Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Nice head somewhat long lasting almost 20 seconds lol but thats cool,aroma was definately sweet and malty malty being an under statement malty as hell would fit much better flavor is sweet malty with just some slight very slight hoppiness to it with a slightly sweet malty aftertaste in my opinion this is a little weak but a very well balanced bock that deserves another try to make sure i'm not just typing this with to much of a buzz going. raymow (1602) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Like everyone else said - Not as dark as the photo, but it's pretty good. It has a sweet (but not too sweet), nutty, chocolatey flavor. Almost like a Nut-brown, but not quite. Overall, very nice. I'd definitely buy this again. Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2001
Rich, hearty bock beer. Sweet and a little winey in flavor - you can definitely taste the alcohol. I enjoy it but it’s lighter than the draft version used to be and not quite as malty and rich either. Still a very enjoyable bock. I’d recommend it to those who love a good bock beer. gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 i decided to re-rate this one because i know much more about beer now than i did then. pours a nice redish brown color with a off white head that doesn't last. aroma is malty and a little nutty, with a little bit of sour fruit. malt flavor obviously dominates with a nutty slightly bitter flavor. body is a little thin for a bock but still pretty good. this is a great example of what cincinati beer used to be. I wish it was still made here, but with all the problems that Hudepohl-Schoenling and now Snyder beverage have been having i'm just glad that its still being made. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2005 A nice mild bock - not as strong as the average bock but has a very nice flavor - a bit sweet but that’s what I expect from a bock. Hops flavor comes through.
gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2017
From old tasting notes. Amber red color with a creamy tan head. Fragrant toasted malt aroma. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor is subtle yet tasty. Good balance and flavor make this a quality brew. It still has a way to go to compare with the bocks of Germany. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Fairly light in taste for a bock beer, this beer is still on my "drinkable" list. Too bad it's not brewed in Cincinnati anymore, though. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
This particular Christian Moerlein brew was available in the sampler 12-pack back during the Hudepohl days. The last time I had this beer was probably in 2001. I recently contacted Christian Moerlein and sadly they have no current plans to make this beer again. Here is what I remember about this beer...
It poured a very dark brown color with a creamy beige head. The aroma was sweet and malty as was the flavor. There was a moderate bitterness, but not as pronounced as it is in the current Christian Moerlein Doppelbock. The alcohol was just slightly noticeable, but added to the overall experience of this beer.
This was one of my favorite Christian Moerlein offerings at the time and I distinctly remember my roommate at the time and I fighting over the last bottle (we usually split the mix pack, buy there were 3 of 4 different beers so the 3rd one of each was a toss up between us!). This bock was good, but I think that the current Christian Moerlein Doppelbock is better... tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2002
Somewhat cloudy with a lightly sweet aroma. Not as dark as in the photo here. Very nice heary flavor though. A great tasting bock. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Good heavens, quite a bit of malt here, nearly double bock amounts. Tremendous malt nose and remarkable clarity, but a rather shy head. The malt develops nicely and shows complexity, but a bit more dryness or hop bitterness would be welcome. Not bad at all, really.