Gachupines (1074) - USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, vaguely reminiscent of white wine. Flavor is a bit sweet with a robust malt presence. A tiny bit of bitterness in the finish. There’s a hint of rye bread in the aftertaste.
VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can 0.355l at home. Enjoyed straright from the can. Aromas and flavours: Harshness, caramel, nuts, some fruits, chocolate, sweetness and malts.
ACHops (960) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can served in a pint glass. Pours darkish amber with medium slightly creamy white head. Aroma is boozy sweet caramel malt, with a decidedly crisp herbal, floral note on the back. Taste is rich lightly sweet caramel malt, again the potency of the malt is easily evident. Clean juicy floral notes on the back balance nicely. I know blocks are pretty minimal on the hops, but would work so well with the malt and everything else here. Pretty sure these tropical notes are not common in a bock, but a great twist on the style.
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two great brewers come together for a new take on a style, yes please. Pour is an burnt orange with a off white frothy head. Bigger alcohol masks the traditional light heller style and it has a bit of a punch that i enjoy.
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty with dried fruit. Flavor is slightly syrupy sweet with a nice bitter finish. Rich body with a nice fizz.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a dark caramel-orange color with a medium sized creamy-fluffy orange-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was tropical fruits - pineapple, mayo and papaya - with sweet sugar. The flavor was sweet and tangy with almost tobacco followed by tropical fruits and sugar. Medium length pineapple and mango finish. Moderately full bodied. Well done.
alkolord (226) - - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden Kupfer im Glas, klar, kein Schaum, süßlich in der Nase, Alkohol, getrocknete Früchte, Sherry, relativ leicht, süßlich fruchtig, nicht so alkoholisch im Geschmack
reberiii (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok, I’m a little shocked, but I didn’t really dig this. Maybe the can was too old, or maybe I wasn’t really expecting the right thing from a bock, but it ended up being a mish mash of malty sweet with pungent hops. And, the hops...they were wonderful, but I didn’t like it with the sweet, sweet malt. I admire the exploration of style, though.
woodychevy (637) - - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Great for the style. Near perfect pour- rich, deep ever-so-slightly-hazy orange with a generous white head. Malt definitely dominates and overall impression is sweet but still enjoyable. Raisins, caramel, bread and tropical notes. Not the best of the case, but decent.
Hermod (4361) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, shared by Jookos, thx!
Deep amber, thick creamy off white head. Nutty, almonds, sweet aroma, raisins. Flavor has caramel, bready malt, fruit cake. Medium bodied. Pleasant.
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber, light nitty, llight haze. Malty, slight nutty, slight herbal nose. Med bodied, quite smooth nice. Caramels, some nuttyness. Not a favourite style of mine, but ok.