Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent brew. The best macro Bock on the market. Probably the only brew I’ve ever had that is better out of the bottle than on tap. Not to say that it isn’t good off the tap, but out of a bottle it can’t be beat.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a bottle of this after work tonight. This brew pours a clear pasteurized orange walnut
with a large frothy whitish head that lasts about a minute before it diminishes into a thin
strip that is gone by the end of the glass. Lacing is not evident. The moderate balanced
nose though not overpowering is astonishing considering it comes from an Anheuser-Bush
bottle. Hints of lightly roasted cereal and grains, flowers, perfume, grass, soap, earth, and
alcohol are all present and accounted for. The flavor is balanced if light with a nutty
yeasty average finish. The “safe” palate is medium with a somewhat watery/oily texture
lively carbonation and a moderate astringent/alcoholic feel to the finish. A safe sample for
an ‘American Standard Lager’ connoisseur. Also nice for when the ’poundin ’maniac’ wants a little flavor without having to worry about feeling filled up after 9 of ’em. Not bad, I’d like to see how this would do in
a blind taste test. I would also like to see how much better this would be if wheat was subsituted for the rice.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have never had bock before this beer, I really don’t have much to judge it against, but I think it is the best of the Anheuser Busch beers. Nice husky flavor, very nice dark amber color, probably the only ’sipping’ beer I’ve had out of the American macrobrewery offerings.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color, creamy head, light and smooth flavor. Nice, easy drinking beer.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
All I have to say is that for a Bock beer it is not very good. But for just a dark Lager it is good. It has a nice dark color, a little light on the flavor side but by far A-B best product.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, ’born on’ Feb 22 (thank God its fresh, huh). Appearance dark, translucent, very clear and filtered-looking. Aroma somewhat sweet and malty; a surprising amount of caramel malt for a product such as this. Flavor is...not bad exactly, in the same way that Al Gore looks ’not bad’ in comparison with the yokel occupying 1600 at the moment; rather pretentious and full of itself for actually having flavor, though the flavor actually seems to be that of Tootsie rolls dissolved in tepid water with a few grains of rice and corn. Compared to other A-B products, oh who gives a shit its bad anyway.
StevieMSU (64) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer done nothing for me, it has very little tatse, but I mean hey what do you expect from Anheuser Busch...
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not horrible. There is a decent malt flavor. This is not to be confused with a decent maltiness, because the texture is way too thin to describe it that way. Better than the major products from the big guys, but in no way would I describe it as ’flavorful’ or anything of the like.
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not as thick as you’d expect from a dark beer, but its smooth. a good winter beer.
pastout (27) - Windber, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap. Not a bad beer for A-B. Nice color and a decent aftertaste.