olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2015
50 cl bottle.ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Malty aroma with some herbal notes, faint hop notes, clove and toffee. Very sweet malty flavor with faint bready notes, some toffee notes, grassy, slightly fruity at the end. Slick palate, soft carbonation. Sadly not very fresh bottle, quite decent still.
Draught at Shaker Mill Tavern, 9/5/15.BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Clear deep burnished golden body is topped by a moderate amount of white head that slowly fades to cover.
Toasted malt in the nose is tangy and sourdough-like but stops short of overdoing it, allowing light honey, freshly baked baguette and a good dose of herbal and spicy hop notes to come through. Clean and well-malted as all good German bocks should be, and showing appropriate hop rates with German varieties, as Jack’s Abby is good about doing. No alcohol noted.
Similar flavors abound: tons of biscuits and baguette flavors with a strong toasted malt overtone, which works with the spicy hops to balance the malt. Clean with zippy carbonation helping to lighten things and cleanse the palate on the finish. Very drinkable, very-well executed. No flaws or alcohol, with a medium to medium-full body and malty-to-watery texture.
Bottle. Golden with white head. Smells like a pissy lager, bread. Taste of bread, dough, caramel. Slightly sweet cgarvieuk (26387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white lacing ... soft bready funk fruit ... light grassy fruit ... soft fruit ... soft breaady fruit ... allmyvinyl (11189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear straw gold with a thick white head. Aromas of hay, grass. Taste is light sweet, honey. Sweet finish.
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is malty toffee, herbal, taste is sweet, dry toffee, grassy. malrubius (3087) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest. Golden slight haze dense white lasting head and lace. Bready grassy aroma with some floral hints. Sweet honey vanilla grainy bready with fairly clean sweet but not bitter or cloying finish with very mild grassy herbal hints. Medium-to-full body. Thick and Hearty. Very good. JoeMcPhee (10135) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The nose is incredibly fresh
and inviting. Lots of bright grassy hops over a clean, crisp Pilsner
malt base. Has a fresh grassiness and a well- lagered finish.
Delicious. JulienHuxley (5982) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Botte. Lightly hazy pale gold pour with nice white head. Aroma is fruity, lots of tropical fruit, light booziness, really honey forward malt, light floral notes. Taste is grainy, sweet, quite malty, light honey/floral finish. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation, finishes dry. Tasty stuff. Idiosynkrasie (8210) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Malty aroma, hoppy overtones with grassy touch, hints of hay, cautious, unspecific, light fruitiness. Taste is pale malty, biscuity, husky, bitter hoppy overtones, unspecific, light fruitiness, maybe green apple, lemon, orange. Very clean, relatively light, superb drinkability.