scones (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looking at this beer, you wouldn’t think it a bock. It’s bright and clear as a pilsner, with a decent head after a tame pour. Smells biscuity, with some grass thrown in there too. Flavor follows, light and grassy and a bit bready - can’t taste much honey, though it is there. Mouthfeel is light, almost like a light lager; good amount of carbonation. Overall, a decent beer, but definitely not my favorite from them. I’d much rather have a Hometown Blonde if I were going for a lager, as I feel it’s sweeter, cleaner, and even has a bit more of a honey flavor to it, though that might just be the sweetness talking.
TH28 (110) - - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Appearance is clear pale golden with a small white foam cap that dissipated quickly. Aroma is a bit of bready and caramel malt with a noticeable sweet honey. Taste is rich caramel malt that leads into sweet honey. Hop bitterness is just enough to balance the sweet caramel and honey. Mouthfeel is medium with a low to medium carbonation. Finishes on the malty side with no lingering bitterness. Overall, this has the rich caramel character of a bock, but maybe lacking the hop punch of a true maibock.
GIJOE (632) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a thick, frothy, white head, continuous bubbles rising if various sizes. Blotchy lacing. Nose is typical lager yeast; a bit musty. Taste matches. More on the sweet side, but the hop comes through nicely. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Tasty brew.
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JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a New Glarus Pilsener glass. Pours perfectly translucent gold with a big, rocky white head of foam and lots of bubbles floating through the beer. The aroma has grains, lemon, pear, some bubblegum. The taste is sort of like candied ginger and lemon candy. A little bit bready as well. More sweet than anything else. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nicely balanced and easy drinking.
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty nice, easy drinking bock beer. The honey comes through on the palate nicely. Finishes slightly sweet.
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange, clear, small white head. Sweet molasses nose, some grass. Little bit of citrus. Initial sweetness, some small amount of bitterness. Long finish, relatively effervescent, lighter body. Incredibly well balanced, fantastic beer.
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arnold931 (544) - Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear honey colored. Fluffy white head with sticky lacing. Nose is citrus. Sweet taste. Smooth.
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a moderate yellow, with aromas of chamomile, lemon, and bread dough. Body is rich, with toffee, wheat cracker, and maybe a hint of honey. I prefer the darker blocks for that richness and malty backbone. This is good but closer to a blonde ale more than anything...
drdisque (525) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle in a shaker. Pours bubbly pale amber. Flavor is sweet, wet, and very mild. Most flavor is of honey and sweet smooth grain. Very pleasant lager but a little lacking in depth.
TheEpeeist (3347) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear yellow brown with a whitish head. Nose is slightly sweet honey and grass. Crisp and clean medium body; a bit sticky. Taste is citrus honey, wheat toast and chestnut.
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to CLevar. poured into my trusty snifter. very clear dark gold color. medium sized white head that falls of quickly. nose is initially spicey like a tupelo honey. slightly floral, could be hops or honey. Taste is initially peppery again, but very pleasant. could be german hops. very light malt, slightly crackery, but not really bock-like. this is damn crushable for a 6% beer, but this is no helles bock. just sayin. well, ok, maybe. I like the hops in the beer though.