mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice honey bock. Strong honey aroma, even stronger honey flavor. A very smooth beer, with a stunning brownish-hued gold color.
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
<i>Draught at the brewpub, Doppelbock with honey</i>
Dark brown color; compact head; it’s nicely served in a wine glass. Pleasant aroma, of honey and alcohol; very light smoke. Good body strength, malt flavor, quite sweet, caramel, chestnut honey. Strong ending bitterness. The alcohol warms the mouth. The only negative points: too cold, and a bit metallic mouthfeel in the end. Very good.
weark (540) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge- Cleare brown color with creamy beige foam - caramel malt and honey aroma - Sweet, wood, caramel malt and HONEY flavor - medium body, fizzy carbonation, sweet honey finish - Not huge fan of honey beer but it’s a very pleasant discovery, I really like it
Ratman197 (12160) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear brown withj a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, yeast and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
slowrunner77 (8399) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"A pleasant addition to our tasting from a buddy’s beerpulse rare beer club membership. Heavy for a bock, kinda light for a doppel. Love the honey in the aroma. While the flavor is pleasant as well, it’s pretty simple and not quite as complex as the aroma would have you believe. Solid."
eduardovl (1192) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle server in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a very dark amber almost brown color forming a big bubbled beige head. Good retention and lots of soapy lacings left in the glass. A persistent thin layer remains on the top for long time
S: Strong honey, fact. Strong notes of grapes too. Very fruity to a Bock beer to be honest. Also quite malty. Notes of caramel. Flowery in the end
T: Quite malty in the month. Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and honey. Notes of grapes. A bit metallic. A bit of bubblegum. Slightly sour. Good but light hoppy bitterness
M: Medium bodied and carbonation.
O: Good drinkability. Another nice brew from Birrificio Ticinese.
[ BA Review @ 6/2/2013 ]
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brownish red, clear. Some white head.
Aroma: Dark sweet malt and fruit. Some honey.
Taste: Nice dark malt, sweet. Bit of honey. Some bitterness. Very nice.
Info: 750ml bottle, 8/12-2009
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl from Manor Marin (CH). Ale dark brown, creamy and beige foam. Scents of fruity malt and honey. Taste like, well balanced, sweetness of honey, chestnut note, average body, a feeling of alcohol and ideal bitterness. Pleasant and successfull.
zebra (1432) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the honey aroma comes at you as soon as you open the bottle. weird that it says "ale" on the label. i thought bocks were lagers.
JDBaker11058 (1696) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: deep, dark, clear ruby, with a white, bubbly head that lingers aggressively. Aroma: lots of honey, dark grains, chestnuts, brown bread, caramel, cardboard, leather, and a hint of dark fruit. Taste: bock-like malts, with honey, and a hard-to-describe rustic bread note, with honey and a surprising amount of fruit as it warms (peaches, cherries, even citrus); lots of sweet-roasted nuts also. Finish: smooth, slightly crisp, and a little sweet. Notes: The flavor and aroma had a very hard to characterize note of somehow extremely rustic grain, almost like a very rough whole-grain bread. Didn’t particularly love that, but this was a very interesting beer nonetheless. I also wouldn’t really categorize it as a doppelbock, because it’s very different than any doppel I’ve ever hard. More like a rustic farmhouse lager-bock. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.