DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014 gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first of 3 brought from WA. Nice, malty and not much alcohol presense. Will update when I sample again.
15-Feb-14 (22-oz bottle: Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA)AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
This beer has a hazy, amber-brown body with a small, off-white head that dissipates within a few minutes. The nose is decidedly malt, with caramel, toast, toffee, and cocoa. On the palate, the toffee, caramel, lightly sweet cocoa, and raisin are immediate, but the flavors of dry, toasted bread, cut grass, mild earthiness, and gentle bitterness provides a good counterpoint to the sweeter flavors, although, to be clear, this isn’t all that sweet to begin with. It’s medium-plus in weight, medium in carbonation, finishes relatively dry for a Bock, and is very smooth. Overall, this is a pretty solid and very enjoyable beer. Bocks can be too sweet at times, but this beer offers a really nice, balanced profile that makes the beer quite easy to drink.
[email protected]fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Clear dark caramel color with lasting ivory sheen. Mild toffee, dark bread, dark fruit aromas. medium body with soft co2. Sharp caramel, toffee, toasty, fruity flavors--nicely bitter finish--good.
Draught at Elysian Brewing Company on Pike St.corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Dark amber color. Light caramel aroma and stronger caramel flavor, but they are a bit dusty, not very malty; correct bitterness.
It doesn’t really taste like a true German Bock, but it’s still a solid drinkable beer.
Draft at the brewpub in Seattle.
Pours a dark amber color with golden orange edges and a one finger off white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks and spots of lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with subtle grassy hops. Hints of caramel, light chocolate, toffee, rye and hazelnut balanced by spicy, grassy hop notes.
Medium bodied with a stronger earthy, herbal hop presence than expected. Very herbal/medicinal with dry, earthy pine that overpowers the sweet malt notes a bit too much for my liking. Hints of rye, caramel and toffee provide balance but I wish that it was tilted in the other direction. killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2012
pint @ elysian cap hill, $3.75 (hell yeah for happy hour!) not sure I’ve had too many bocks, but if this is representative of the style i’ve been missing out.aroma is slightly boozy and fruity. tastes like it’s made for lumberjacks. a little nutty as well.
olio (10434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
Draught @ Elysian Fields, Seattle.jredmond (8445) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours clear copper color with small head. Aroma of berries, dark malts, caramel and fruits. Flavour of berries, caramel, ripe fruits and malts. A bit too watery.
Draft at Elysian with Linh. Pours a deep amber body with no head aroma is fruit malts and caramel. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of nuts, caramel, very light roast. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Elysian Brewing Company--Pandora’s Bock--2002--22 oz. Bottle Release. 6.38% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Bock--Dark. Clear rich ruby bronze color. Rich creamy white head and lace. Malty toasted mild fruit front. Creamy slightly sweet toasted doughy rich caramel grainy body. Smooth rich flavor spices into clean mild end. Sampled 2/17/2002.
Elysian Brewing Company--Pandora’s Bock --2003 22 oz. Bottle Release. (6.38% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Bock--Dark. Clear dark bronze red color. Rich creamy white lacy head. Toasted malty mild hop front. Smooth smoky toasted sweetish malty rich burnt mild fruit caramel black cherry body. Creamy smooth mild hop end. Odd! Sampled 10/19/2003.
Elysian Brewing Company--Pandora’s Bock--2005 22 oz. Bottle Release. 6.63% ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Lager. Thick pour. Light mild lace head. Clear bright dark amber red color. Malty mellow hop fruit front. Creamy smooth rich malty mild toasted sweet breadfruit black cherry toffee caramel body. Mellow hop end. Sampled 2/23/2005.
Elysian Brewing Company--Pandora’s Bock--2008--22 oz. Bottle Release. 6.63% ABV--25+IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Bock--Amber. Rich dense lacy tan head. Clear dark toffee red amber brown color. Sediment dusting at Bottom of Bottle adds light haze. Toasted cherry toffee mild hop malt ester front. Tangy creamy toasted black cherry toffee chocolate hint body. Rich mild sweet malt fruit flavor.Balanced tangy crisp hop spice smoky mild fruit end. Weizenbock notes. Sampled 7/31/2008 & 2/16/2010. Aged smooth. 4 @ $4.49 Each. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2010
On tap at Tangletown. Pours brown with an off-white head. Fruity nose. Not very german. Raisins and prunes. Medium body. Weird finish that seems more belgian than german. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2009
On tap at Elysian Fields. Aroma is very malty. Chocolate, caramel, a touch of light hops. Pours dark brownish with a thin head. Sweet flavors of chocolate, caramel, toast, a little dark fruity notes, and a light bitterness in the finish that cleans it all up. A little earthy. Did not get any french oak notes at all. I am not the biggest fan of sweet malty lagers - except malt liquor!