spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear copper with a frothy head. Aroma is off. Standard caramel and toffee but with an odd fruity off flavor. Taste follows suit. Somewhat sticky palate. Astringent finish.
Nik925 (729) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak aroma and oddly weak appearance (Gordon Biersch can do better). BUT, it is up hill from there. Quite nice on the palate for style and the lacing grabs it back a 1/2 point on appearance. Odd thin aroma that it removed from the flavor. Aroma just falls apart into bottom rung lager, but the flavor is pretty solid. Hard to rate for style vs. as a beer in my glass, but def. a solid contender. I also prob. paid about a buck for this bottle at Trader Joes, which works for me!
ziel (24) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Generally I do not go for bocks. I still do not. Not a bad tasting beer but not my style.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s in Salem, OR. This is a light light bock that has trace malts, plenty of light citrus hops on the nose and initial flavor. Pretty smooth, thick billowy white head that disappears. Transparent yellow, Moderate carbonation, bready finish. 5.5 BD
AirForceHops (2375) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. JosephsBrau label . Amber in color with small fast dissipating head, no lace. Aroma is sweet bread and light grassy hops. The taste has some light caramel along with hints of cereal grains. A bit on the bland side but still really drinkable for the price. $1.08 per bottle at my local Trader Joe’s.
ScipioA (148) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 Pours crystal-clear orange with a big, pillowy, and long-lasting head. Fairly faint malt aromas. Medicinal flavor - cloyingly honey-sweet that covers up a lot of booze. Almost no hop flavors beyond a hint of bitterness. Very little carbonation and a thick syrupy mouthfeel.
Fredis23 (450) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber Color, Huge Foamy Head, Lots Of Lacing. Sweet, Toasted, Malt, Light Alcohol Zing. Medium Body. Easy To Drink. Pretty Decent.
Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Picked up at the Trader Joes in Plano. Yellow with a white head. The aroma is full of sweet grain. The flavor is more of the same with some grain and grass character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Fairly bland overall.
Scrapersnbeer (1263) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big grainy, booze laden malt aroma. Golden copper color, surprising effervescence. Sweet sugary taste, flavor is more strong alt than bock. Flush smooth body, seems pretty filling. Not the equal of some other Biersch offering for TJ’s.
nealblind (380) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour with one finger orange head. Smells orangey wheaty and appley. Tastes tart briny mid-range herbal hops leaves a sourdough taste in your mouth. Also sorta dry alcohol finish. Not too sweet as many people seem to claim. Lots of flavor for a bock. pretty good!
Deryk (5) - Elgin, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking light bock with satisfying taste. When compared to Yuengling bock the Trader Joes is much preferred.