bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the SN tap room. Pours amber gold with a white head. Lite citrus aroma. Med + body. Flavor of light malt, tho not really bready, and citrus. Neither sweet nor dry. Mildly bitter. Rather refreshing and pretty drinkable.
rosenbergh (8252) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 03/12/15. (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co) Chico, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Mild sweet malt and some hops in the aroma... mild aroma it is.
The flavour is mild hops, some sweetness and mild maltiness. Very drinkable. Hoppy for a Heller Bock.
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"yummy! i’m not a huge sierra nevada fan, although they make a couple beers than stand out a little...and this is one of them. great use of hops to balance out the beer!"
Travlr (15061) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Taphouse. Medium brown color, off white head. Aroma of caramel, taste is like a dilute bock. Pretty average.
joeneugs (3943) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s baaaack! Out of retirement baby! I always liked this beer and am glad they brought it back, even if it is in limited quantity. It pours a bright clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is bready with mild noble and citrus hops with a touch of fruit. The flavor has some lightly spicy hops, southern sweet bread, a hint of grape and grass with a decent earthy, spicy finish. Subdued, but a very pleasant drinker.
handlebar (16) - Chico, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just like we remember it...crisp, yet full-bodied with a great floral aroma...
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great pale bock that I enjoyed during a trip to Chico. Great flavor with a fruity finish. Overall, this one is worth the search for and I recommend it to all
Nickls (1936) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(OId BA rate - tap)
Light golden hue, with sticky/frothy white head. Great lacing all the way through sample. A bit of fruit in the aroma, some graininess, and finally a bit of malt. Hints at some hop inclusion. Taste has pretty delicate flavors. Malty and a bit earthy. Hoppy dryness in the end. MF isSmooth and a little creamy for the style .Very drinkable, with nice but not overpowering flavors. Pretty balanced, but nothing extraordinary. Overall, decent
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Pale Bock--1998 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Bock.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Pale Bock--1999 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Bock--Exceptionally clear pale pink golden color. Minimal floral accents. Smooth lightly sweet crisp body develops fruit ester profile midway through taste. Thick body is deceptively easy through finish. Sampled 7/25/1999.
jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold coloured body with not head at all! Aroma of pale malt and cardboard. Medium-bodied; Strong malty and metallic taste. Aftertaste bitter and strong - not sweet nor terribly pleasant. Overall, decent but great to finally try this one! I sampled this beer on draught at O’Briens in San Diego, California on 23-September-2006.