logolovesbeer (4) - USA - OCT 2, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply my favorite beer ever. There is a sublte taste of honey in this beer, but don’t be fooled, this is a strong beer. If you are in Vermont it is a most try. Worth the trip!
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey notes in the nose, amber color, low clinging head. Round malty body, syrupy sweet. Leaves a sugary coating on the lips after the swallow. The strong point of this brew is that there is no one strong point: it’s just got a really good balance.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Very little aroma, though there is a mild sweet note and a bit of herbal floral hops. Medium gold-amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Bit of alcoholic warming. Very easy drinking. Starts with mild sweet malt. Grainy. Light brown sugar and tad bit of light honey. Nice sweet maltiness throughout. Light bitter finish. Smooth. A very nice little bock. Right balance of sweet and tang.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost clear golden body with no head to speak of. Barely malted body with light generic roasted caramelized malts flavour and a touch of honey. Faint vegetal notes. Lifeless body like an old pint that’s been sitting on the table for a day. Not bad, just very uninteresting. I’dkinna recommend not ordering this Bock.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblon fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe de miel et d’épices. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #970)
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
The fruity, honeyed grain of this Bock provided a portly mouthful, but the lack of definition and complexity within its style made it forgettable, especially after having followed their majestic New Orleans Blues Pils.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-This was served headless atop the orange clarity.
-The slick, oily mouthfeel was its best feature for me.
-Candied oranges could be imagined within its honeyed maltiness.
-The lack of carbonation didn’t help.
-Simplicity can be comforting, but in this case, it got boring.
On tap at the brewpub.