Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a bock, this beer is fairly thin. It’s a good flavor, but it needs something -- either more carbonation or just a heavier body. Overall a good beer, especially for the price (assuming it’s domestic to you.)
Frank (3841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 Well, thanks to my secret santa I can finally take this off my beer list... I don’t know why, I just have a thing for cheap regionals and this one always had a certain mystique to it. First thing’s first, this isn’t a bock or anything close. Too low in alcohol and without that heavy munich malt sweetness. It’s very brown in color but not really dark with just a small ring of foam on top. Nose is mild with a bit of toasty malt character. Light in flavor but there’s still enough malt depth to keep me somewhat interested. Light bodied with slightly fizzy carbonation but very easy drinking. A slight tart tang in the finish rounds things out. I can see why this would be popular regionally. It’s head and shoulders above BMC swill.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear medium brownish amber with a medium frothy off white head. Aroma of toast, caramel, herbs, and apricot with a hint of lemon. Medium watery body with lively carbonation. Flavor of toast, caramel, herbs and a hint of spice with a lemon twang in the finish. Very drinkable but nothing special. Not bad.
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a brown color with thin head. Weak malt aroma. The malt tastes very sweet n’ sour... not at all what I’d want from a bock. It’s better than pure swill, but only by a little.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok beer, nice color, nice that it is not made by a juggernaught brewery poised on world domination like miller, or busch. I just dont like this beer as much as my friends do. The taste is too much like a weird version of newcastle brown, with a mettalic overtone. But like I said, I’ll buy it over something from the big brewers.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too bad. When in Texas, no reason not to support this stuff vs. the mainstream beers. Kind of an amber like beer witha little bit of flavor. Not great, but drinkable.
zack (2) - USA - NOV 27, 2004 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable. Basic beer flavor. Cola-like head. Dark amber-colored beer that tastes like light beer on steroids, with a bit more acidity and aftertaste. Nothing special here. Good beer for the price though.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Ruby amber color with a tiny off-white head that quickly fades. Aroma: oxidation, grains, light caramel, metal, corn, cardboard. Taste: Grain, corn, metal, oxidized, some caramel hidden in there. Very watery and light. I tell myself I only tried this beer because I had to buy a 6 pack of it for trade.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice pour, nice color, decent head. Aroma is grainy/malty, minimal hops present. Thin on the palate, flavor is metallic grains. Bland is the name of the game here. Short aftertaste. I think this could be a decent "gateway" for introducing someone to more flavorful and exotic brews.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 15, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours lite amber with a fizzy head. Aroma is of oxidation, diacetyl, and faint caramel. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Taste is bland with some really bad oxidation. Despite all this, what really makes this beer bad is the arrogance of the brewery. Calling this a bock is like calling Gennesee cream ale a barleywine. The two have nothing to fucking do with eachother. A bock is rich and spicy. A bock has over 6% abv and this falls short. A bock is supposed to be liquid bread; this is liquid shit. Shame on the brewery and shame on me for trying it.