jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thin white head with fair retention and lacework. Clear, medium yellow/gold. Slight aroma of malt. Starts bitter and hops are evident, then malt takes over and over, and over. A great beer to use an example of a malt flavor. Just a hint of hop character (to style). Leaves a buttery richness on the palate. Slightly effervescent throughout, helps moderate the maltiness. These guys make no bad beer, and are great at these Bohemian/Bavarian styles.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden pour and a small fizzy white head... maintains a nice creamy ring around the edge. Light and clean aroma of honey, white grapes, and a light graininess. The graininess becomes more apparent as it warms. Taste is a bit better than I thought. Crisp with a predominently grassy honey taste. Nice pleasant summer bock.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling golden body with very lively tiny bubbles that lend a hand to the pleasing rocky white head. The aroma is sweet malt and some aromatic hops. I might smell honey but maybe it is just because I read the label first. Anyhow, the flavor is a nice mellow maltiness followed by a generous helping of noble hops. All combine to produce a very delicate and very nice brew. The palate is medium, bigger than expected, and generally quite crisp. Another fine offering from the fine folks at New Glarus. Thanks JCapriotti for the surprise!
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep gold with little head that disappears quickly. Taste if full of malt and honey as the aroma suggests. This was a great beer for a hot night in Iowa, which is weird since it's supposed to be a winter brew.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium yellow hue with an good head and lace. The aroma hints of toasted malts, aromatic hops, citrus, wheat fields and honey, Very floral on the nose. Sweet and silky taste with a lighty bitter and fruity undertone. Thin-bodied with a minor mettalic feel. Not a true bock but more of a hybrid, doesn't fit any style and doesn't really excel at any charcteristics either.
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like the Bock beer style, but unfortunately this one fell a bit short. It poured an average sized white head with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was slightly cloudy with soft carbonation observed. The hue was pale yellow. The nose was malty, sweet and fruity. The flavor of this beer was sweet from start to finish with a tingly, smooth, thin-watery texture and light bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing.
thedm (5614) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a carbonated weak urine yellow colored body. The aroma is mild and sweet malted. The mouthfeel is smooth with a slight tingling sensation in its finish. The flavors are mild with notes of fruit and malt. Not a good example of a bock in my book. Ein sehr gut bier bitte!
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet, fruity, clear. The bottle says to drink it ice-cold and I believe the reason is the sweetness becomes a bit overpowering at a temperature much above that. A bit of wheat and tart hops redeem the flavor somewhat. Still, I wouldn't recommend sipping it slowly.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good Beer. This is a very nice surprise. Wasn't sure what I was getting myself into when I grabbed this. Glad I grabbed it. If it was sold in my town I would regularly stock it.
igneous1 (1531) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium golden, with a slight haziness. small but ample (i feel as though i'm talking about breasts here) head that leaves excellent lacing. big fat grainy aroma with a hair of fruitiness. ya know, i really dont detect a bit of honey in this one. fairly dry in the flavor..and i think maybe i'm beginning to understand hallertau hops.