pivnizub (8385) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Copper coloured, quite firm mid-sized head; fruity (raisins?), sweet alcoholic nose with a trace of toasted bread; sweetish-alcoholic flavour, medium-bodied; slightly alcoholic, warming finish, sweetish finish finish with a very small amount of bitterness. Rather monotonous Bock - not bad but boring.......
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 (bottle - 12 oz) Golden in color with a very thin amount of tan head. Aroma is full of cherries, prunes, plums, raisins, and caramel malts. Flavor is rich and malty as well. Some notes of brandy and cherries begin the flavor, the caramel malts take over, and the finish is fruity and slightly vegetabley. An interesting bock to say the very least.
bierkoning (9582) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from MoritzF, with my thanks. Pinkish golden color. Malty flowery aroma, with a touch of cherry brandy. Malty flavor at first, but that is tackled by some burning alcohol. Thin to medium bodied. Touches of brandy and blossom water. Pleasant, but not optimally balanced.
Odyn (265) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2006
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I am not one that really appreciates this style of beer, so my ratings are going to be fairly low. I really liked the color of this and the aroma was okay. The flavor was a little too strong and weighty for my liking. Though I do like most full flavored beer, after drinking one of these I really did not want another.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear amber colour with a mid-sized frothy off-white head. Shy and slightly sweet malty and bready aroma with a touch of herbal hops and raspberries. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied, almost lively carbonated. Sweet malty start, toasty, bready and slightly flowery; not very round but also not unpleasant sharp finish, which is fizzy and hop bitter with a warming sweet malty aftertaste.
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 06/2006)
Copper brown, small off-white head. Lemony hoppy, a bit malty nose. Malty, bitter, grassy hoppy with alcoholic finish. Alcoholic bock with quite good malt profile.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge yellow-amber head; yellow-amber beer with, indeed a pale pink shine; very well carbonated. Slight bready nose, also something vaguely acidic. It’s probably the name suggesting, but I’m thinking of rosehips. Sweet, bready taste with a slight retronasal flavour of roasted bread with a disturbing flavour of mint, shortlived. Only medium bodied, fleeting alcohol impression; slick, but not cloying. Unlike the Doppelbock from Schmucker, rather uninteresting beer. Just a fancy name that lured me.
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber coloured with a huge off white head.
Acidic aroma of wine and fruits with notes of bread.
Nice sweet flavour of malts and bread with acidic notes of wine.
Warming alcoholic finish.
jonas (5276) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty amber with a low creamy, offwhite head.
Fruity and wooden notes, malty sweet, alcoholic, sweet finish.
Sticky mouthfeel, medium to full body.
Geiserich (2925) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light sourly, malty sweet aroma. Nice rose color, light yellow head, medium lace. Malty fruity flavor. Astringent, light bitter finish. O.k. but unbalanced.