ragesaq (70) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty great beer. The 750 opened with a loud pop and a speeding cork. The glass filled with a nice thick head that stuck around for a while and the beer was a nice brilliantly clear golden hue.
Aroma and Flavor was primarily toasty, slightly sweet hops with a touch of doughiness, supported by a nice floral hop aroma and the lightly delicate lager yeast esters.
Mouthfeel was balanced slightly to sweet, but well carbonated so it was not cloying and had a slightly dry finish.
Pretty good bock, didn’t taste or feel like an imperial. Would buy it again.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some alcohol, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, straw, some honey, light alcohol. Medium-full body, light stickiness.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2010 On tap at Churchkey, 6/5/2010. A light transparent amber, very little head. Aroma is nice, with citrus hops, pinecones, and a good amount of sweetness. Flavor has a good balance of pinecone hop flavor, citrus hops and yeast, but unfortunately has a touch too much sweetness and alcohol. If those were dialed back a notch it would be a solid beer.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear Orange yellow. Little head. Sweet malt on the nose with a bit of molasses. Slightly Dusty. Sweet earthy flavor with s bit of fruit. Harsh bitter finish.