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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Spring Lager. A German traditional spring beer to shake off the chills of winter. Named after the peak of Mt. Tom in Holyoke Goat’s Peak Bock is malty, deep copper in color and full of flavor. Goat’s Peak Bock is fermented colder and lagered for two months to produce a clean smooth yet complex taste. The brewers use Domestic and German malts as well the finest German hops and yeast. A German brewer once said “The strength of bock should not be noticed until the drinker gets up from the table”. Our Goat’s Peak fits this description. (O.G. 1.064 ABV 6.4% IBU’s 20)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
20-Oct-13 (12-oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jjpm74, thanks John!)
This beer pours a hazy, amber-brown body with half an inch of light-tan head that settles to a ring, leaving patchy lacing on the glass. The nose offers aromas of toffee, melon, caramel, and wort. On the palate, the flavors are similar, with caramel, toffee, a bit of light chocolate, and some modest dried fruit. It’s medium in weight, light-medium in carbonation, and pretty easy on the palate. Overall, this is pretty old and oxidation has taken a toll, but it’s still pretty pleasant and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4317) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Pours light amber into a shaker. White head quickly recedes to nothing. Sour caramel aromas. Crisp with upfront chalky caramel and a lasting dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of honey, caramel, and a hint of earthy hops. Poured amber/copper in color with no head. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, honey, caramel, salt, vegetables, and something I cannot identify in the finish. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet honey finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2008
expected this to be a heller bock, but whatever. Said "spring lager" poured an orange-amber hue with a white head that really lacked retention and lacing. A mild candy like aroma and mild hops. Flavor seemed to be sweet with caramel notes. Finish was mild.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Pours gold with a small white head. Smells of earthy hops, some citrus, some caramel and toffee. Taste is of caramel and some decent maltiness. Finish is perfumey.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2005
12 oz bottle. Although there’s a goat on the label, I wasnt expecting this to be a bock. Clear gold with hardly any head. Aroma is hoppy enough with some caramel. Taste starts off a bit medicinal and malty with some floral hops, but I’m not a fan of which hops they are. Mouthfeel is lively but theres a flavor there that I jut dont care for.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2005
Amber in color with a large off-white head. aroma od caramel and roasted malt. Dry malt character,toasted and bready.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2391) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2005
Pours with a one-finger cream head that leaves a good lace. Clear amber color. Medium bodied and medium-strong carbonation. Slight malty nose. Starts sweet from the malts, finish has a hint of hops but it is well balanced. Best by 6/29/05. $1.60 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 2005 bottle from Downtown Liquors, Somerville, MA. Pours a ruddy-orange color with light gold and amber hues emerging as it settles. Small, off-white head. Crystal clear. Aroma has a bit of winey-bockiness, some caramel, buttercream and a touch of earthy hops. Flavor starts out with good intent; definite caramel chewiness, lager yeast and cream, with some playful hoppiness. But then the beer gets bogged down on the end by the caramel and cream flavors. The more I drink, the more I get sick of all of the sugar mixed with the sour yeast kick at the end. This beer is not subtle, nor is it particularly complex. Medium body, that isnt all that flavorful and is really just a product of lots of sugary malt. I’m about to give up on this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Pours a dark amber, more on the golden side, with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and lagered, with big maltiness and little in the way of hops. Flavor is sweet and mild, without much hopping, as is expected. Very well carbonated. Body is on the high end of medium. This brewery makes good beer, and I expect they'll get better with time. Some of their beers are the right idea, but something is missing.


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