Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
1 pint bottle, mostly words, light amber color, light pine taste, pretty decent beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grass, resin, herbs).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A very Americanized (and simple) hop nose, but thankfully no off notes. Good balance in the mouth too. Overall much better than anyone could expect...it isn’t husky, soapy, or loaded with DMS. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, grain, earth, bread, and citrus. Flavor of grain, citrus, rye, honey, and caramel. Beerandhockey8 (403) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
From 22oz bottle to dimpled mug. Pour is a nice good, thick foamy head. Nose is hoppy slight malt. Finishes average.
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Aggie Liquor in Fort Collins. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with a white head that doesn’t have the best retention. Fairly earthy, floral hoppy aroma with a bit of spice and grains. The rye comes through with a fair amount of spiciness in the flavor. Fairly grainy, herbal, moderately fruity flavor with a dry, herbal, earthy finish. Ehhh ok. New Belgium just hasn’t been able to come through with a great lager yet, unfortunately.
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Mineral and light spice aroma with light grain. Mineral and bready malt flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Mineral and bready malts linger with citrus. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours light gold with white foam. Smells very sweet with hints of citrus. Tastes sweet and lightly bitter with the mild caramel flavor i expect of a bock. Nice springy, mild, drinkable. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Light orange pour with a small white head. Nice spicy rye element. Good hop bite. Not a ton of depth, but good. johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber. Clear golden pour with a two finger, foamy white head. Subtle aromas of citrus, yeast and rye. Initial sweet flavor with light spices turned to a sharp, soapy finish. Well carbonated with a dry texture. Refreshing but wasn’t crazy about how these ingredients blended together. Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2013
hoppy bock pours a rich golden with a fine head of small white bubbles. Nose is sharp with floral hops. Taste is dry crisp and clean. Mild malt in mid taste. Finishes with good slow warming hop bitters. Nice beer