MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 11/2/2009 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle 2007 stow away at back of fridge. Deep maltiness and bready aroma. Clear dark golden with small tan head. Malt and caramel with some bready and nutty notes. Hop flavor is very subdued. Finish is clean dry and lightly spicy.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:Light amber orange color with a white, foamy head. Okay head retention.
Aroma: Light nose with notes of sweet malt, honey, and caramel.
Flavor: On the sweet side with lots of malt, honey, caramel, a little butter, and some light fruit notes. Pretty solid back bitterness.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium-rich mouthfeel and long, bitter finish.
Overall: A pretty tasty bock that is smooth and satisfying.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mostly translucent amber with golden notes and a medium creamy off white head with large bubbles that laced. Aroma of sweet grainy malts, dark fruits, toffee, nuts and green apple. Flavor of hard pretzel, sweet malts, raisins, nuts and toffee.
Norton (328) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
<b>Draft. </b> Got WASTED on this a few weeks ago. Easy drinker, mild carbonation. Faint tan head clings. Pretty deep orange/brown. Sweet, almost buttery. Satisfying.
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Once Upon a Vine Macarthur in Richmond. Pours a reddish amber with a medium head. Nice head retention and lacing. Caramel, corn and grass in the aroma. Taste is caramel and citrus hops. Medium bodied. Very nice.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a one-finger white head. Great toffee and light grainy, earthy hop aroma. A little heat in the nose. Sweet, malty flavor. Some nuttiness. The alcohol comes through a little too much on the end; maybe a touch more hoppiness would take care of that. Or maybe just make it a bit weaker. Still, definitely worth a shot. One of the few decent American Bocks.
obguthr (3446) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shockoe festival Richmond VA-Draft: Bready, nutty, and a little meaty aroma. Cloudy light ochre pour, thick yellow head. Taste is sweet caramel and walnut. There’s a faint hint of bubblegum on the palate. Chewy mouthfeel.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored and clear with a thin white head. The nose is big and malty up front with some hints of pear. Sweet caramel flavor. Very sticky. Some faint hints of light fruit and toffee. Medium carbonation. Good mouthfeel.
BelgianBeerGal (3022) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle picked up from the brewery. Pours a nice clear copper color with a small white head and slight lacing. Light aroma of chalk dust, sweeter malt and a hint of citrus. Really a well balanced and mellow flavor. No real strong alcohol notes that sometimes pop-up in this style.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a fine, white head. Caramel, honey, citrus aroma. Moderate mouth feel with a hoppy backdrop. Caramel, honey, and fruity flavors appear. Very good.