Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2010
bottle-well, this was maybe a bit on the old side but i decided to give it a rating anyways. golden hue with a small fizzy white head. sweet malty lightly grassy and pale grains on the nose. the flavors are dominated by the pale grains, a touch of honey and oxidization. long grainy finish made this unpleasant. would like to try a fresh sample someday maybe! Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Courtesy of markwise. Pours clear gold with thin off white head. The aroma is sweet slickness, grains, floral hops and honey sweetness. The taste is smooth and sweet and lager-y and grainy. It also has a bit of maltiness and caramel malts in the background into the finish. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle at tasting thanks to decaturstevo. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with small white head. Nose is honey and clove. Taste is honey and pilsneresque peppercorn. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Pours light for a bock; dark golden with smallish white head. Simple flavors... light honey, delicate malts, and a little hoppier than expected. Simple and delicious, though not one of my favorites from this great brewery. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle shared by durhambeer at the CC gathering - thanks, Bob! Bright golden pour, moderate sediment and a crisp head to it. Soft and sweet nose, not much of a surprise, but also some pleasantly grassy hops blended in. These crisp hops enliven what might otherwise be a by-the-numbers sweetened bock, and is just the kind of thing that NG does to compel such styles. Solid and enjoyable.
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
This could have easily been a sticky sweet mess, but not in the hands of Dan Carey! It pours a nice bright gold color with a small white fizzy head. The aroma is bready with lager yeast and a touch of honey. The flavor is very good with lots of bread, grapes, lager yeast and some nice honey on the palate. Well balanced and flavorful. Very nice palate, not sticky at all. Very smooth and drinkable. Good bready/grapey aftertaste. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle from a trade with BA CosmoHopHead. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is honey, bread, sweet white grapes, and a bit of grain. Flavor is similar with honey, grain, and only very subtle hints of lager yeast. A masterful lager, one I could enjoy over and over. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
This poured a somewhat cloudy yellow color with a normal sized white head. Aroma was of lots of honey, grass, and sweeter malt. Flavor was much the same, with the honey dominating. Nothign special but better than what I was expecting. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle. Clear, golden body with a white, frothy head, mostly diminishing. Light aroma of caramel, honey, hay and toasted grain. Hints of herbs, grass and dough. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. A slight chalkiness built up with every sip. Some beers grow on you the more you drink. This beer got worse. The malty, honey sweetness began tasting like cough syrup. The grainy, biscuity flavors were thick and unenjoyable. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
12oz bottled the 1st day of 2010, if I’m reading it correctly. From badbeer Mike. Thanks. Clear golden with a small white head, fair retention. I get some toasted malts, lightly sweet honey, and some lager yeast behind. Flavor has stronger honey notes, though more of a honey flavor than the sweetness that comes with the honey. Also a tinge of noble hops. Finishes with minimal bitterness, lightly sweet. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. Dunno why they have this as their winter (warmer) beer, as I’d rather have this in spring--maybe fall. Pretty tasty and easy drinking.