Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Clear gold color, good lacing, rocky head. Floral & hoppy aroma (go figure), gentle. Some biscuit & cracker--citrusy, grassy. Good balance, nice palate. Great medium-light lager.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Malty nose with notes of lemon and grass. Malty flavor with grassy hop accents before a piney finish. Tasted more like an ale than a lager and didn’t resemble a bock in any way (not even a heller bock), but I enjoyed it.
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is hoppy and earthy. Pour is yellow to golden with a large fluffy white head that sticks to the glass. Small bubble are riseing from the bottom of the glass. Pretty lite beer over all but still has a nice flavor and good hop profile and dryness that I love.
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. This beer sat in my fridge for the longest time - as I thought it would be overly malty, not my favorite. IT turned out to be much better than I thought. Yes, it has a rather heavy bready roasty backbone, but a good dose of hops balance things out nicely. A very rich palate - a bit too rich for the middle of the summer - this would be a nice beer for early spring - when it was brewed - or late fall at a football game. The really special aspect of this beer is that the flavor is truly unique.
beertholomeus (892) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow with thick frothy white head. Grassy hop and light malt aromas. Earthy and slightly citrusy hop flavor wit a good malty backbone. Medium body and leaves a nice lacing. Slight bitter finish.
nealblind (917) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour soapy frothy head. Aroma of grain honey and strong piney hops. Tastes like a wave a grassy hops. Moderately bitter. Also powerfully acidic. I think they depart from bock a bit too much on this one and end up being a pale or ipa. Out of balance with a caustic palate. Lots of flavor though.
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium pale yellow with a soapy white head. Clean malt and lager aroma with earthy undertones. Bready cracker malt taste up front followed by a solid earthy bitterness. A light yeasty sourness curls up under the tongue and rounds out the taste. Nice alcohol/hop bite as it warms up. Finishes with a lasting bitterness and also some honeyed sweetness. Nice, well-made beer with a unique style for a bock.
DMLINAZ (303) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Postino East, Gilbert AZ; pitcher (2 pints) for $7.50. Nice lightness to this while also giving hops and fizzy mouth feel; some spice, though I didn’t get the rye in the brewer’s description. Quite enjoyable.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tosa wine. Pour a golden orange very pale with a white foamy head leaving some lacing. Aroma has pine and lemony citrus with flowery hops, somewhat light and subtle Taste is of sweet hops, lemons, pine with a nice caramel base. Light to medium bodied and slightly sticky. Finishes sweetly hoppy without a lot of length. Not sure what style this should be. Have had similar IPA’s to this. A tasty beverage ... whatever style it really is.
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. There’s a nice amount of lacing in the glass. A bit of citrus on the nose. Lots of grass notes on the tongue with a bit of citrus as well. Nice example of style.