Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s not terrible. Really thin without a lot of flavor. Very easy to drink.
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - APR 20, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is an ok beer. Just ok nothing more nothing less. It is a dark beer, but compared to how it looks it is incredibly watered down. From looking at the bottle you’d think you were buying some really good German sludge, but on the contrary it is too devoid of any flavor to be memorable in any way. Seems to be better off tap than in a bottle. Honestly....out of the bottle I would rather drink Budweiser ponies than this.
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very smooth drinking beer. It does not have a ’rich, roasted taste,’ but it has a nice malty flavor. This is a good beer in a bar that doesn’t have anything but AB products, although it really doesn’t taste like a bock.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent beer considering it comes from a shitty brewery. It has a nice nutty flavor, but overall this beer is not very satisfying.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2007 Rich malty aroma and full flavor that is as smooth and simple in the first sip as the last. Not as overpowering as a dopplebock but more flavorful than s many ales
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light, smooth drinking, with a sweet taste and a long-lasting head. This beer has a deep caramel color; freshness dated. Not a bad effort.
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - APR 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very Impressive, easily the besy AB beer, now thats not saying much, but it is a must try. It has a rich oakish taste and toasted nut taste going down with a michelob aftertaste. I’m addicted.
satansspawn99 (24) - USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad beer, smooth, goes down good
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2003 This is an average beer. It has a nice malty taste ad goes down failry smoothly, despite having a hint of a burnt taste. It's better than the rest of the AB products, but is only good when you are on a budget. It's my occasional cheap beer for when I am broke. It's kind a blend between halfway decent brewing and Budweiser. No real Bock taste though. It's kinda light with obvious food color added to it. It's kinda a shame, really. For a little more $$$, AB might be able to make something decent. It's taste varies on tap though. Sometimes it's good (ice cold,) sometimes it tastes like fermented deer urine.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 25, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Didn’t have the roasted malty aroma or taste I was seeking. An average Lager with good color or is that too much red dye #2? If this is a bock, then it’s a bologna sandwich in a steakhouse.