HonkeyBra (3826) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Pale orange pour with a small, slightly off white head. Aroma of strong hallertauer and other leafy hops. Mild sweet bready malts, some sweet pale malt as well. Flavor is bright, nice and hoppy, with a strong rich malt presence. Some touches of rye peak out behind the flowery and citrus hops and sweet pale malts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nice cascading carbonation. Finishes with some bitter hops. This is impressive. Overall, enjoyable, different bock.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Initial aroma is hoppy strong but then you take a sip of this super clear yellow hued beer and you get a really spot on helles. It took me aback that the aroma and taste could be on such different wavelengths. Then the hops fade off and it tastes like a solid American helles.
Concealer (979) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden orange with a medium white head. Aromas of hops and sweet malt. This is actually a rather tasty, smooth, brew. It is also highly session-able for me. Tastes of a nice sweet malt, bitter hops and a little citrus-y. Solid.
umich03jm (2897) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours pale yellow with a big frothy white head that fades slowly and leaves lacing. Aroma is spicy and grassy, probably from the hops and rye malt. Taste is very lemony at first, then turns very spicy, grassy and bitter. Some clean pale malt comes through nicely and adds a light sweetness. Finish is very dry and grassy. I enjoyed drinking this as a nice change up.
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice hop aroma, this beer uses Hallertau, Perle, and Fuggles hops. A noticeable citrus flavor, bitter orange maybe. A bit of sweetness on the back end. Crystal clear golden color, white head with lacing. All in all a very nice beer.
backdaft (278) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a good 2 finger head that leaves some moderate lacing. Aroma is of light earthy hops. Flavor is bitter earthy hops, some sweet grain, some lemon. Medium bodied Very nice example. I cant wait to see what else is in the Hop Kitchen.
jcos (1710) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Jay on 3/9/2013.
Appearance: Pours a clear light yellow
Aroma: Aroma of light hop
Taste: Light lager style flavor with nice amount of hops.
Palate:Light body, quick finish, covers alcohol well.
Summary: My 1100th rating! I originally was going to rate Maine Beer Lil One for 1100th, but oh well. A nice take on a heller bock, has nice amount of hop flavor.
Suttree (5631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this more than I thought. It’s nicely filling beer, rich and satisfying, with a lot bready, hearty flavors mixed with a crisp. peppery hop finish. Nice notes of grass and pine in the finish, as well. I could actually see myself drinking more of this.
Wittales (733) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was clear copper gold with diminishing creamy 1finger white head, spotty lacing. Aromas are spicey, earthy musky noble hops. No alcohol present with caramel, crystal and pale malt backbone. Taste is malty sweetness then noble spicey, lemon, earthy lagerish hop taste. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then average length noble spicey finish. Good noble Bock.
UncleKorm (1098) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear yellow hue w/ a frothy white slowly diminishing head and excellent lacing. Big floral aromas of spruce and citrus. Initial flavor is a very light sweet to a heavy bitter finish of long duration. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, resin, grain, and rose water. Light to medium bodied, dry texture, and lively carbonation.