Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is pretty good. I get a ton of malt, mainly toffee and some bready malts. Just what I expect in a bock. The flavor is more of the same. There is a nice caramel and toffee backbone to the flavor. The alcohol is not noticeable. There is some slight hop flavor, but the beer is pretty sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice bock.
Sammer (964) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper colored pour from bottle with a thin head. Aroma is caramel and grains. Taste is nuts, citrus, pine and leaves. Smooth finish. Very decent.
DerHopKopf (46) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with a fizzy white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is pleasant- sweet honey with hints of bitter citrus- possibly grapefruit- but is overall weak and doesn’t jump out at you. Taste is mostly sweet with a touch of bitter. I noticed a hint of sour near the finish that sticks with you. Palate is light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall a nice session beer for those who want a little more depth than the typical mass produced brews
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle from blutt59, sampled 4/10/10). Clear amber color. Small off white head. Moderate caramel aroma. Moderate caramel and bready malt flavor. Avg duration. Light alcohol finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: snifter. clear, deep amber, tons of burnt orange. off-white head, with a mild retention rate. good lacing.
S: rich malts, no big hop characteristics. sweet malts kind of remind me of a barleywine.
T: wow! nice deep, rich flavors. mild hop flavors but very well-balanced. tons of honey and slightly roasted malts, very rich.
M: very smooth, buttery, with a nice carbonation level. nice aftertaste, mostly honey.
D: very drinkable, one of the better bocks I have had. great for early spring.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First off, once again i’m biased about these guys, i like em’ and what they are doing in Texas. Had this at a BBQ and found it very easy to drink, amlost too easy. I was not a fan of the damination of the caramely malty notes, kind of over-powered the beer. Good beer, but not one of the better ones from these guys.
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance - This beer poured a nice honey golden color with a nice fluffy off white head.
Smell - Huge hoppy floral aroma with a sweet malty caramel smell.
Taste - Very sweet beer. Almost too sweet. It had a caramel sweetness weakly balanced with a citrus hoppiness.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with medium carbonation
Overall- Not a bad beer. I’m not a big Bock fan to begin with but I couldn’t penalize it because of my personal tastes. Too me it was just a bit too sweet and not balanced well between the hops and malts.
jdskinns (170) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with an almost non existent white head. Smell is crisp and light with a slight hop presence. Some bubblegum sweetness as well. Taste is a little sour and skunky. Palate is pretty thin and watery with a lot of carbonation.
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Trade from crajun - thanks! Brownish orange, thin white head. Nice but faint aroma of toast and some mild sweet smells. Oddly sweet at first, kind like an oatmeal cookie, then a dry, crisp finish.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a really thick foamy head. Flavor is deeply sweet with spices. Finish is slightly bitter with plenty of malt flavor. For Texas, a much more flavorful bock than Shiner’s offering.