tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden color. Smell is a bit malty. Taste is malts and caramel up front, some hop bitterness at the finish. Overall an easy drinking and pretty good beer.
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with lots of caramel, grains and bready notes. Taste is slightly hoppy with more toasted malt, caramel, light grassy notes and hints of dark bread. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, toasted bread, fruit notes, grains and grassy notes.
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours light amber with a slight, creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity hop over caramel. Med body +. Flavor is grassy! Fruity is very low key. There’s a nice roast malt backbone. For me this is more dry than not, and grassy is good. Nice.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyable spring bock which is an easy drinker with a nice sweet malt kick to begin with and ends with a bit of a bitter yeasty backdrop which is either a flavor hop or some other spicey peppery attribute from the yeast. Not bad.
Cakes (387) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 12 oz bottle.
One of the best aromas I have smelled from a beer in years.
Pours a deep orange. Notes of fruit here. Grains and grassy notes present.
Finish is of caramel, sweet malt, toasted bread,.
True to the Bock category.
jb (2479) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very underrated beer. Bocks don’t get much love around here. Rich malt aroma along with baked bread and caramel. Palate follows suit it is sweet with a nice ester profile. I really like this.
jkwood04 (4645) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a dimpled mug. Pours copper with a thick, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and bread like malts with a little bit of floral and bitter hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper color with foamy white head. Hop aroma mixed with bitter malts, a bit fruity and grassy in the nose. Palate was heavy in hops and some malts of a grainy and biscuit flavor. Clean bitter finish.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a slight hazy bronze color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and faint hops. The taste is toasted malts, citrus hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear caramel amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel,and grain. Excellent lacing with a caramel, grain, and fruit flavor. Not a bad beer.