PorterPounder (5709) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin, Tx. Pours an orangeish light copper with a thin, but long lasting off-white head with a fair bit of lacing. Aroma is pretty nondescript - a bit of caramel perhaps, but not very obvious. Flavor has some chocolate notes, cherries, a bit of caramel and some alcohol. Palate is fairly smooth. Nothing to really get excited about, but falrly solid and dependable.
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very light bodied interperetation of the style. But after all it isn’t meant to be an American version of the classic German-style Dopple. Well balanced, with a smooth syrupy start and a brief flash of sweet hoppiness in the finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 A little on the light side, but drinkable. A slight malty sweetness hides in the background and makes funny noises, but it never makes a spectacle. Shame. Not bad, though. Coulda used a little more hops bite to go with what little malt there was, but it was not to be. Maybe next year.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, hmmm. Can’t think of much great to say about this one. Dark. foamy head. Smells like a really thin bock. This beer lacks most bock characterisitcs. It is sweet, like a bock, but not malty sweet, just sweet. Fly is right. Hop presence isn’t in your face but not really present at all. It is thin, not like a bock. and I didn’t really enjoy it.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - APR 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was interesting. In St. Arnold fashion, their beers maintain a consistency I have not seen in most brewers. All their beers have a very distinct flavor, and this is no different. If you need a mental pictures, Spring Bock is like a black and tan, but instead it is a ST Arny Amber and a Shiner Bock. It is flavorful and refreshing, although not totally unique. Still, it is a good brew for pre summer festivities
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can't get excited about this. Sweet, but not in a rich malty way. Maybe not corn, but nothing special. I keep hoping that this brewery will produce a beer that I can love.Has yet to happen. So so.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yummy Spring seasonal. Great caramel, malty nose. Head disapates fast. Flavors of roasted caramel, and toasty malt. A bit thin but still yummy..
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good aroma. Sweet flowery flavor great for a spring afternoon. Appearance is nothing special.
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Copper coloured.Sweet and intensely malty. with soft mouthfeel. Flowery bitter finish. Saint Arnold keeps impressing with theit malt profile!
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok...but not great. I'm not too impessed, but not quite as watery as some of their other stuff. Very bland, but drinkable.