obguthr (3782) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2009
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Grain and lemon grass aroma. Clear yellow with a thick lacing white head. Cloying with noticeable alcohol. Sweet grass finish. The alcohol is distracting and disruptful. Not at all up my alley, but to date, nothing from this brewer has been.
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7.1%. Weak malt aroma. Clear golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is nicely malty, slightly sweet. Good alcohol level. Very clean.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a short blonde foamy head. Sweet pale malty aroma with notes of biscuits and herbal, minimal grassy hops. Moderately sweet flavour, full bodied with a medium carbonation. Solid pale malty, biscuity base with light herbal accents, leading into a sweet and slightly bitter hearty malty finish with light herbal and grassy hoppy notes. Not a very complex but likeable pale Bock (04.II.09).
pivnizub (8805) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear, golden, small lacy white head; moderate sweetish-grainy, a bit bisquity nose plus alcoholic touch; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; bisquity flavours in the solid sweet-bitter finish. Quite a pleasant Bock.........
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ace. Pours a well carbonated gold, nice persistent off-white head. Not much to speak of in the nose: a little bread, hint of yeast? Flavor is full and malty up front, it coats the lips, but ends well balanced. This is pretty delicious, and hides the 7% well.
larsga (6185) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big coarse offwhite head does not last. Yellow body with carbonation. Malty grassy peppery hop aroma with notes of straw and rye. Sweet malty earthy grassy taste with oily notes and buttery traces. Very strong and clean taste. Harmonic. Full, almost oily mouthfeel. Faint alcoholic taste. Dry grassy herbal aftertaste with apple notes. Leaves sticky sugar on lips. Very nice. A clasy beer. (0.5l bottle at dahoam im bruderhof, Salzburg.)
bhensonb (10977) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml? bottle. LIghtly fruity, slightly bready aromas with some yeast or citrus backing. LIght amber color with a decent white head. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is crisp, malty, lightly fruity, and slightly hoppy. It’s a bit more complex than many Euro lagers. Quite fresh and tasty. Finishes with a mixture of herb and oak notes. This is really good beer. Hop tends to build in the mouth as sipping extends.
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Smokeless Joe 330 ml ?
Appearance: Golden amber with rocky top , neat lace produced.4-
Nose :Clean woody hints with golden malts as well touch of alcohol.7+
Flavor/Palate : Bready , malty brew with muted well covered alcohol side. Sweet malty brew . Not as clean s aroma promised . Decent example.
nuplastikk (4350) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Golden-yellow color, more or less transparent. The aroma is fresh and sweet. The taste is sweet and malty as well, displaying a lot of classic bock qualities, but with a stronger hop backbone than most Heller-Bocks. Big and rich, with a slightly pungent sweetness that melds quite well with the alcohol and yeasty flavors. A great beer.
Braudog (5651) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Bright golden with half of the volume being absorbed by a solid white foam top, yet it’s silently still. The aroma is super sweet and the mouthfeel is slippery and smooth. This has a musty bite with a starchy, airy bite, reminding me of some cheap American macrolagers like Old Milwaukee or something. Quite an odd impression for me to get, huh. I’d still love this with a big ol’ greasy bratwurst. (#3266, 1/3/2008)