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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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An authentic, German-style Bock, celebrating the coming of spring. This strong, deeply flavored lager has been aged to create a smooth, malty taste with a hint of sweetness. A light addition of German hops balances the malt flavor. Saint Arnold Spring Bock is best consumed at 40° Fahrenheit.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle. Gold orange color, small fizzy off white head. Grain and grass aromas with a DMS tinge. Woody nose, somewhat sweet malt flavors to follow. Husky astringency joins a muted hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is slick but not smooth, with a chemical roughness from DMS.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2005
Nice caramel amber hue with a initial good fixxy off-white head but little lace and fades to almost nothing. The aroma has notes of biscuity and carmelized malts, vegetables and grainy, a bit of fresh wood as well and hints of phenolic tones. The taste starts with a straight forward sweet malt overtone and finishes with a okay hint of bitters and that woodiness detected on the nose. The feel is just average but the finish has a touch of snap which helps. In the end, this is a forgettable beer, but all things considered, not too shabby for Texas. Thanks Kevin for the bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
Bottle. Amber with no head. Nose is sweet and caramel like. Taste, in one word, is "husky". Reminds me of the way barn floors smell. Not always a bad thing. Other flavors are roasted malts, smoke, caramel, lots of crystal. Not too shabby, but I wouldn’t drink it everyday.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - APR 5, 2005
pours a dark light brown. minimal head that doesn’t stay around. doughy caramel malt aroma that is a bit woody, like mesquite chips but more mellow.light brown sugar and sherry in the first taste. smooth at first, but with some bite at the end, i guess thats the alcohol coming through. something that reminds me of biting into a popsicle stick after the popsicle was good, the sweetness is still there, but there is a woody bitterness. not a bad beer, i will not have a problem finishing the six pack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Pour is light brownish with a thin off white head...smell is sweet and malty...biscuits...taste is much sweeter than last year...chewy maltiness all the way through...thick sour aftertaste...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (5004) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Pickly chocolate aroma. Super fruity and sweet. Very little bittering -- woody bitter what’s there. This was just a chore to try to drink. Doughy, parched malt, like a storng oktoberfest that lost it’s way. Abv pushes to the front. Didn’t finish it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Draft at Dog & Duck, Austin. Medium light brown color, like a dark amber ale. Nice festive Marzen-like aroma with maple and oak notes. Buttery flavor, like an infection but different, rather a fresh butter and cream flavor. Ultimately disappointing, though I was impressed with the smooth cream-ale qualities it had.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Light malty sweet aroma - somewhat faint. Nice copper color, short head, little to no lacing. Taste is sweet malts - sugary - mildly hoppy at the back of the tongue, then sweet again in the finish. Body is fizzy and could be thicker. Thanks fly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Thanks to TChrome for this. Pours deep copper (not ruby) with smallish white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, candi sugar. Tastes malty, with some hops, floral esters, nuts, cognac, and light fruit at the finish. Dry finish, and medium palate. Very good. I love maibocks, and this is my first of 2005. Let the good times (and the good maibocks) roll!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours very pale amber color with a slowly dissipating off white head. Aroma is a bit on the simplistic style, being almost entirely sweet malt and caramel. Flavor is easy going a bit overly sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel is underwhelming. Needs improvement.


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