joeneugs (3175) - 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 (12) - 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 (1822) - SE DC, 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 (4689) - 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.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured light golden amber, caramel, malty, bready, grassy, citrus, little honey.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing. The smell was sweet caramel and a heavy cereal malt. The taste consisted of an upfront sweet malt, with a flowery hop and a doughy finish. Afull bodied beer that was slightly too sweet, but still good.
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BT. Pours a slightly cloudy light orange/yellow with a very small white head. Aroma of raisin, light fruits, honey. Flavor of raisins, lots of fruit, honey, honeydew melon, and some wheat malt. Very sweet. It was ok, the sweetness didn’t appeal to me.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma of citrus and sweet floral notes. Flavor balanced between sweetness and slightly acidic citrus. Not overwhelming, but despite the sweet notes remained quite pleasant for me.