Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery brown color, very small, light brown. Never had a Bock before. I was expecting something a little more flavorful. But I also didn’t realize this beer was a Bock. I need to taste more bock beers before I can judge this one accurately. It was certainly a balanced taste. A solid beer.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange ruby body oozing a bit of sweet caramel nosetaste. Body is graciously unsticky considering both the style and the rich caramel and amber malts riding these bones. Clean finish, clean session-able brew. Tastes like a really good homebrew amber ale. Well done.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber color. pours a small head which diminishes quickly. malty aroma. Lacking any hops, mine was kind of flat. I’m wondering if I got a hold of a bad bottle.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
35.5 cl bottle. Served in Nørrebro Bryghus IPA glass. Clear copper color. Moderate, off-white head. Delicious aroma w/ citrusy hops, sweetish malt, and fine balance. The flavor is solidly, caramely malty, fruity, and w/ a firm, bitter citrusy-fresh hoppy finish. Beautifully balanced. Extremely good drinkability. A delicious, tasty, well-balanced ale.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice, full bodied ale with a smooth taste. Good appearance and head. The taste and appearance combined with the unique name make this a very appealing beer.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy; thin, copper coloring. Small, 1/8" stiff, off-white yet creamy head. Smells like a maibock - sweet, crisp and malty. Smooth, vanilla oak taste. Ginger-malt juxtaposition. Creamy head floats perfectly on top for most of the way down, creeping its way into the mouth with each sip. Has a red ale / Irish ale attitude at times. What alcohol there is in this beer makes itself known. Too smooth and mellow for my favorites list, but a good beer to have when you get home from work on a Friday.
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Redish amber, almost no head.
Malty and a bit fenolic; full bodied.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty sweetness and a slight citrus note, the aroma was kind of thin. The beer poured a brownish orange color w/ golden red highlights; medium lasting head and lacing. The flavor was malty w/ slight citrus, pine and light fruit esters. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Smell is kind of fruity and definite malt character. Taste comes across as a bock should, fruitiness from the malts, accompanied by some funky fungal flavors. NIce deep brown, though minimal head. A pleasurable session lager.
lamas (1532) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dull red with medium-sized fluffy light-tan head. Aroma is fruity and nicely balanced of hops and malts. Taste is more on the malty side. There are some initial spices and sweet malts that give way to a bland icky bitterness. Medium bodied. Some hints of caramel in the nose and in taste. Nothing too special at all. Pretty blah.