minutemat (5545) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
500ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Feb 16, courtesy of Blackhaddock. Many thanks. Pours ruby, off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt and faint spicy ginger. Taste is spicy caramel. A tad unremarkable. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
29 Dec 2015, tap. Dark caramel/brown. nose is sweet and almost fruity (blueberries?). med/thin body and mildly fizzy. dark malt with hints of blueberry and even some christmas spices. interesting. never had a bock beer quite this dark or quite this spiced. BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
33cl bottle into a Chimay chalice at home on 30th Oct 2015. Red hue to the teak coloured body, the head a swiftly fading thin, beige covering. Not a lot of aroma, some malty notes just about detectable. The taste has a sweet malty feel to the flavour, having said it’s a sweet malty feel it also has a dry undertone within it’s character. Nowhere near the best Bock I have had, but not the worst either. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
[email protected]vipinvelp (4430) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
pub, Saarbrücken. So with laiti in bed due to not feeling well, I decided to head for some food, and on the way back to the hotel I decided to pop into one of the Karlsberg places. This one was full with suspicious drunks, whom later became quite chatty for a foreigner who had the guts to enter "their" bar. The drunks were kinda amazed someone would travel and even drink different beers, when the ur-pils by Karlsberg is so good. Anyhow paying a round got everybody happy, and in return during their rounds I got a different beer every time.
Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bready, alcoholic, some toffeeish notes with mild sweet maltiness to it. Flavour is wood, herbs, some sweet malts, mild grains and slight metallic notes to it.
Clear red ruby, light brown thin tan head, with average retention. Aroma is light caramel, some malt, some strong spice, pepper. Decent taste, caramel, spices like cardamon, light roasted malts. (Velp 201411)
Christos (5787) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
(Karlsberg Bock) Bottle 330 ml at home, from a trade with vipinvelp, thanks! Served into a snifter, ABV 6.5%
Deep red brown colour on a clear body, small and thin tan head, with average retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma has light caramel and malts, more red stewed fruits, with a sour hint on them, traces of spices.
Nice taste, caramel, spices like cardamon and maybe light cinnamon, faint roasted malts.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
Quite good. garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Thanks to Koelschtrinker Appearance: Ruby red, small white head. Aroma: nice sweet Christmas spice, marzipan, hint of alcohol. Smells great. Flavour: Christmas pudding, cherry, slightly boozy, sweet finish. Nice bock Beerhunter111 (20482) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, Karamell. Geschmack malzig süß, Karamell, minimal würzig. MichaelAwesome (6519) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
Ein dunkler, recht milder Bock mit ordentlich Malz und Nüssen. Recht simpel zu trinken, recht leicht, nur im Abgang leicht muffig. Nicht schlecht. McTapps (6889) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle from trade with beerhunter111 - many thanks! The beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of rum raisins and malt. Taste of raisins, malt, honey, rum, mild hops, woods and apples. Very nice to drink, expected it worse and not that quaffable.