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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We felt that lagers are being left out of the new revolution, so try this one! This spring, break out a bottle or three on that first sunny warm spring day when you get that itch. Make sure to grill some bratwurst and heck throw on some sauerkraut for good measure. Use a good fresh Portuguese roll and warm it on the grill as well. Serve with a green tomato pickle and wedges of goat cheese. The lager should be chilled in the snow of course!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
22 oz bottle. Deep amber-golden beer, thin white head. Soft sweet malty aroma. Pale straw-like crackery sweetness. A very European strong lager-like malt sweetness. Flavour is lightly floral and herbal. Fairly prominent bitterness with a lingering herbal/floral flavour. Okay, but not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of caramel malts, floral and fruity hops, herbs, vegetables, and a little cardboard. Poured orange in color with a large, creamy, beige head that lasted throughout. Good lacing. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor of caramel malts, toasting, chocolate, bread, wood, and hazelnut. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Toasted malt finish. Uninspired.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin beige head. Aroma of hops, malt and mild vegetables. Flavor of spicy hops, malt and mild vegetables, there’s bitterness in the end. The body is medium with a creamy texture and lively carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle shared at Madness. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, grains and must. Medium bodied with hardly any carbonation and a slightly dry finish. As bad as the aroma was it was a step up from the flavor. Well without bad beer how could one truely enjoy a good one?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
22oz bottle. Poured a medium amberish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, earthy, and some grains.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Richmond "industry" gathering. Hoppy aroma of earth and floral notes. Caramel malt flavors and an intensely bitter floral hop note in the flavor that strays way outside of a typical bock. Nice, different, but I rather enjoyed it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
Cloudy caramel bock topped by a fading light beige head. Vegetal, honeyed and kinda toasty nose. Very bready and almost wheaty in mouth. Rather strong bitterness, quite flowery, sandy, long dry and ridiculously mineral finish. Biting, strong carbonation, medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 In short: Chaotic but drinkable mess of some kind
How: Mtl-crew beer-and-spagatt tasting. Bottle, young.
The look: cloudy brown body with a short-lived tan head.
In long: Kind of weird aroma, hard to describe, I’d say vegetables-cake if such a think existed. Taste is somewhat spicy with something that reminds me of nutmeg, various herbs, cinnamon, others. Again hard to describe. Rather sweet beer with a roasted brown sugar taste. Grainy malts. Weird unexpected dry bitterness that just adds to this mess. Chaotic from A to Z but rather drinkable in a weird way. Certainly not classy but certainly not boring either. Given its low ratings I feared a true Bock from Hell, it is not although it is far from heavenly. Rock Art Purgatory’s Bock.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This spicy and sweet Dunkler Bock propels bready caramel maltiness onto the potent peppery and leafy hop flavors and bitterness. Unusual for the style, and rather incohesive, this big lager remains drinkable for its size.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the pale brown.
-The nose is rather upsetting, not offering much in the way of clean maltiness.
-The finishing hop bitterness is out of proportion for the style, and does not have enough malt sweetness to be pleasant.
-Alcohol is well concealed, increasing drinkability.

Bottle.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Separatix (16) - CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
Caractéristiques très semblables à la Riddle ? de la même brasserie. Amertume grossière et malt gras. Est-ce que des bières "extreme" doivent forcément déséquilibrées ?


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