Travlr (24333) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Murky light brown color. Aroma is caramel and light spice. Taste is sweet caramel syrup. Pretty plain. Koelschtrinker (20248) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
Die Lagerung merkt man diesem Bier an, dezente Holznoten sind im Antrunk sowie im Mittelteil vorhanden. Cremig, etwas karamellig, wenig Vanille. In Teilen wirkt der Bock schwer und etwas brennend. Süßer Abgang. /11/9/12//11
jtclockwork (16470) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Victor at weekly tasting. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of toast, oak, bready citrus and lemon. Lighter medium body. bhensonb (15098) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Capped 750 (fat bottom Italian style) from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours hazy med dark orange/amber with a creamy/frothy beige head. Aroma is fruity, lightly toast malt, and a suggestion of wood. Med + body. Carb is sharpish. Flavor is fruity, lightly toast malt, with some woody astringency. It’s something of a contradiction. It seems dry and bitter, then it seems mildly sweet and not all that bitter. Finishes fruity, malt and a little woody. Consistent in that anyway. Very tasty. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft. Clear dark amber body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, bread, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some brown sugar, wood, milk chocolate. Medium body.
crossovert (12670) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
75ml bottle.It pours a cidre-like unfiltered amber brown with a frothy off-white head. The smell is very nice. Woody with ample oak to it, vanilla, caramel, and a nice bit of herbal noble hops. The flavor is slightly tart with a nice sweetness and a lingering medium bitterness. Oak is prevalent as well as bread and caramel. It reminds me of a Uerige sticke that I had on draft once that was sligthly tart. hopdog (12486) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of gun powder, fireworks, wood, and toast. Tastes of caramel, oak, citrus, and some breadiness. pivnizub (10576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Draught: Golden, no head to speak of; citrussy-hoppy nose, distinctive traces of wood and vaillla; bitter-tart flavour, some sweetness behind, medium bodied; lingering woody-bitter finish. No pleasure...... Erzengel (8626) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
Hell-holzig in der Farbe, malzig-würziger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist holzig-malzig, sehr mild-weich. Tolle Holztöne. Schön weich mild. Keine alkoholischen Noten. Der Nachgeschmack ist leicht herb, mild-weich. Toll! Ernest (7669) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie, bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with light notes of honey and peach.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Quite pleasant, if perhaps a bit simple. Better carbonation would help the mouth experience, but in general the aroma and flavor balance are both solid and enjoyable. I don’t get any of the oak in this, but that’s ok since the chipping effect is usually raw and crude anyway.