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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our delicious bock lager was brewed with lots of rich, sweet caramel malts and delicately balanced with the finest Bavarian Hallertau hops. For all holiday occasions, drink up the good life!

This holiday bock will be available in some of your favorite restaurants and in specially packaged 22 oz. bottles in stores in time for the holidays (limited to 200 cases). We will have a limited number of hand bottles 750 ml bottles specially packaged for the holidays This bottle will be limited to 142 hand numbered bottles available at the brewery only.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2011
22oz bottle from HuskyinPDX. Pours deep, clear copper with a creamy beige head that shows excellent retention and lots of lacing. Aroma is crisp bready malts, vanilla and roasted coffee beans. Also plenty of earthy notes, chocolate and light spices. Taste starts with some hop bitterness and earthy, caramel malts. The finish is bitter and highly roasted. Creamy vanilla and some mocha notes. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth but with a hefty earthy bitterness throughout. This is a really tasty bock with a lot going on. More complex than most bocks but probably sacrifices a bit of drinkability.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4161) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2011
22 oz 2009 bomber from the Shop Rite Liquors in Freehold "enjoyed" in February of 2011. Poured an ugly muddy slight reddish/brown body underneath a large foamy light beige head. Aroma had some notes of dirty earth, bad chocoalte, grass, green vegtables, chalk and a touch of vomit. Body is thin to perhaps medium with still noticable carbonation and a chalky finish that allows the shitty flavor to linger far to long. Flavors of bad chocolate, bad pudding, rotting grass, hint of bad orange pulp, cold vegtable soup. Blah...man ticking ain’t easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2404) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
2007 Edition poured into a pint glass sampled 5/16/2008. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a rocky off white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is all malt. I pick up a bready caramely sweet aroma. The taste follows the smell. Mouthfeel certainly is creamy and smooth. Body seemed a bit thin to me. Not a bad brew. I don’t think I would seek it out again, but definitely drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2420) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Pours cream, three-finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy brown/amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose - hints of spice and malt, flavor is same - spicy malts. 2010 release, $5.50 for a 22oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2010
(22 oz. bottle (2010) from Bootleggers) Pours clear dark tea brown with a few fingers of tan head. Aroma of tea, brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, light-medium heft. Big, droopy rings of lacing. Flavor of chocolate-brown sugar-vanilla maltiness with some nuttiness like a brown ale. Not bad but some off-note sourness detracts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Light tan with a pretty sizable white head. Some nuttiness on the aroma, but also doughy. Medium body with a balanced, tending towards sweet but balanced finish. As the bottle suggests, try this with a nice (VT) cheese.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. 2010. Brown with beige head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, grass, vanilla, spice. Flavors of toffee, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, licorice, leather, spice. Balanced finish, slightly sweet. Medium-full body with round mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2382) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2009 Vintage. Very large head of fine bubbles and very good carbonation. Weak malt aroma with a bit of spice. Color is a deep mahagony brown. Dry and malty flavor with more spices and a bit of smoked grains. Very easy drinking and a very mild alcohol presence. An ok holiday brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4812) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2010
2009 Release: Hazy copper/bronze coloured body with a thinnish tan head, ruby tint and a nice bit of small bubbles coming from the sides of the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, pit fruits, raisins and some major toffee. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive malty and toffee taste at first with some nuts, alcohol and a bitter tobacco finish. Aftertaste shows a lot of character, with the malt coming through most, followed by some alcohol and a touch of raisins. Overall, a decent beer - perhaps a bit too nutty and malty, but not a bad beer. Good for a holiday beer - different than most, so that’s very welcome. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 14-March-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 04-April-2010.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1317) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Aroma is toffee and brown sugar. Mild and malty. Appears dark, milky, ruby brown. Head shrinks but some nice lace. The flavor is lots of malt. Coffee but also oatmeal. Malt dominates. Sweet with a bitter finish. Hint of grapes and dates/raisins. Gritty feel; a tad oatmealish. Verymuch a sweet, sugary bock. Pretty good.


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