Maakun (586) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden with almost no head. Light skunk, sweet malts, spices, bitter alcohol and green vegetables. Medium to full bodied. Meh, way too much alcohol.
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Austria. Pours amber with small white head. Sweet malty flavor. Sweet malty, caramel and spicy flavor. Alcohol finish. Not my favorite style.
Moravius (470) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flasche. - Goldgelb. - Typisches, wenig komplexes Bockbier mit schwerer Malzsüße und fuseligem Alkohol, aber mit (für ein untergäriges Bier) stark ausgeprägter Fruchtigkeit. Angemessen bitter im Abgang, aber keineswegs der „miraculous milestone of bockbeer-hopping“, den Michael Rudolf hier erkennt - da gibt es weitaus besser gehopfte, auch vielschichtigere Bockbiere. - Ein ordentlicher heller Doppelbock, aber keine Sensation. (Test: Sept. 2013)
exeter (302) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong slightly floral and slightly sweet aroma, kind of sticky sweet start, which quickly fades to a dry bitter finish, very warming brew, also a bit of a whiskey like character, lots of body and flavour.
AgentAle (680) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of caramel,liquorice and raison with some alcohol presence. Taste is a fruity mouth feel with some hints of belgian sugar. Finish has an alcohol bite but not as bad as you’d think. Clear light gold body with a thin pearl head.
bosta (116) - SLOVENIA - FEB 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.33l bottle. A clear orange color with a short-lived white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of cherry, apricot, candid fruit. Taste is similar candid fruit, melon and apricot and a lot of raw alcohol, especially in the aftertaste. Low carbonation and a bit oily mouthfeel. Not really my style of a beer.
Lore (1061) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
surprisingly pale golden colour, minimal white head, which disappears quickly and fully - in the light of the high ABV, it is acceptable; aroma of malts, apple, some peach, maybe hints of raisin as well, grass and alcoholic notes; in contrast with the aroma, the taste is quite one dimensional: malty sweetness and alcohol, and nothing else;this beer has a good potential to be a good beer, just the taste should be as complex as the aroma is.
ABT_S54 (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle served in Urbock 23 glass. Pours a medium straw colour with a small amount of white head and little carbonation. Sweet taste with a creamy mouthfeel. Tastes pretty much the ABV it is - very much a sipper - but I wouldn’t suggest a likeness to Cognac (I think that is an attempt at marketing). Hard to come by but will sample whenever possible. Quite enjoyable but very much in the shadow of the Samichlaus offering from the same brewery.
Buongiorgio00 (764) - - JAN 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Urbock, detta anche "la sventra-esofago". Non è male sentire la nota alcolica di una birra, ma questa birra E’ la sua nota alcolica, che ripaga la fiducia del palato e dell’esofago con sonore scudisciate. Le note dolci e caramellate tentano di inserirsi ma vengono brutalmente ricacciate indietro.
stantheman (652) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
An 11,2 oz bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. Now, this is different! The label lists it as a "pale double bock", and pale it surely is. It’s about the color of a pale lager, with a smidgeon of white head. Can’t pick up much on the nose, but as other members have noted, it tastes a bit like a sweet, not so hoppy barleywine. It occurred to me that this might be my first review of an Austrian beer. Weird in concept, but eminently drinkable. 3.4.