Stew41 (1805) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can se how this beer languishes in the 36th percentil at 2.92 as it does look like, at least at first glance, to be a souped up lager with a big dose of malt and alcohol. But, the sweet malt action is very well crafted and the slippery palate structure, not doubt helped in part through the alchol, is really quite attractive. The flavours almost stray in Belgian Ale territory with pongy candied malts. Nice.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle labeled Magalotti 1845 Bock. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Light malt aroma, slightly sweet. Very average.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The bottle I tried was labelled ’Magalotti 1845 Bock’. Poured clear golden with a quickly diminishing, little white head. Smelled like cooking lager with metallic and soapy overtones. Flavour fairly bland as well with grains and a bit of sweetness. Alcohol well hidden though. A bit of a letdown really.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bevuta come "Magalotti 1845 Bock", comperata all’Ipercoop di Genova (Bolzaneto); birra di scarsissimo impatto, tipicamente prepotente heller bock con piccante pronunciato e un bel po’ di metallo. Difficile da mandare giù, non terribile ma tranquillamente evitabile; c’è chi l’ha provata col gelato al limone per la disperazione.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in Kitzbuhl. A pretty nice brew that was good out of the bottle. A good darkness. A pretty good spicy twang to it. Well made and intreging.
obguthr (4597) - 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 (14447) - 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 (8726) - 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 (9302) - 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.