batneil (211) - - JUN 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had good memories of this beer, but after coming back to it recently I was disappointed. Too fizzy, not enough flavour.
scarletfire65 (827) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Dark amber. The aroma is almost non existent. Clean, bland, watery flavor. Slightly malty. Over carbonated with a strange fizzy feel. Pass on this one.
Theydon_Bois (5316) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aware of how common this one is, and have seen it and ignored it before on voyages stateside, what better way to finally tick it off than at an airport bar in Texas, having eliminated all other winners !?!
Tap at Buffalo Wild Wings, Houston Hobby, 22/05/13.
Dark chestnut brown with a medium sized beige head that retains well - this is about as good as this beer gets !
Nose is very thin, dark fruit, malt, a hint of toffee.
Taste carries a little more depth and comprises toffee, dark malt, dark fruits, light spice.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Kind of panned out as Iíd expected, muted flavours, sub par fayre but Iíd take this over the ubiquitous airport macro swill no problems.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark Copper, Small Head, Almost No Lacing. Light hops and malt. Seems too fizzy, over carbonated, kinda hard to drink. Slightly more taste than macro but not much better. Pass it.
njager246 (217) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In a bottle... thanks nick... no aroma really.. light copper... a smooth malty flavor... not bad
camborne (566) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok nose. Lots of yeast and malt. Not terrible but not going to win any of awards either. Summer beer at the cabin
xireon (1) - - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (69) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 A beer that offers excellent taste and drinkability, yet is more enjoyable when savored rather then sessioned. Great appearance, weaker aroma. Full bodied taste without excessive maltiness, clean finish. Mild hoppiness comes through every now and again, but not consistently present in taste. Very smooth and surprisingly drinkable. Iíll admit that despite the name itís not quite a Bock, but it strikes me as a unique Amberbock/amber lager crossover that only makes this beer more distinct!---Rated via Beer Buddy
rg1122 (15) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The stars are bright.... this beer is average....
stevoj (1337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Disappointed after hearing a lot about this beer. And itís classified as a Vienna, and not a bock. Pours medium brown with immediate head that fades to nothing. Aroma is extremely light, cola, malt, brown bread. Taste is also light (and mouthfeel watery), tastes like a watered down Newcastle. Not impressed.