thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2004
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of frothy medium sized long lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body is an uncarbonated transparent amber brown color. The aroma is a mild malt must dough one and the mouth feel is tingly with a mild acidic finish. The flavor is off for a good bock and contains acidic malt and mild roasted notes. Alas, I was hoping for better. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden/orange in colour. Aroma was slightly musty with some caramel malt and apples. The flavour was slightly spicy - pepper mainly - with some apples, bananas, caramel malt. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a medium bitterness, slightly sweet. Kind of boring. eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is grain and miller lite mixed. Body is a bit malty with little flavor. Sweet and skunky tasting. Not too bad, but very bland. Watery and weak. DrnkMcDermott (3161) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Sampled from bottle. I can see this one can cause problems. Lots of phenols when opened, and a bit of a wet dog smell. Not very sweet, and a little bit of skunk. When you call yourself a Christmas beer, you need some special character to make your product stand out: spices, special malts, whetever. Best I can say about this is that it was too well balanced; outside of the off flavors, there was nothing to really stand out. rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2011
25oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
daboskabouter (1469) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
Pours a clear light brown with a tiny soapy head. Poor head retention.
Smells weakly of caramel and toffee along with a slight cough syrup smell.
Taste begins with a nice malty flavor along with noble hops. This quickly fades, though into a bitter cough syrup flavor. The bitterness continues and becomes quite harsh. I’m not sure if it’s the age of this beer or just the way it is but it is not one of my favorites
Slight hazed light golden color with a big frothy white head. Light sweet malt and yeast - fruity and somewhat candyish smelling. The body is smooth and very sweet. Big malt and a thick yeasty sweetness occupy the middle. Finishes rather light with a little touch of bitterness. Way too sweet, and why is a bock so lightly colored? Dorwart (2610) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Good sized head of medium sized off-white bubbles. Settles pretty quickly. Malty corn aroma with a little composting grass, and some other not so impressive odors. Color is a dirty looking orange brown. Flavor is slightly metallic and tastes like a cheap dark lager. Really not impressed. Little bit of roasted malts, more corn and a dry chalkyness. Finish is dry and bitter and is very pasty. Not a very good brew. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Clear dark ruby brown pour with no head. Aroma is light caramel, faint hops, little else. Flavor is soy, cardboard and copper. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Pour is deep golden with a head that was at first big then faded to an off white skin...smell was sweet and yeasty...horrible bitter taste...blech blech blech...aweful... Panzuriel (2389) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Light brown mostly clear liquid. very small but persistent white head. Nose is a little astringent. and sweet. Taste is spicy but a little metallic. body is thin.