illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at tap room. Pours amber with an off white head. Bready aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a typical smooth lagery mouthfeel. Bready, caramel, and biscuity type malt backbone countered by a moderate European (spicy/herbal) hoppiness. Noble hops? Alcohol well-hidden.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma German malt biscuty aroma with that sweetness that bocks are known for. It does become carmelly,though thats not really appropriate. Big slightly sweet malt ,flavor hop taste not much bittering, a little sharpness from alcohol,detracts from the smoothness that the best German M.Bocks exhibit,still tastey enough
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange/amber color with a taller soft, cream colored head. Toasted malt, grass, light vegetable, and caramel in the scents. Lightly earthy malt and caramel flavors in the front. LIght alcohol and spicy hops noted in the middle. Finish has more spice and a sharpness that is nearing metallic. Not a smooth easy drinking bock. A few too many rough edges.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber with an off-white minimal head. Aroma is malt and yeast. Flavor i sweet malt, yeast/sweet bread, alcohol is noticeable. Medium crisp body. Decent bock.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Nice Bock from Upland. Pours a deep orange color with a white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty, with some hops, spice, and pine. Flavor is nice and yeasty, bread and wheat, with nice balance of spice and hops. Fairly solid, and very drinkable.
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
POured a light amber color with a light off white head. Aroma was very grassy, some biscuts and hints of hops. Flavor was so smooth. Hid the alcohol very well. Just a great mix of grassyness, malt, and nice biting hops
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep orange-amber beer with a cream tan head. Aroma is nice and sweet but there is an unappealing dustiness as well. Fairly prominent apple/diactyl butter aroma as well. Flavour is sweet but full of this distracting dustiness. It’s kind of a mess.
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Light, almost see through amber tan with slight head retention. Aroma really doesn’t consist of much beyond a bit of sweet malt. The flavor is generally good, with sublte hints of malty goodness blended with a nice crisp lagered hop bite at the end. Nice for the summer. Nothing to scream about.
Droptank (79) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color and hints of spice. Very sweet and enjoyable. Would drink again if I could find it.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Graduation weekend on tap at Scotty’s in Bloomington. Upland Maibock is an orange/copper color with a nicely built off-white head. The aroma is fantastic with sweet malts, caramel and fruit. The taste is full of fruit and is very enjoyable. This is one of Upland’s best.