Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 Reddish brown appearance. Slightly malty aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet and crisp. Fairly one dimensional. Palate is rather thin. Overall decent and much better than BMC swill. Good way to get swill drinkers to try a "dark" beer.
MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better on tap than from the bottle. A good standby when in Texas and all there is on tap is Coors Light and Bud. Lacking hops but very drinkable beer.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark brown coloring with a decent tan head. Aroma and flavor both dominated by malts, with little to no hop presence. I liked this one a lot better than I expected to, and I would drink it again. It's good, yet not overpowering.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear amber that is thin on the head. aroma is a slight chocolatey malt. flavor is malt with virtually no hoppiness to it.
gofor3 (3) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favority Bock beer. Best when from the tap. Can be a bit heavy with medium malt flavor. One of several fine Spoetzl brews.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark amber. Decent head. Mild malt flavor. OK, so it isn't the world's best bock. It is a good session beer, and a good introduction into the world beyond pale American lagers (I know-it was mine a couple of decades ago, when it was a bit harder to find).
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium amber to light red color. Mild fruity flavor and aroma. Not as great as was being passed around the bar.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This one poured a straight amber color with a decent sized head,, white and frothy in nature that made valiant attempts to lace the pint glass. The aroma is not attractive by any means. Stale malty and wheatiness, combined with a cardoboard wetness dominate...very filthy smelling. The taste is much of the same. Weak metallic and watery palate, some malts, but a dominating nastiness that almost has hints of old wheat and grains. Mouthfeel is watery and dry...little flavor or redeeming qualities to make this any more than an average domestic buy. Slight bittering dryness...eh...thats it.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 OK, they told me this was a local craft beer. What makes it a bock? Not a terrible American standard lager. One was more than enough. Did not bother to finish it. // Tried another and could not drink it. Swill.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wary but interested - $4.50 a six in a big display. Damp cardboard maltiness confirmed my suspicions - not that good, but worth the shot, anyway.