alexsdad06 (10387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014 tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, clear ruby color with a foamy off white head. Slight metallic aroma with hints of malt and grains. Strong roasted malt flavors with a slightly bitter finish and a minimal aftertaste . Medium bodied and finishes a little chalky and very smooth. Very enjoyable beer, but not the best.
12 oz bottle at home from 09 notes. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel sweetness, some earthy character, overall thin body, better than most of their regular stuff but still not something I would revisit. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Though retired, here’s my take on this.
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a hazy brown color with a two finger white to off white foamy and bubbly head. Light speckled lacing slides into the beer.
The smell had some roasted nutty to caramel malts with a slight brown sugar in it.
The taste was mainly sweet with a weird soapy flavoring underneath (uh...where did that come from?, ah oh well...).
On the palate, this one sat pretty light for a bock. Sessionable, uh...yes very much so, probably could’ve pounded the entire sixer within two hours.
Overall, uh...honestly, did Leinenkugel’s just pull off a session bock and not tell anyone? Hahaha, in my opinion, they could bring this back some day and call it a "Session Bock." New style, then? Ha, perhaps. generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
The body has good clarity and a dark brownish color with a nice big fluffy head on top. The head is white in color and doesn’t hang out for long. Before it settles down to just a wispy thin layer it does make a few lace rings on the glass. Its aroma is full of sweet malt and dark bready notes, The flavor has a sweet and bready character with caramel notes, soft pretzel, and light nutty notes. The finish adds some mild hop notes for balance and a little dryness. Still overall it finishes on the sweet side. On the palate it has a good medium to full body with nice active carbonation and a smooth slick texture.
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Reviewed from notes: pours a nice brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt, roasted malt, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Nice bock beer. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4/18/2010. From bottle. Deep amber color with a white head. Sweet caramel aromas with malt, fruit and citrus. Flavors are sweet with light hops. Meh...
ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours orangish amber. Average head. Too sweet for my taste. Some caramel and honey. Beerandhockey8 (403) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Nose is caramel, malt, light hop. Taste is bitter, medium bodied. Love the concept here, sad to see it go. Rated from notes taken over a year ago. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a clear amber color with aromas of roast, caramel, and some hops, Flavors follow suit, roast and caramel are the main focus, light bitterness in the aftertaste. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
Backlog rating 1-10-2009 (Bottle) Label says 5.2% ABV. This beer pours a medium sized tan semi-fizzy head with poor retention, transparent body, visible carbonation, one ring of lacing, and an orange hue with a red tint. The Aroma is malty, caramel, hoppy and roasty. The Taste mimics the Aroma. The Palate is tingly and this is a light-medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is quaffable, but not true to style. Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
This spring seasonal beer is fairly dark in color as is normal with bock beers and has a fairly inviting smell. It does come with a rather strong bitter taste. Not quite to the point that an IPA does but still bitter. Not the best bock beer on the market but for a local Wisconsin $6/6pack it certainly is worth a try.