Oakes (15457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vibrant, hazy copper-amber colour. Earthy, caramelly aroma with faint woody notes. Rich, chewy, toffeeish character. Full body. Smooth malts, toasty and earthy. The cleanliness of rogue’s yeast makes a credible "bock" possible.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, creamy, bubbly offwhite head with excellent lacing. Rich amber body (dark honey). Head dies down and looks like cream of wheat. Slight carbonation in the appearance. Wheaty, yeasty, heavy sweet aroma. Kinda breadish. Floral and grass hops dominate the flavor. Some caramel malts and some mild burnt malts hide under the hoppiness. Palate is mid-grade. The flavor has 2 parts. A mild initial taste then a strong finish.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now this is a good brew that is nice and easy to swig. I also find that most non-beer-geeks can handle this one, which is nice. This one has a good strong honey taste with a little kick of hops to balance things out. Worth a try!
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 Pours red/amber with a medium white head and light lacing. Slight bitter "classic bock" smell, with a sweet undertone to it. Tastes slightly bitter with a sweet undertone. Aftertaste is quite nice. Decent beer. Gets old though.
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - MAR 29, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good any time drinkable beer. Goes well with whatever your doing, whether your having a meal with friends, playing frisbee or just chilling in front of the tube.
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this first time on tap on the bay in Seattle. Pretty good beer; fairly hoppy. I’m rating it now after buyin a liter.
Yuhasz (23) - USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was a little bitter than I expected. A little malty favor as well. Still better than your average beer.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice hazy copper with a soft, cream head. Little aroma that does hint at banana, but very light. I really don’t detect any hops, as the bready malts really control the flavor. Mild, sweet and consistent all the way through.
zeprck (24) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had heard it was great, was merely pretty good. A little more bitter than I had hoped for, especially after a couple. All things said, I would buy it again.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper color w/ a nice large bubled off white head that laced fairly well. Smell is smooth and enticing, a bit of a carmel malty w/ some hop (is this a mai bach?) Palate is nicely carbonated and smooth, not overly creamy though. flavor is a plain malt, not the carmel sweet I smelled, a bit of an oddly flavored hop that I haven’t decided if I liked or not yet. Overall a decennt beer w/ a good flavor.