JFGrind (1777) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve sampled both on draft and bottle over the last six weeks. Stegmaier Bock had a brown body and malt, bready flavor. Light on the bitterness. Reproducing an old recipe proves this brewery is heading in a new direction, embracing the craft beer clientle.
kramer (4363) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a minimal white head that disappeared quickly. Very sweet malty nose, albeit a little grainy, with a touch of alcohol. Flavor is sweet as well, a little thin and grainy, but fairly nicely done. Mouthfeel is thin and a little syrupy on the finish. Moderate carbonation level. Itís impossible to say how well they achieved their objective of re-creating this century old recipe, but the beer is enjoyable enough.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bready. Malt bittery. Not too harsh. Slight sugars. Bah. Little bit of fruit and lager yeast can unclean flavor. Bland. Whatís the point of having "rare" beers? Just give me good ones please!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep shiny copper, creamy light tan head. Rich nose of toasted caramel, soft plum, toffee, and bread dough. Flavor is very similar with a light back end bitterness providing balance. Medium bodied and smooth, soft carbonation, malty finish. Nice stuff. Thanks to Matt and Kenny for the bottle...
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. This was a good beer. Nice malt flavor all the way through. Has a slight alcohol bite ti ti also.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, amber lager with orange highlights. The nose is of medium-dry, brown sherry, chocolate and caramel with just a whisper of maple syrup. The malty flavor echoes the aroma. Rich, but not annoyingly sweet. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet and grassy. Thanks go out to Matt and Kenny for providing the bottle!
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Poured a very clear mahogany color with a very small. thin tan head. This beer has a complex taste although the end flavor is a little thin. The taste is malty which includes a hint of chocolate, some coffee, and a very faint carmel flavor. The alcohol is hidden very well. This is a very good beer from the Lion Brewery. I think they are making 3 or 4 seasonal limited distribution beers like this.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good local bock. At $18.99 a case, this canít be beat. The color was dark amber brown with a thin off-white head. The flavor was malty and this was really fresh, bottled just a week or so before consumption. Give it a try and Iím sure youíll like it. Recommended.
Walsar (3) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stegs new/old Brewhouse Bock -- brewed in the 19th century tradition.
Basically they have dug up some old recipes and are releasing four seaonal brews this year.
The Bock is dark amber in color and has a pronounced malt taste. I understand it is over 6% alcohol but does not taste it -- I will have a few more to determine the alcohol content... It is a very drinkable quaff - and as it just arrived on the market it is very fresh - kudos to the Lion Brewery. BTW this brew is only available for the next few month in Pennsylvania.