wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Thin dissipating head. Coppery color. Weak flavor with some sweetness, but slightly watery. I am not impressed. JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Dull amber color with cream colored smallish head. Rich caramel and light peat aroma - seem to fill the Bamberg style. Rich smooth feel. Dry, very dry malt flavors. Some malt sweetness mid swallow, that evaporates to an herb hops acidic/bitter end (somewhat pepper like). I think I need some german peppernut. Hopistotle420 (1177) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Orange copper hue. Small white head. Sweet almost spicy nose. Weird sweet malts first. Almost syrupy, light to medium bodied, honey, yeast, with a pleasantly hopped up finish. A refreshing bock, a nice winter brew. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2003
11/30/03: bottle. DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2003
clear, orange-tan body with a slight amount of lacing. skunky-pils smell. pilsner-like flavor with some bitter hops, malt, honey and caramel. spicy finish.
On tap. Clear brownish gold color. Malt, honey aroma. Medium body, fuller tasting than other bocks, spicy hop flavor bite, good malt backing. Not bad, had some spice to qualify as a holiday type beer.
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2005 On tap. Gold color. Malt aroma. Malty taste with some hop and spice. Good seasonal beer. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Very enjoyable bock. Nice hop bite. Malty aroma. Nice golden color. It a good winter beer. I enjoyed it. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Nice golden color. Malty aroma, with something I just couldn't place, but pleasant overall. Decent malty beer, balanced with a good hop bite. A decent drinking beer and well made.