milewide (1514) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, with medium head and body. Caramel flavor with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish.
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy off white head that leaves decent spotty lacing. The aroma is a bready malt with caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a light roast malt with caramel, raisin and brown sugar. Easy to drink with a spicy finish. A good Belgian from MBC.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Pours a light amber color without much head. Grains, bread and light nutmeg in the nose. Taste is of caramel malts, Belgian yeast, assorted spices and some toffee. Not particularly well balanced. Thin and watery overall. Dry finish. Fleeting hints that this beer is Belgian inspired, but in the end it reminded me more of a Ziegenbock.
jcos (1540) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought a six pack on recommendation. From my notes, I didn’t really enjoy this beer at all.
r464 (1928) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light, malty flavor, but still very watery. Light finish. Hints of yeasty sweetness that rolls into a slow finish. Mild and lacking in the spices that are advertised in the description. Meh.
rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with lacy whitish head. Smells of caramel malt and bread. Tastes like bready and caramel malts with a hint of hops. Tastes more like an oktoberfest than anything Belgian I can think of. Somewhat watery, but not too much so. Not too bad. Could make a decent session beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Celis Pale Bock--Authentic Belgian-Style Beer--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV. 14 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Amber Ale. Beer of the Month Club Selection May, 2004. Mild lacy head. Clear rich bright amber red color. Belgian spicy mild hop front! Rich spicy malty tart sweet caramel banana cinnamon mild Belgian ester body! Clean spicy end! Tasty! Sampled 6/4/2004.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Pours a transparent amber colored body with thick foamy off-white head. Head subsides quickly and becomes very thin. Decent retention. Lots of lacing left behind in the glass. Pale bock. Doesn’t look like a bock or a blonde maibock...has a color similar to dead guy but this one is one dimensional and completely transparent.
S- not to much to pick up. Some grainy malt and hints of hops. Rather boring.
T- not too much here either. The big taste is the malt. Tastes similar to a bland cereal. Hints of hops pop up but not too much. Finish is clean and dry.
P- Medium carbonation and very watery.
O- This beats a macro anyday but is rather bland. Its quite drinkable but not enjoyable. Very unoffensive and there’s nothing to hate about it.
Not sure what style this would fall under. Not belgian-not bock either.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-05-2007 15:13:30
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hamsters really shouldn’t drive cars .. . pours a murky penny brown .. thick low strength head .. . been wanting to try this for years, but a let down .. . muddled sweetness and grainy .. . i am lugash..
degbert (1123) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty! Great head, good color, and a malty, biscuity, savory flavor that really stayed with me. The ’herbs and spices’ on the label are a faint presence, just enough to enhance the natural excellence of this beer. Reasonably full-bodied taste, but the finish was somewhat short and I would have liked just a touch more carbonation.