Arayaga2 (2198) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Red brown with minimal white head. Aroma is mildly worty caramel sweetness, with a bit of apple. Taste is a surprisingly hearty version of the aroma, with good mouthfeel. $2/12oz Belchinggal (12) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2011
Really enjoyed this years (2011) version of Bock. Pours rich and creamy. Smooth malty taste. Not too hoppy. Good Spring session beer. Seven Burps!!!! Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
Sampled at the 5th Montana Beer Fest. Clear amber gold. Aroma of grainy malt, toffee, mild overall. Taste is yeasty, fruity, grain. gururyan (727) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 10, 2011
Sampled at a beer tasting, very mediocre...middle of the road. I find this brewery mediocre in every aspect with each one I try. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Reddish brown pour with white head, dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma of toffee, caramel, spice, some cinnamon. Flavor of caramel and cinnamon. Mild sweetness, some leafy bitterness. Maybe a bit of tea. Fairy light bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Mehhhhh very lame for a bock.
Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Red-brown pour. Malty aroma. Sweet flavor with a slightly alcoholic finish. A mixed bitterness and syrup flavor lingers. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2010
A solid brewery with well made classics... very retentive of the styles without going overly experimental (which is good once in a while). This brew is no exception.. sweet, cereal, bready, roasty. Nice! bierwolf (5) - glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2010 does not count
Bottle. I must confess myself disappointed. I swear that this beer was much better in years past. There is not a lot going on with this beer, but what there is only comes out when it warms significantly, so if you do buy this one let it warm up. Pours a very small and quickly disappearing head, mostly due to this beer being quite under carbonated. The appearance is clear, and deep amber in color. The nose is bready with rubbery notes that are a bit off-putting (fermentation issues?). The cardboardish taste suggests oxidation. The only hop presence is in the faint bitterness, which would be fine if there was some serious malt complexity going on…but alas, the maltiness is not complex. There is some caramel and toasted malt in the flavor, but you really have to let this beer warm up for it to come out. Other than the lack of carbonation, the mouthfeel is creamy like one would expect from a Bock. The finish reminds me of my first sexual encounter, quick, disappointing, and very forgettable. It is not uncommon for micros to have batch-to-batch fluctuation; actually differences can keep things interesting…so long as the beer is tasty. I’m hoping that this was just an off batch because I know Lakefront is capable of better, and I admire that they brew a lot of lagers which isn’t that common among microbreweries. But as far this beer is concerned…can I get my money back? Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Dark fruit, caramel, with a light bready character. Some toasted malt with a light cherry tone. Sweet with a raw sugar note and a chewy roasted finish. Decent.
pkbites (947) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Pours kind of an orangy color with an off-white head. One of the lightest colored bocks ever. Nose is sweet, grainy, and of corn! CORN for kripes sake! This has a strange taste to it. Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too sweet to be a bock. Little malt detected. And a weird metallic aftertaste. If I didn’t see the lable no freaking way would i have guessed this a bock. This is too strange and shitty.