ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light pale golden with a large creamy white head...what? Ah, ein Helles Bock. That explains it. :-P Aroma is pale malts, red berries and hints of marzipan. Taste is heavy marzipan tones, sweet pale malts, hints of red berries in the back. So strange. Full body, medium carbonation, slick palate. Strange, and more like a malt liquor or something in that direction than what I would normally associate with a bock, in any case. Not too shabby, though.
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Rozmanitost, Prague. Pours clear golden with a egg white head. Grain, hay and a whiff of alcohol. Medium bodied. Smooth.
kevnic2008 (7895) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold color, with a full body under medium head with rich hop flavor as well. This beer is a drinkable.
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a small white head. Grainy malt aroma with a touch of herbal hops. Sweetish malty flavour with some grain and some alcohol
motelpogo (6523) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of mowbeer and pivni rozmanitost. Rich golden with a white sliver of a head; aroma is sweet and syrupy with hints of tropical fruit; loads of muesli character in there - sultanas, dried pear, oat and even a yoghurt tang.
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Aufsturz, Berlin. Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head. Quite sweet with some dryness. Aromas of caramel malts and hints of toffee and almonds.
EithCubes (4840) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle by 27.07.2012. Nose of heavy caramel with toffee, brown sugar, ripe grape and fruit. A clear golden body with an orange tinge, supporting a rocky eggshell head. Taste is semi-sweet with a good burst of initial bitterness, nice pale/pils malt with a caramel edge and really good Doppelbock/Quad fruit notes; lingers on dark toffee more than grape and there’s actually a nice, if slightly grungy, yeast contribution (not common from this mark, in my experience). Medium-full body. Enjoyed this one.
culchiem (2488) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Aufsturz. Medium gold, malt, sweet, quite alcoholic, a little disappointing
Leighton (10780) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the hotel in Berlin. Pours clear, light yellow with a fine, white foam head. Sweet and bready aroma. Very sweet flavor, heavy bread, sugar, light fruits, light alcohol. Full in body with light to average carbonation. Very faint warming finish, syrupy and doughy sugars, yeah more bread, too. A pretty one-dimensional strong bock, though thankfully the booze isn’t too invasive.
matt7215 (2169) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle shared by jsprime. clear yellow with a white head. cereal grain and touch of alcohol nose. simple clean straight forward high gravity pale bock. highly enjoyable.