gerbache (8) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, sweet taste that is balanced out well. Not overly complex, but I like this one as a good, dependable beer. It’s been a favorite of mine since last year’s Knoxville Brewer’s Jam.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very little head and dingy amber..smells of fruit...tastes of grapefuit and oranges??...kick ass half gallon bottle was the better part of this beer
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a diminshing head. The aroma is overripe fruit especially banana. Hoppy on the front, stangely salty in the finish. An interesting beer, but not one I would want to drink a lot of. Has a sort of homebrew/stale keg vibe.
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear deep amber with a nice somewhat rocky, light tan head that
definitely holds its own. Rich medium malty nose. I love the smell of this beer.
Rich but not overpowering. Very complex. Extremely different flavor. I
can definitely detect the lager yeast. Almost full bodied. I haven’t had a Bock
of any kind in almost a year. I’m more of an Ale guy. What is very clear to me after tasting this beer is either Lagers run over the palate differently or this is a well aged beer before bottling, cause this brew is smooth and tasty. A bit different also is the aftertaste. Intriguing. I really like this beer. At $10.00
a six-pack its worth the buy if you know
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma:hops and malt
Appearance:red-amber with a small white head
Flavor:full of malt and a good bitterness.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pourfrom the bottle was excellent. Nice frothy head with an amber color. Lacing was good and had a lasting flavor to it.
millejt (4) - Mobile, Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice ale with a cloudy reddish amber color and a nice frothy pale colored head. Nice malty flavor with a slightly bitter after taste. Overall a very good bock beer.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This is a very good ale that pours a cloudy, ruby color. The nose is pleasant and fig-sweet/hoppy. The tastes are lightly of citrus and piney hops and the mothfeel is a cloudy graininess. If there are fruits in the palate they are figs or plumbs. The smooth, medium mouthfeel leaves a light to moderately bitter tail. This brew was hoppy enough that I thought it was a malty APA. Overall, this is a balanced and superb brew. Perhaps it is just a bit too sweet.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice red amber with a little whitish head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with a little bit of hoppiness. Flavor is nice and sweet and smooth with some nice subtle hop finish. Covers the 6.6% very nicely. Overall I thought this was a very good beer.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a deep amber color with a medium cream colored head. has a nice hop/malt aroma. smooth malty taste with a slightly roasty bitter finish.