lancenelson (24) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks and smells good, but taste leave something to be desired. It has a bitterness that isnít a good bitter. Other than that, it is mostly just a standard beer.
burg326 (2331) - 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 (3340) - 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 (541) - Janesville, 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.
dlbeer (384) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Red color with thick white head. Sweet caramel, roasty aroma. Tastes of roasted malts with a little sweetness. Light bitter finish. Below average carbonation. Decent bock.
oddaroma (129) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, nice head. Not alot for the nose to use. It seems slightly watered down. If it were slightly thicker or deeper in taste it would be a hands down fave. It is seasonal so i definitely recommend grabbing a sixer when its out.
hoffrobert (176) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Pours copper in color. Taste is kinda of bland with a slight hint of caramel. A fairly weak Bock.
bth122 (885) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a mahogony color with medium dissipating head. Aroma some caramel malt. Light sweetness, light bitter, some roasted malt flaovrs. A tad watered down. Pretty smooth.
AirForceHops (1862) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from mix 12 pack. Clear brown in color no much retention. Light caramel malt in nose not much else. Flavor is mildly sweet. Real mild. Caramel, biscuit and just a hint of hops. Texture is lightly creamy. Well over all; not real bad. One of the better brews in the 12 pack, whatever that is saying. Bit bland and forgettable.
berrya785 (401) - Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is yeast and malt. Pours a clear copper with a nice white head. Taste is sweet and grainy.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 1/27/09. Poured into a pilsner glass with a bright tawny/ruby color with a huge white frothy head. Smells malty and bready. Seriously, smells like I just stepped into a bakery.
Right away the beer feels very slick and wet. Of course this doesnít hinder the drinkability, but I donít care for how thin it feels. The flavor on this one is pretty bland at best. I can taste the sweet malt, but nothing is crisp or dominant. The best part of this beer though, is the aftertaste. For what it lacks in up-front flavor, it makes up for in aftertaste. My mouth is full of bready flavors, like I just ate some of my momís fresh-baked pumperknickel. For this I could drink one of these after the other.
A little disappointing, but hints of this beer were promising. Leinieís needs to tweak this one just a bit more. Iíll definitely drink this again.