rondphoto (4487) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2017
gift from Marshall - Thanks! --- best before August 2017 --- Cloudy medium-dark amber, smooth white head that stops at one finger, strips of lace. Taste is malt with aggressive bitterness that is outside the normal range of hops. Perhaps the extra month was too much. I don't understand the connection with "Bock" beers. Regardless, hard to get past the off-putting bitter. Braudog (6791) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Bright yellow and fizzy. This delivers a starchy biscuit character with a literal buzz. I get a dominate lemony acidity, but the texture is almost wheaty, gristy. Not what I’d expected. (#6369, 10/11/2016) JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle.. the brew is surprisingly cloudy for a maibock... turbid straw golden. Too cloudy.. a bunch of sediment was left in the bottle.
Nose shows the expected pale maltiness, but it seems a bit lite.. maybe that’s why it’s called the "Summer Bock".... not much else going on.. but really there shouldn’t be... pretty clean... maybe some background DMS.
Flavor is American pale malt .. again maybe some acceptable very lite DMS.. still surprisingly clean.. just the malt flavors are pretty low given the nice ABV.... there could be some background earthy hops in there, but my palate may be playing tricks on me.
body and carbonation are medium... could use a touch more discernible deeper malts.. and IMO more (a gentle touch) of hops. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Tap at the OBF.
A: Clear straw, thin white head.
N: Cherry, toffee, biscuit, orange syrup - not too complex.
T: Sweet, sweet, sweet.
M: Medium body, soft carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Not great. There’s really too much malt here and not enough of the hops to balance it out. cmacklin (1243) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
On tap. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a thin, white head that leaves spotty lacing. Faint, sweet aroma of grain and bread with light fruit. Sweet flavour of bready malt, corn and light yeast with a dry finish. Light to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.
bhensonb (15493) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Tap at OBF 2015. Pours hazy light gold with a light white head. Bready aroma. Near medium body. Flavor is pale malt, grass hop. I’d call it bready, sweetish pilsner. Drinks ok tho. solidfunk (9205) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Some sweet malt in this - a little sugary. Pours gold. Fizzy carbonation. Astringent and a little bitter. Mostly adjunct malt taste. Bottle thanks to Travlr. GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by Travlr along with an Urban Dictionary joke, thanks Gene! Hazy straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, wheat. Tastes of citrus, wheat, corn. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - NOV 9, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy yellow amber color with a huge head of billowy white head. The head fades very fast at first, but then persists with it slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is big of a bready and somewhat wheaty smell with a grand showing of a yeasty aroma. There is also a good level of a lemon citrus as well as a little bit of a hop aroma of floral and grassy nature wiht a little bit of pepper smell.
Taste – The taste starts with a sweeter malty taste beginning very bready with the sweet being a mix of a more candied taste as well as a good showing of a light fruity nature. A little bit of a yeasty flavor and some wheat develop as the taste moves on from the start. There is also a coming of some light grassy and haylike flavors that come to the tongue more toward the end. With a little bit of an increase in the sweet and some floral flavors that come to the tongue, one is left with a sweet, but still somewhat crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a 6 % abv. brew with a carbonation level that is rather high. The thick body really accentuates the malt and sweet nicely all while the carbonation level makes for a very refreshing brew.
Overall – A very flavorful and somewhat sweeter helles which is still very easy drinking and enjoyable. A rather tasty brew and one to try if you get a chance.
BeerandBlues2 (13645) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is skunky Pils malt and spicy hops, corn and DMS. Flavor is sweet malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.