WalterNoze (6) - Breezy Point, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bad water equals bad beer. Contaminated. Groundwater in New Ulm, MN farm country is toxic due to livestock and pesticide run-off and saturation to the water table in porous soil that has been abused for centuries. Check the demographic data on cancer.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grain, bread, dough, sour fruit, spice, hints of slight yeast, some trash. Taste was a mix of grain, sour fruit, bread, toast, some yeasty notes into a bit of earth, finishing slightly sweet. Something not working together well for me, but decent overall.
mjmoen (188) - - FEB 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear red color with khaki head. Well balanced with caramel and malty flavors. A tad on the sweet side
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice creamy bock with a hint of spice. Good winter style bock from Shell’s who make solid German beers here in MN.
TXBadger (2079) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice reddish brown color with off-white head. Roasted malts all over the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some caramel malt.
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Stouts Pub. Dark amber pour with a slight off white head. Malty nose. Big malty beer with just a hint of bitterness in the finish and slightly sweet.
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Winterfest. I don’t know how I have managed to go so many years without rating this. Medium sweet. Some flavor or caramel and tons of malt, with a sweet finish. I understand the recipe for this beer dates from the 1880s.
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, dark caramel brown with amber hues. Smooth roasted malt aroma. Tatse is malt driven, smooth and sweet but well balanced with hops. Very nice bock.
asedzie (735) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep ruby-brown with sizable light beige head. Nose is well-hopped - smooth and appealing herbal noble hops make an appearance, along with just a touch of citrus. Flavor is robust and full of caramely sugars and toastiness, but also well tempered by a degree of resinous herbal hops notes in the finish. Excellent stuff.
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent bock and very sessionable. Watery mouthfeel but with a substantial caramel and bready body.