earth and nuts than anything else with quite a bit of caramel sweetness. Overall, a nice dunkel with some good flavours and relatively true to style drinkability. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$2.35 sampled at home in Washington on 24-January-2012 the day before leaving to go up to Lake Placid.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and some grassy hops. Not as sweet as other dunkler bocks but tasty and well balanced. Flavor is sweet malts and caramel balanced by some nice grassy hop notes. More hop notes and some christmas spices in the finish.