DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours light yellow with a thin white head. Smells like bitter nastiness. Tastes like it smell and mold. Aftertaste is pretty nice though. Not nice.
Norton (328) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice orangish auburn deep gold color. White head fizzles out instantaneously. Strong hops presence perhaps a bit too tart. I am sensing some butterscotchy flavor on the back of my tongue. Doesn’t drink as heavily as the alcohol would make you think. Decent.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear golden hue, moderate head formation. All malt, mild cardboard aroma. Pretty simple flavor, lightly sweet
malt, grassy, mildly biting hops. Tatstes like a standard lager rather than a bock.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant deep gold, thin wispy lacing. Grainy, sweet, and bready, mildly floral. Decent flavor, lots of bready sweetness, light toffee, nutty and a bit hoppy at the end.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden amber color. Head is medium and foamy with nice, pillowy look. Some lacing. A nice, malty flavor. As you may or may not know, TJ’s brand is brewed by Gordon Biersch. I like this Bock better than the GB Blonde Bock (which I also like very much.)
Quite frankly, this is an INCREDIBLE bargain at the price. I will be going back to TJ’s and buying half a dozen six packs. Can you find a "better" light Bock? Of course....but NOT at this price.
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was an average Bock, and agree with some of the other guys, no head and seemed a little lacking.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a medium white head. Malty, fruity and lightly floral aroma. Very sweet. Taste has notes of grain, wheat, grass, floral hops and some clove. A little bitterness and alcohol detected in the finish. Body is full and round with very lively carbonation. Not much lacing or head retention. Not bad, but boring.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some malt aroma-no head whatsoever. Pretty decent maibox overall, but not very elegant-just a big german malt flavor without much else to add to it.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden beer with frothy head that flattens out . Nose is weak and has aroma of grass. Flavor has straw and grain right up front with the malts. A okay bock but it needs some work.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 The conglomeration of liquid particles gather in the prison-like confines of the glass, emitting a rusty golden hue and a rather sparse, star-like atomospheric configuration of spume. The translucency of it’s demeanor was gravely prosaic, so crystal clear that I felt my disgruntlement prematurely. The redolence of discontent laid itself before me..soft and wilted time-weathered fruit.. tart, acid touched grains.. and the sad remembrance of a dirty, sweaty morning. A lone blossom flavors a field of dirt. A sweet air carries the lonely flower’s dominion but the harsh environment hides it’s beauty. In other words, it looked like a stupid golden lager and barely had any head. It was so damn clear that I knew that it was gonna suck-ass before i took a sip. It smelled like a lager and It tasted like a lager with some sweetness and a touch of floral hops.