boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9oz. bottle: This one pours a darker, clear caramel color. There was a very small tan head that didn’t linger long or leave any lacing. The aroma is OK. Caramel malts, hints of biscuit, subtle fruits, some earthy hops and maybe a hint of spices. The taste is OK. Some caramel malt sweetness with a hint of spices. Mild earthy hops. Maybe a hint of breadiness. Decent enough, but I’m glad it was on sale. Don’t think it was worth the original $5.99/bottle.
Derek881 (1186) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured this beer from the bottle into a trumpet style glass to drink. The beer had a fairly cloudy light and faint amber-brown color with an average-sized foamy white head that had low retention, but average cling and lacing. The aroma featured a fruit and floral blend with light notes of raisin and fig, along with touches of malt, earth, and pine, and a bit of yeast. It had a sour-sweet blended fruity taste with touches of raisin and notes of caramel, along with a light yeast component. The beer was fairly creamy and wet with low-to-average carbonation, and was a touch on the thin side, with a lighter, slightly watery, mouthfeel.
DrSilverworm (9082) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9oz bottle, shared with my sister. An "07" is stamped on the back of the bottle... I hope that doesn’t mean what I think it means. Mildly hazy yellow orange color. Thin white head. Decent lace. Medium body. Smooth lighter carbonation. Really malty aroma, light on the spice. Kinda musty, but not bad after you get accustomed to it a bit (I’ve never had a "Christmas bock", I wasn’t sure what to expect here). Texture is almost kind of creamy after a bit, it’s pretty nice. Savory taste, light bitter. My sister said she wished it was a little richer. But this is it’s own type of thing, I enjoyed my portion
coldbrewky (1532) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared on birthday with Ralf the German. .5L bottle. We began by singing the German National Anthem (all verses). Malt forward and sweet, this beer provided the baseline feeling for the imperial stout brew session. Warming the beer nose became increasingly nutty. Splendid gentle sweet earthy finish.
Metalchopz (2713) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally rated February 2005. Poured a cloudy beige-orange colour with a bubbly foam white head. The lacing was very good. Aromas were of sweet malt and grain. Taste started very sharp and strong, then went to a fruity middle with pears, and then finished in a weird smooth and bitter aftertaste. Not really impressed with this one.
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is malty and very nutty. The flavor is almost a mix of an altbier and a heller bock, being very nutty, malty and having a noticeable fruit flavor. It was interesting but the nuttiness was a bit overpowering.
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a big foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and had some notes of toffee. Flavor was lightly sweet and malty with grains, caramel, bread, toffee and a touch of honey.
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
02/09 Pours lighter honey brown with off white head. Aromas of toasted grain with a light sweetness. Taste is musty and on the bitter pale side with a lingering dryness. It is like a lighter Bock mixed with a pale ale. Enjoyable, simple, and more dry and lighter that expected.
brokensail (14029) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A somewhat cloudy golden color with a white head. Intense aroma of cider, apple juice, and cardboard. There is a touch of spice to it and a strong sweetness. The flavor is no better. Lots of cardboard and paper with a green apple flavor, a touch of cider, and sugar. Not really even much in the way of malt flavor to be found here. Thin and watery to boot.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: Sweet floral malt, some crackers and wet dough.
Ap: Clear golden-orange - small white head with moderate-low retention and a touch of lacing.
T: Rich and sweet crackers - honey and perfume - low bitterness - moderately long malty-clean finish.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Solid pale bock - nice honey and pils malt flavors.