bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2006
12 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth monthly beer club. Pours a hazy dark amber with a fluffy, lacy off-white head. Looks a bit red with light coming through it, but "ruby red"? I don’t think so! Caramel with a trace of fruit and spice in the nose. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet nutty taste with a spicy and lightly bitter dry finish. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
If you were to go on appearances alone, you’d be hard pressed to drink this. HUGE floaties milling about makes ya wonder if they did their wash in the water they used to brew (I know, it’s just yeast...I hope). Pour is a hazy brownish/red color. Aroma is sweet, caramel and really plummy. Flavors were a bit on the sour side, yet still bready with a bit of fruitiness there. There are soo many better Belgian beers out there, I doubt I would ever purchase this. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Hmm, that was one was weird. It pours copper with a bih head. Aroams are hard to discern. perhaps some notes of spices and malts. Initailly, the flavors were really off, it started bitter then turned sour right away and the finish was unpleasantly metallic. The metallic finish seemed to disappear as the beer warmed up, or perhaps I just got immune to it. All in all not my favorite. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Soft brown color with a huge ivory colored head. This beer has the largest, most disgusting floaties I’ve ever seen in a beer, fortunately the sink rather quickly. Fruity aroma with raisin and prunes dominating. Very fruity flavor with some alcohol warmth. Seems rather one dimensional but It’s not all that bad. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 12 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth monthly beer club. Pours a dark reddish brown with a massive beige head that leaves tons of chunky lace on the side of the glass. Not much in the nose, perhaps some toasty grains and molasses. Flavor is pretty mellow, some nuttiness, a tiny bit of chocolate, some peach, and a little bit of butterscotch. A tad bit of smokiness. Pretty easy to drink. Tastes more like a brown Ale than a Bock though....ahh and after reading further is says they use an Ale yeast..well that explains it, lol...
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
Beig head on a ruby body. Not too malty, a little smoke, hints of caramel, but not very exciting altogether, though better to my taste than most bocks. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2006
On tap at Gollem. A decent bok. Brown coloured. Citrusy and fruity flavour. It doesn’t taste as malty as other bocks. It has a bit of a strange after taste, perhaps from the smokiness. Decent. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup
Ruby, nice head and lacing. Nose of caramel, spruce and some molasses note. The flavor is juicy. Nice (for export), grassy, some herb and a bit of roasted malt. The finish is lucid. Eh. madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Unclear. Beige dense head. Quite bland aroma. Some plums and some vague caramel. Flavour has some liqourice, fruits and a light sweetness. Alcohol notable. Is quite thin and watery. Ends on a sweet and light fruity note. DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Medium brown pour with 2-finger, creamy, khaki head. Aroma of caramel malt, vinous notes, sour fruit. The flavor is malty, fruity and grapey, with some sour vinous cherry and brown sugary notes.