cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark copper, transparent, with a yellowish white head. The nose has hints of brown malt, loads of caramel, rather buttery caramel/toffee with a hint of grain underneath. The taste is much of the same but sweeter, buttery caramel and toffee cascade over the tongue as a fruity malt sweetness plays in back. The grain sits faintly underneath. The body is super creamy and lush, lighter carbonation but the body is actually rather airy itself.
ronaldtheriot (1220) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a hard beer to pin down. Saint Arnold Spring Bock has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a bubbly, clear, amber appearance. The aroma is a bit unusual with sweetness, syrup, stinging something, and a dough smell of some sort. Taste is likewise odd, with unsalted cracker, medium-roasted barley malt, bitterness, and lots of alcohol forward in the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium, and Saint Arnold Spring Bock finishes pretty crisp, dry, and refreshing. Even though it’s a weird beer, with slight ale body characteristics, I really am enjoying it, and I suggest you try it. RJT
Tabednar (139) - - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent seasonal that always seems too short lived. Strong taste with playful hops and a decent finish.
jhamp9 (1034) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark copper with a decent sized off white head that fades to a ring. Leaves good lacing. Aroma is malt and a hint of lemon. Taste is caramel, malt, and a really nice hit of bitterness up front. Pretty full body. Good beer.
SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark color, malty aroma, great seasonal. A little heavier than most St. Arnold beers.
dfinney23 (1640) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a pitcher at Porchswing Pub. Sweet caramel aroma with some citrus and floral notes. Taste is smooth and malty with light bitterness.
BeeRx (18) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great bock beer, one of my favorite bocks. The appearance is red with a hazy white head. The taste is malty goodness with just the right amount of citrus hops. It was smooth and a good drink to have after a long day of work. this pairs well with chicken, especially chicken wings!
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured up a light reddish-brown with a one-finger thick head that dissipated rather quickly and left minute lacing. Roasted malts, floral hops, light chocolaty-spicy notes up front with a bright hoppy finish. Medium bodied that finishes clean with no bitter aftertaste. A great brew to enjoy in the spring as well as throughout the year.
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Malt and grain aroma. Pours deep copper with white fleeting head. Taste is malts, cereal, and sleight counterpoint of hops. Flavorful and drinkable.
Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured translucent, fiery orange (lovely color) with an unfortunately short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up sweet honeyed notes, warm fruit, and a bready character with peppery and earthy accents.. clean and well-balanced. The flavor found honey, molasses, and bready notes at the core with dry white pepper and other related spices laced throughout.. very dry on the finish with a fine spicy warmth. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate.. tacky feel at times.. not a great feel, but it was a tasty, well-balanced brew.