beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured out wonderfully with a growing tall head of very tight frothyness of light tannish color sitting atop a glowing deep mahagony, rubyish copper highlighted gem of a bottom. Head did fade pretty fast though to a skim always present and a fairly thick ring. Smell is faint malts and light roastyness, no tang or sweetness to be found, will that carry over to the taste? Yep, kinda, its a whole lotta empty malts that renders some roastyness and seems to be quite solid and smooth but no other characteristics can be found. Hops are there in very small amount lending a bit of a grab with some roasted grains and thank goodness for that, other wise I might fall asleep drinkin this bock. Has no real finishing qualities either. Kinda bland and one dimensional. Feel is medium bodied smoothness with a small pickup near the middle. Its a decent drinkable tastin bock, a bit lack luster but do-able over many others of this style.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sparkling brown, lasting beige head. Good malt nose. Full bodied malt profile with no noticeable alcohol. Rather bland
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown copper color with a soft white head and malty aroma. Body is full, sweet, and smooth with some chocolate notes and a hint of coffee. Finishes dry and sweet. Good bock flavor and highly drinkable.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little head retention. Subtle malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor throughout. Finishes slightly dry to more you drink. A good example of the style.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 vibrant amber body, big frothy head. Spicy, woody, ripe fruits and alcohol as well as some spices. Caramel and some chocolate notes. Real creamyu. Rich, full, sweet and deliscious. Dry barley notes and ripe fruits plus some maple and toffee.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My goodness, thhis is like an Aass Bock clone. Big bocky malty aroma, simple caramel flavor. Sweet, but not overly so. Remarkably clear, rust brown appearance. Basic bockbier. Major thanks to LiebeBier for toting this one back from Wisc.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft): Clear dark copper with small beige head. Medium sweet caramel aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel. Medium body, slightly syrupy.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deliciously flavorful beer that passes the simple but decisive test: I would happily buy it again. Which, given that I live in Wisconsin where New Glarus is a local brand, is a more than likely possibility.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruity/toffee sweet aroma, brown/red appearance, sweet, buttery, some spiciness, lots of maple, and some fruity notes mostly apples, Thanks Jean and Grumpy Ass
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Light to medium brown beer with limited head. Malty aroma. This beer was great. Slightly sweet malty flavor with nice hop quality and chocalte/toffee finish.