DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly turbid dark straw/orangish with almost no head and floaties. Aroma of big malt, dark fruit, candi sugar, molasses, honey, apricot. Tastes malty, with a great sweet fruitiness coupled with honey and subdued hops. It did taste slightly flat, but that didn’t deter its taste. Finished slightly dry, with more fruit and honey. Very nice.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a small off white head.
Sweet malt aroma. Sweet flavor of malt,
dark fruit and caramel. Much maltier than
expected given the relatively light color
of this doppelbock.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel fruity notes. Pear, apple, malty. Medium amber hazy with no head. Starts with light alcohol, watery malts, neutral fruits. Light carbonic burn, but otherwise smooth. Good light nutty finish, malty sweet. OK doppelbock.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured the color of apple juice. The flavor was a little hoppier than I expected and the body was somewhat light. A different approach to the style that is worth a try.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Read some prior reviews after seeing how light in color this is. Oakes says it's a European strong lager; okay, I can deal with that. It smells mildly fruity, like apples and pears. Not very carbonated, but very, very sweet. This posed a problem: it did get slighlty cloying (not as much as I would have thought considering the level of sweetness), but add more carbonation and it would have tasted like a sparkling fruit wine. I hate sparkling fruit wines. I liked this. The level of carbonation was okay. Mouthfeel light, which helped combat the sweetness. Finish not too thick. Alcohol not noticeable. Overall, very interesting.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Possibly a bad bottle. Poured flat. To many floaters for my taste. It's a black non-see through bottle so I couldn't tell. Alcohol smell was a little overpowering.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich malty flavor and aroma, subdued alcohol sneaks up on you
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apperance: cloudy, deep golden colour, thin lacy white head at the start though it fades away fast. In terms of aroma this beer was almost non-existant with only a faint malty nose.
For a 7% german geer, this one is extremely light in body. There is a definite lactic acidity similar to what is found in lambics, flander’s browns and berliner weiss beers. It is extremely unique and tantalizing and certainly not in the traditional doppelbock style. So light in body for 7%, you’d think they used adjuncts like the belgians do to lighten the beer. It is sooooo easy to drink and so refreshing. Not a doppelbock at all... I need another!
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vehement pear juice spread over rich caramel malt…Some acidity in the background…Surprisingly good for brewery…
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus and peach smell. Peach colour, small creamy head. Tastes of apricot, and raisins, more like a barley wine. Complex, hides the alcohol well. Very good.