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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Until the 19th century, St. Nikolaus was a tall, stern, patriarch in bishopís robes. Then he became a sky-riding, jolly old elf. He may be a milk-and-cookies kind of guy today, but he knows what you want and itís this St. Nikolaus Bock Bier. Itís rich, dark and full-bodied, brewed with a variety of roasted and chocolate malts. Celebrate the holidays with St. Nikolaus. Heís in this bottle. Gee, we hope youíve been good this year. 15į

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Pours a brownish purplely color, a little transparent, with a nice amount of froathy tan head. Aroma is very very sweet and malty, I would say almost a sweet raisin smell. Taste is very very sweet and malty with some spiciness and gingerbread taste. Some alcohol flavor. Very heavy on the palate. Overall, a good winter warmer, but not something I could take a lot of due to the sweetness. Should definitely serve slightly below room temp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Appearance: a bright plummy color, with a short, slight head above. Aroma: Super-fat malt at the forefront, thick, rich, sweet, wow!, loaded with character, slightly spicy, quite a treat. Taste: considerable heft on the palate, again, rich, malty, spicy, chock full of dark fruits, cherries, berries,raisins, etc., plus a yeasty bready quality. Quite a kicky ginger cookie weíve got here, just the thing to make the jolly old man pleased as holiday punch. Medium to full body, with a long, lingering finish, sits happily on the palate, gets comfortable, provides a spicy, fruity blend of pleasure with every sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2004
PepsiCola looking brew with light tan head. Malty, metalic aroma. Very flavorful but somehow thin bodied. Tastes of malt and sweet prunes. Different, indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lowner (19) - astoria, New York, USA - APR 24, 2004
This a very good beer. Very smooth and a nice sweetness. I like Penn brewing A LOT!!!!!!! I must go to Pittsburgh sometime because just because they dont make all kinds of crazy ales people truly should realize they are top percentile brewers!!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Tasted at the brewery. Nice dark flavor to it, and a rather tame aroma. Flavor is crisp, somewhat leaft, yet ends somewhat smooth and malty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (964) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Dense dark brown body with red highlights when held up against the light. Pale colored and medium sized head with decent carbonation. Little to no lace left on the glass. Sweet aroma and dominant malt taste with a hint of sourness. No hop bitterness whatsoever. A nice enhancement to the flavor is achieved with a small helping of spices appropriate for the season. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Very yummy indeed. This is my first taste of a bock, and Iíll be back for more. Iíll also try to sample more of the offerings of this brewery when I get around to Pittsburgh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Kind of a weak malt nose. A little sweetness. Looks a dark ruby color with a big frothy off-white color head. Tastes pretty good. A good blend of a few different malt taste with some tasty spices in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Semi-sweet, malty nose. Gets drying towards the finish. Overall weak, watery, and thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Sweet sugar and light caramel, some hops that keep it dry. Body is well carbonated and sweet, giving the illusion of a thick palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4442) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Off the beaten path. Pruney, somehow rubbery smell -- like pencil erasers or something. Bocky twang to the malty brew, some cocoa some raisins. Tinny, piney aftertaste gets clingy.

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