Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, 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.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a umber hue when held to the light. Moderate, mostly lasting, dry bone colored head and nice lacing. Toasty malt and dark caramel aromas. A solid bock aroma. Full body, but still rather zippy carbonation. Light sweet start, with hints of herbal hops. Toasted grains and dark caramel flavors as well. Long malt finish. Touches of wintergreen. This is bock, pure and simple, or at least as simple as a true bock can be. 7/10
markducommun (864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly clouded, tannish brown. Light white head. Very bready, molasses, some floral notes. Decent amount of bitterness, mainly sweet, turns toward bitter/ very lightly spicy finish. Finish is reasonably long. Medium body, quite chewy. Light carbonation, light acidity. Quite good.
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle that I can’t remember where I got from - shrubber85? - anyway, that’s a good sign I have too much beer. This one pours a semi-cloudy amber with a moderate off-white head that leaves a lasting film and some spots of lace. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, banana, leaves, clove, dry grains, cereal, and cracker. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty, smooth, earthy mouthfeel. It’s all right, maybe a little past its prime but otherwise a solid example of the style.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, big thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Hazy amber brown color. Some particles in the body. Thin off-white head. Leaves good bits and ropes of lace, a nice amount of lace. Dark fruit, chocolate, raisin. Some toastiness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter, mild bite. Solid bock, but some musty older character to it at the moment. I bet this was totally fantastic fresh.
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours cola brown with a medium tan head. aroma is toasted biscuit. taste is crisp and clean (and no caffeine. LOL) Kind of non-descript. mild sweetness on the finish. Not bad, but Uff-Da is a much better bock from NG.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
Kinda geeked up to try a new New Glarus product. I grilled up some mushroom stuffed cheese burgers with gruyere and smoked gouda and I thought this would go nicely, and it did. The aroma was a bit strange on this one. Cured meats, salami and capicola came to mind with some light earthyness to it. No noticeable hops. Flavor had some light meat marinade/steak sauce thing going on with some light bready sweetness, and a touch of toffee. Body was coca-cola brown, clear with a smallish tight white head. Not incredibly impressive, but tasty just the same.
jahshuwuh (559) - USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown rubt color with a finger of cream colored head. Smells of dark fruit, cherry, raisin, apple, brown sugar. Taste is the some of the dark fruit, with banana, caramel malt sweetness, minor hop bitter, and a small bit of spice in the back. Medium carbonation and thin mouth. A good drinking bock with good flavors and sweetness.
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BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a BOSS meeting thanks to Goetz. Pours dark brown with one finger of head. Aroma is slight roast and some caramel and nuttiness. Flavor follows medium bodied. Nice beer.
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slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"another pleasant offering from New Glarus, but not one that knocked my socks off. of the three bocks i’ve tried from them (Uff-da, Cabin Fever, and this) it is my least favorite. That said, it’s still a nice beer and over average for the style...they’ve just set the bar high. nice looking mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. feel is a little thinner, but smooth. aroma is nice - toasted malt and floral hops, but a little hard to detect. flavor similar, with some caramel and breadiness in there as well. last of 3 NG beers from a trade with Louis :("
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely drinkable. Light flavor. Some toffee tea light malt. Easy to drink.good..........