writerljberg (226) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of my sister-in-law when she came back from Wisconsin. Thanks!
A: Bubble-speckled brown with a slight translucence. Aggressive pour yields a dying head - all the carbonation remains in the body.
N: Malty bread. Some prune flavors in a Belgian vein. Brown sugar. Some banana and clove. This is really clean and tidy.
T: Very, very light. Biscuit and clove. There’s some earth and a balancing bitterness from the hops. Some prune sweetness shows up after it warms. Quite the let down after the delicate flavor the nose.
M: Crisp and clean. This has a great sit back and relax vibe.
O: I am more than willing to highly rate lagers, but this one falls a bit short of the mark. Looking for more than what I got, and I do understand that it doesn’t need to be a malt bomb. Still decent in a pinch, if you need it.
olr1984 (288) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ghostface. 12oz bottle Pours a dark gold with tan head. Sweet malt and slight fruit taste
naivepegasus (307) - USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy light brown with a hint of orange, with about a half a finger of off-white slowly dissipating foamy head. Brown sugar and dark fruits in the nose. A little watery mouthfeel, Some light malts in the taste that goes into a raisin finish. I like this better than I thought I would actually.
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a muddy brown with a fair amount of carbonation. On the nose, there’s very little there. Some old pennies, a touch of maple, and not much more. On the palate it is sweet and finishes with a slightly bitter/sour cleanup on the end. Meh
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty toffee nose. Taste follows suit along with some Candi sugar and fruitiness. Finish is smooth and leaves palate quickly. Tad watery is only compliant.
robobeerbelly (22) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
for a bock pretty good. I will drink anything from new glarus. they are truly an amazing brewing company.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to jMack for hookin me up with a bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a thick off white head. Malty, smoky and toffee aroma. Big malty nick body, touches of sweetness and a light smokiness. Good solid bock.
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keanex (786) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled September 13, 2012.
Appearance: The body is clear and pours a dark mahogany with a tall and messy light tan head. This is a great looking beer in every way.
Aroma: The aroma is mild but smells very nice. The aroma is sweet with caramel with fruity aromas of apple. This smells great, just a bit weak. Please bring up the aroma strength!
Taste: The taste mimics the flavor providing a nice caramel malty base with fruity flavors throughout of raspberry and apple. Lovely.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I wish this were available in New Jersey, this would be my Spring beer of choice if it were available here. This is the epitome of what should be enjoyed in Spring, shame I can’t think of any substitutes.
mkel0365 (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark, yet not dark, beer from a popular brewery in southern Wisonsin. Goes down smooth, unfortunately not year round. A "load up when found" type beer.
Personally, one of my favorite beers hands-down.
jkwood04 (2293) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, a nuttiness, some light fruits, and floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.
Nuffield (3348) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark caramel brown with quick fading head. Sweet, malty front and moderately ambivalent finish. Surprisingly thin, lacking the weight of a body that would have risked sickly sweet but also providing some interest. Disappointing. Bottle.