njnut (320) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into shaker glass a nice amber with thick fast dissipating off white head. Good lacing. Aroma was toasted malts, caramel, rye. Lighter body with good CO2. Taste was a nutty rye, the malt coming through with a lite orange citrus in the background. Slightly sweet at the sip, bitters on the finish getting bitter as it slides down.
bergstaden (1534) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head - Sweet malt aroma - Sweet malt body with hints of citrus from hops - Sweet malt finish with some hints of alcohol - This was good
jookos (3105) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Amber orange. Strong malty, sort of huskey, grainy, rye. Red caramels, herbs. Quite full bodied, bit sweet malty, but with a bitter dry clean finish. Old leaves, huskey malty. clean. flavourful. But sort of .. harsh. Strange one. Might be old.. the transport.. something, but feels really mediocre, or even sub that. A herb harsh- hoppy bock.
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a bright amber color with about an inch of white head on top. Nice rye malt and grassy hop aromas. Flavors of rye, citrus peel, lemongrass, hay, biscuits and floral notes. Mild resinous notes as well. Nice and spicy. Not too sweet. Medium bodied. Tasting notes from 7/2014.
lusikka (6766) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml can. Pours an amber colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, rye bread and spiciness. Flavour of grainy malts, heavy caramel sweetness, harsh bitterness and mild spiciness. Light bodied and harsh mouthfeel. Alcohol comes through. Harsh and sweet. Not good.
olio (7018) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml can. Canned 05.03.2014.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Quite sweet fruity aroma with lots of malts and resin. Very sweet flavor also, rye, caramel malts, syrup, sweet fruits and hay. Not very pleasant.
laiti (6495) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ lusikka, canned 03.05.14
Aroma has strong caramel tones, some toffee and fruity hops. Flavour has somewhat aggressive hops with grapefruit, some caramel, sweet malty tones and hints of toffee. Finishes with mint and menthol. Sweet and very American. No signs of bock here, perhaps some maltyness typical to the style though.
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml can from Saveur-Biere
PKGD 05.03.14 - Pours copper orange with a small head. Aroma of rye, syrup, toffee, caramely malts, hints of resinous hops. Taste is sweet, stuffy and malty with hints of toffee, rye, spices and fruits. Finish is crisp, sweetish and stuffy with some rye, syrup, toffee and caramel. Sweet, stuffy and malty, not very fresh anymore.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour with a light beige head. Aroma is spicy rye, fruity hops. Taste is a great balance of the spicy rye and the fruity hops. 7% alc. hidden behind this tasty treat. Little lacing- all taste.
shigadeyo (3124) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy (peppery) aroma of rye and light citrusy hops. Golden color, hazy, with a copper tone to it and a frothy ivory-colored head that slowly collapses. Flavor is slightly sweet at first and then it transitions to a drier, citrusy bitterness in the finish; the bitterness level isn’t very high, but it seems to be the appropriate level to accompany the rye and wheat malt flavors and moderate sweetness; the rye is nicely showcased in this beer with just a kiss of citrusy hops. The alcohol is surprisingly well tucked away somewhere in the background. Medium-bodied, good texture that seems heavy and slightly slick at the same time. Overall, this beer is quite balanced and very drinkable. It definitely presents the rye well is very tasty and smooth for a light bock. It’s well-crafted and I’d like more, but having said that, I don’t know how I’d feel about this beer after a 6-pack of it. I’m on the fence, but leaning towards really liking it...
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured amber in color with a thick white head. Spicy rye aroma with flavors of rye, caramel, and soggy bread. Love a good beer in a can.