alexsdad06 (10640) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014 antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a beige hea..... hey, where did it go? Faint aromas of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough being sniffed through a tiny hole in the tube. Sweet nutty doughy flavor, as expected. No hops, thin body, dry finish, easy to drink but doesn’t taste like much. Another pseudo bock that doesn’t do to much, but will be popular because it goes down like water and looks like a decent beer. Oh well.
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 (773) - 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 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours orangish amber. Average head. Too sweet for my taste. Some caramel and honey. Beerandhockey8 (419) - 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 (5594) - 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 (5233) - 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 (993) - 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.