b3shine (9136) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2017 rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
lagunitas is starting to make a habit of brewing lager beers with ale yeasts. this mock bock tastes surpringly like the real thing though. dark reddish brown, lots of complex chocolatey malt flavors. hopped well enough for good balance. robust and thick all around. some alchohol on the finish - but still very easy drinking. das ist ser gut! (or something like that)
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a transparent copperish orange with off-white head. Smells like a malty lager alongside fruity and piney hops. Tastes like it smells with a bit of toast as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and toasty. Solid. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a semi-transparent dark orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The smooth aroma was malty and mild vinous. The mouthfeel was tingly at the start and at the finish malt hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of vinous brown malt hops malt and bread dough. Onslow (1527) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Pour from a 22 oz bomber. Beautiful clear tawny brown brew with beige head, great head retention and lacing. Aroma is spicy and resinous - very much IPA style. Taste is sweet malt up front , caramel with woody notes; stays sweet through the finish with some underlying bitterness. the hops in in the nose never shows up in the taste. Interesting brew - reminds me of a malty winter warmer. Strykzone (7620) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Clearish amber brown with a beige head that leaves cool looking lacing. First sniff is of earthy and floral hops. Flavor is floral more than fruity. Some toast and earth. Sugar as well as brown sugar. It is smooth in the mouth and has only a little bitterness to it. A little alcohol is tasted and that is the only negative for me. I love the beginning of this beer but not so much to the finish. The alcohol took over. This would be so good with a much more moderate ABV. So how to rate it? hayduke (5634) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 18, 2017
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat, he with his 22 oz bottle and me with mine. Poured copper/amber with a beige head. Nose is roasted malts and light fruit. Medium body and a very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts, the fruit, some earthiness. The finish is bitter but not overly so. Really flavorful and easy drinking. A solid beer. Reminds me a little of a doppelbock, but is in its own way unique.
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2017
bottle. coppery amber with one finger head. i wasn't really sure what to expect with this one, but there's definitely more malt than i was expecting. there's caramel and cracker, but this leans towards the dry side. solid bitterness. california commons are hard to find, especially ones as well done as this one. arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Toasty caramel and biscuit. Not overly sweet. Middle of the road doppelbock. shigadeyo (3788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2017
10/06/2017 (22 fl oz bottle): Loads of caramel malts and citrus candy hops in the aroma; really beautiful, rich, deep honey, clean complexion, large and lasting head of ivory-colored foam and fantastic lacing; malty and rich, sweet and bitter, caramel and citrus, honey and toffee, great PINE hoppiness as well, strong but not alcoholic, trademark hoppy Lagunitas flavor and bitterness twist on the style; medium to medium full body, very smooth and thick texture; really good hoppy bock, the bitterness complements and balances all of the maltiness well or it would be too sweet, really VERY good! malrubius (3015) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle from Table and Vine. Amber clear with dense lasting tan head and lace. Toasted caramel brown bread earth wood aroma. Medium-heavy roasted caramel sweetness with medium earthy woody roasty bitterness. Medium body creamy not sticky. Not an India Pale Lager, but an excellent double California Common or a Doppel Bock. (It even says bock in the description FFS). Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Where and how: big trip East Coast 2017 – b. 650ml
Aroma bready, malty well structured, old school vibe.
Top: medium white top.
Palate : medium plus bodied, solid not too heavy.
Taste:as in aroma, bready malty character, straight feel. Hops just on side, not in the way. Well made.