finn1918 (145) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle was probably old, for what itís worth. Pours a clear dark brown with about a finger of light tan head that fades away quickly and leaves almost no lacing. Aroma is very faint caramel, burnt malts, and nuts. Taste is primarily caramel with sweet malts and some subdued bitterness. Enjoyable, refreshing, but perfectly average and not especially memorable. Good for a macro-brewed beer.
Beerathon (592) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
When drinking this you are drinking American tradition and for that reason I appreciate this beer. In all honestly it doesnít taste that great, but this beer is a legend, so I partake in it every year.
Beerdedone (2343) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma was sweet & malty with caramel. Flavor was toasted malts, caramel and a hint of some nuttiness.
DrSilverworm (2726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Caramel malts, toastiness.. Light skunk. Light bitterness. Lighter body, light carbonation. Dry texture. Clear dark brown / caramel color. Some chocolate. Light earthy hops. Little off-white / tan head, little lace. Enjoyable cheap dunkler bock. Pretty average, but canít complain, really.
drostj (72) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thick, creamy head. Nice malted aroma. Good roasted malt taste with a bit of hops and a slight hint of coffee. Seemed a bit pale though - I expect more punch from a bock. Decent but not outstanding.
rofobeerguy (2) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had bought a case of this in the Spring, and it tasted more delicious in the summer like a Brown Ale. The bottle poured a copper-brown color with a light brown head, which disappeared halfway into consuming the glass. The aroma tastes malty, with hints of dried fruit (dates?) and a hint of chocolate. The taste was bitter and malty, but a nice change from the Yuengling Lager and more subtle from a Black and Tan.
heathxz (4) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Carmel light Bock finishes clean but not exceptional in any one way. Good for a med body Bock.
rdixon77 (233) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Okay beer all around. Dark brown color. Malty aroma. Smooth malty taste. Not bad by any stretch...though nothing particularly memorable.
jrodooo5 (500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper. Aroma is malty. Taste is well balanced & smooth. Itís primarily malty in taste. Nice & drinkable but nothing special by any means.
keanex (786) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker glass, no freshness date.
A: A beautiful clear dark amber/mahogany body with slight carbonation activity showing, a thick light tan head sits on top with decent retention.
S: A semi-sweet malty fruity aroma comes through with some mild caramel. The aroma is light, but pleasant.
T: Some bready malts throughout with slight sweetness from caramel and mild apple or pear fruit hints. The finish is "beer" very reminiscent of normal Yuengling.
M: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
O: This is a easy drinking beer, but itís not something I can drink a lot of. I drank 5 of these while tailgating and it became a chore by the third one due to the sweetness of it. Itís not overly sweet, but it eventually grates on me. This is still a decent offering, though I donít know if itís worth the premium over Yuengling Lager.