FatPhil (17149) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2016
Tap (Lemke, Berlin) DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2008
Gold, slight mist. Sweet malty aroma, spells stickiness. Full palate, indeed a bit sticky, but also starchy. Pleasantly hoppy. Not bad per say, but a bit sub-par as a bock. A bit too sugary.
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Re-rate 5/5/14: Draught sample at the brewpub in Berlin. Hazy deep golden. Aroma of malt, caramel, and a candy-ish note. Sweetish flavor, malty, grainy, caramelly, a bit bready, quite anemic with a faint bitter note in the finish. Medium-bodied. 4/3/5/3/9=2.4 kermis (14716) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
(6/17/08) Draught at the brewpub in Berlin. Listed on the board as "Sommerbock". Slightly hazy fine amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and light toastiness. Sweet and caramelly taste with some alcohol notes. Medium-bodied. So-so. 6/4/5/3/11=2.9
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, malt and light fruits with a little citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. gnoff (11065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2008
(Draught at the brewpub) Marduk (8493) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2016
On June 5, 2008
Called "Sommerbock" at 6.2% ABV
Slight hazy golden color, white head. Sweet and alcohol scent. Sweet malty but mostly alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel an dbitterness.
Tap (Lemke brewpub, Berlin). Clear amber color. Small size, beige head, stays. Just sweet malty aroma. Sweet and malty body. Some tingly hops in aftertaste. Dry mouthfeel. A simple drink. Goes down very easy. Nice one.
ekstedt (6992) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2008
A 10 cl draught sample at the brewpub. Said "Sommerbock" (with ABV 6.2 %) on the blackboard but I assume that it is the same beer. Shady amber, medium off-white head. Malty, fruity, and caramelly, with some notes of alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth. Good balance. zvikar (6518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
Draught sample at Brauhaus Lemke in Berlin. Pours orange to yellow with a huge head, aroma of wheat, lactic notes, grain, flavor of grain with lactic notes, cheese and malt, medium bodied. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense ganache (6065) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 3   Ruby : XX   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 3
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Esters : XX   Banana : 3   Phenols : XX   Leather : XX   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Toast : 4   Caramel : XX   Toffee : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : XX   Candy : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 3   Fruits : XX   Chocolate : XX   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Dates : XX   Cherries : XX   Plums : XX   Figs : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 1   Floral : 2   Orange : XX   Herbal : 2   Spicy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : XX   Pepper : XX   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : XX   Candi Sugar : XX   Anise : XX   Vinous : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : 2   Bitterness : 2   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : 4   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: One of my favourite beers during my Berlin stay. Very accomplished, smooth, honeyed and highly toasty, balanced example.
Tap zur Tiergartenquelle. Cloudy orange-golden with a rocky beige head. Sweet with a fantastic malt-hops balance, plays really well with texture in the mouth. Wild clover honey-dripping, faintly floral. Medium body, süffig! Geiserich (4636) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 29, 2004
Sampled draught at the brew-pub
Very strong aroma, fruity, with aroma hop notes, light sweet. Copper color, cloudy, creamy head. Flavor is malty, only light sweet, light peppery, velvety and fruity. Light astringent bitterness and long finish. Maybe a hint to bitter.