snownirvana (70) - - MAR 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Snifter from bottle. A: almost no nose. I can’t detect anything. App: beautiful very dark amber. Small dark tan head that disperses rather quickly. T: taste of copper on the front. And a slightly bitter, bland carmel flavor. Mostly lingering copper aftertaste. P: nice bubbles from front through the back. Even goes down bubbly. Shiner is twice a good and much more easily found!
alexsdad06 (8713) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle at home from 09 notes. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel sweetness, some earthy character, overall thin body, better than most of their regular stuff but still not something I would revisit.
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Though retired, here’s my take on this.
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a hazy brown color with a two finger white to off white foamy and bubbly head. Light speckled lacing slides into the beer.
The smell had some roasted nutty to caramel malts with a slight brown sugar in it.
The taste was mainly sweet with a weird soapy flavoring underneath (uh...where did that come from?, ah oh well...).
On the palate, this one sat pretty light for a bock. Sessionable, uh...yes very much so, probably could’ve pounded the entire sixer within two hours.
Overall, uh...honestly, did Leinenkugel’s just pull off a session bock and not tell anyone? Hahaha, in my opinion, they could bring this back some day and call it a "Session Bock." New style, then? Ha, perhaps.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body has good clarity and a dark brownish color with a nice big fluffy head on top. The head is white in color and doesn’t hang out for long. Before it settles down to just a wispy thin layer it does make a few lace rings on the glass. Its aroma is full of sweet malt and dark bready notes, The flavor has a sweet and bready character with caramel notes, soft pretzel, and light nutty notes. The finish adds some mild hop notes for balance and a little dryness. Still overall it finishes on the sweet side. On the palate it has a good medium to full body with nice active carbonation and a smooth slick texture.
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes: pours a nice brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt, roasted malt, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Nice bock beer.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
4/18/2010. From bottle. Deep amber color with a white head. Sweet caramel aromas with malt, fruit and citrus. Flavors are sweet with light hops. Meh...
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours orangish amber. Average head. Too sweet for my taste. Some caramel and honey.
Beerandhockey8 (342) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is caramel, malt, light hop. Taste is bitter, medium bodied. Love the concept here, sad to see it go. Rated from notes taken over a year ago.
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured a clear amber color with aromas of roast, caramel, and some hops, Flavors follow suit, roast and caramel are the main focus, light bitterness in the aftertaste.
hotstuff (4839) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog rating 1-10-2009 (Bottle) Label says 5.2% ABV. This beer pours a medium sized tan semi-fizzy head with poor retention, transparent body, visible carbonation, one ring of lacing, and an orange hue with a red tint. The Aroma is malty, caramel, hoppy and roasty. The Taste mimics the Aroma. The Palate is tingly and this is a light-medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is quaffable, but not true to style.
Lemke10 (962) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This spring seasonal beer is fairly dark in color as is normal with bock beers and has a fairly inviting smell. It does come with a rather strong bitter taste. Not quite to the point that an IPA does but still bitter. Not the best bock beer on the market but for a local Wisconsin $6/6pack it certainly is worth a try.