freekyp (2370) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2015 maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden-orange with lacy foam. Great aroma of cereal, oats, grass, and a minty undertone. Taste was pretty surprising and bolder than I expected. Sweet malts meld with a peppery hop that gives it a tangy flavor and bitter finish. Well made beer and good to see Carolina Brewing Company putting out something different.
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2017 Heavy malty caramel smoked malt melds sloppily with honey and bologna tones. Not a clean beer, this one’s flavors seem too hastily jammed together. Pours clear amber and holds a slight head though. Needs some true German beersmarts to rescue this mess. RERATE 08/01/2017. Much improved. Pours a pretty reddish brown with a small beige head. Super malty and clean with just a hint of metallic continental hops. Sweet malty fade. One dimensional but well done. hman43 (1726) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Amber in color. Aromas of honey and dark fruits. Tastes of fruit, honey and sweet flavors with a bit of toffee. HourGlass13 (1000) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours a nice clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is malty with a mild sweetness, and mild hop presence. Taste is sweet with malt, some honey, fruit, light bread, and mildly hoppy. Medium body, well rounded. A tasty Bock. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at the Veggie Wagon. Pours out an orange/yellow color with a white head. Smell is malty, no hops noted. Taste is over the top sweet, too many malts, no bitterness, all in all not something I like. If that is your thing, then go for it, but its not for me. olsvammel (7257) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from a friend. Sweet and malty with lots of caramel. A bit too sweet, I get the feeling they went overboard with the caramel malts. But still nice to drink.
Jcro32 (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Deep gold, almost amber hue. Caramel sweetness followed by a lighter herbal hop aroma. The taste is right in line with the nose while also allowing an almost grassy finish. The mouth feel is slightly sticky but not for long because the end is clean. Overall it’s a good bock but like most in this style I wish they were more flavorful and or a little stronger. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
This is a completely forgettable beer. There is no aroma to speak of, and the taste is of a beer, but cant be described much better than that. It’s fine, but I wouldn’t order it again. beerme31 (689) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2012
On draft. Light orange golden color, thin head. Sweet malty aroma, bread, honey. Taste is sweet, some bitter in the finish and higher than average carbonation. Pretty good overall. chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Copper pour with little to no head. Malty aroma, with some bread yeasts. Flavor was malty and hint of alcohol. Finish was slightly metallic. Drinkable but nothing special.