cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle, pours a nice dark brown color with thin tan head, aroma is of roasted malt and taste is of malt and a slight hint of hops to it, overall this isnít terrible but isnít good.
Wheatyweiss (29) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a shaker pint.
Pours a nice deep ruddy auburn. Nice sized cream colored head leaves moderate lacing. Decent clarity from what I can see, the beer is a bit dark to judge clarity.
Aroma is of sweet grain up front. Typical bock aroma of dextrose and dark fruit. Roasted candy sugar and slight vanilla aroma. Lager yeast is barely discernible. Aroma finishes brown sugar and molasses. No apparent hop aroma.
Flavor is of deeply roasted grain and dark fruity molasses. Brown sugar, dates and prune like flavor. Slight bitterness which is most likely the roast and not hop. Fruity yeast edge add a little depth, but overall flavor is pretty one dimensional.
Mouthfeel is thin and slightly watery. Not thin in a crisp way, but a watery way. Carbonation is lacking and the creaminess I expected given the nice head on the beer was not apparent.
Drinkability would be better if the mouthfeel was a little better.
Overall an average beer, nothing special. Better than other sub standard bocks (Shiner, etc.), that I have had before.
Reviewed on: 05-07-2010
dekester1 (349) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark amber-red color with a light tan head that faded very slowly. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste of roasted malts - slightly sweet with a mild hop finish. Nice palate - decent body. Overall, not bad of a bock if you like a slight sweetness and low hop bitterness.
EithCubes (5431) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Overly sweet nose with a little ash and burned notes amid the roast. Just a little cocoa. Pours very dark red with ruby highlights and a noisy, rocky light tan head. Taste is bittersweet leaning heavily to the sweet side, some syrupy caramel, red berry, and very nearly artificial sweetener. Some dark earthy undertones but more in the direction of earth. Full body, lightly slick and lightly creamy. Aftertaste is very cigarette-ashy but pleasant. Again, unclean, and something I wonít be buying again, but there are some good flavors in here and itís possible to scrape out more than a modicum of pleasure.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. One thing that annoys me is that some people call a beer a name that does not justify what the beer really is. For instance, this is definitely not a bock, so why is the word on the label? I know the style proposed for the beer, but Iím guessing thatís just because the beer didnít turn out the way it was supposed to. This was a light bodied beer with hardly any malt flavor. Dry and one dimensional. I wouldnít drink this one again.
VertBaconStrips (2279) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown swill, tiny light tan head, weak lacing. Raw almonds, over sweet malts - there isnít much "bock" about this. There is lots of malts in the flavour but that doesnít help this pile of garbage, decent soft bitterness, slight roast. Itís drinkable.
CapFlu (5065) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Courtesy of my father-in-law, he said this is available in Saskatchewan at the provincial liquor store?? Pours a dark, brown body and a light, foamy almond head. Nose is very cereal. The flavour is doughy and grainy. Nothing terribly notable about this beer other than I was anticipating it being much worse. Its passable.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
poured a dark caramel brown with small tan head with aromas of caramel malts,coffee and hops tatse of the samewith a sour smokey peat finish
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted at Beer Dabbler event in St. Paul. Not worth saying too much about. Kind of a sour, thin bock.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Pours dark amber and has a toasty malt aroma. The flavor is toasted, slightly grainy caramel malt. Itís too watery once again though not as much so as the previous two Minhas beers I rated (Farmhouse and Pilsner). Drinkable and really boring.