Cakes (411) - 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.
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and grains. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, bread and some light fruit.
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a hazy orange/brown colored body with a small white head that appeared for less than a minute and then died altogether. There was barely any lacing and what there was of it slightly spider-webbed. The body was too hazy for carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell was a bland stale caramel.
The taste was once again stale caramel blended with some pale malts. There was a slight hoppy finish with some skunkiness as well.
The palate sat about a medium and a bit watery - sessionable.
Overall, honestly I really didn’t like this.
czar (7020) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours hazy golden orange with a small white head, some retention and lacing. spicy graininess and fruitiness - apricots, hint of caramel and sweetness, lightly toasted malts, shy german character, pepper, bit of booze. low carbonation, light body - oily and almost sticky, short but present herbal-grassy finish. o-k.
williamherbert (1462) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of some apple skins, along with some caramel. It’s sweet but not too saccharine/sweet.
The look is a little watery, with some slushy lace but not a lot of head. Feels a little watery too.
Flavor is also a little sweetness, with a little pucker to it. Quite an easy drinker, if a bit pedestrian.
jb (2777) - 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.
alobar (3378) - 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.
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a smallish white head. Nose is very malt forward with a hint of caramel in there. Taste is similar, though some slight bit of toasting comes through at the end. Not too bad, but not great.
mansquito (4932) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 355ml ($2): Pours a light amber with barely any head. Aroma is bubblegum and nondescript dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, uncomplex, and light. Leaves some bockish aftertaste. Pretty uninteresting, and I don’t know that I would reach for this sooner than I would for a pale lager.
badwhale (409) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to glass shaker. Pours a hazy amber with sparse head, and good lacing. Pretty malty, and typical of a bock. Not bad. I should probably try one actually in the spring...
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable malty sweetness. This one was aged for about 6 months, so the hops were muted, but the maltiness of this beer was solid. Liked it.