dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2011
A nice light-roast aroma. Dark brown color. Flavor is sweet, some strain graininess. A pretty roasty malty finish. Nice; not really spicy for a "Christmas" beer. Holy (837) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2011
Sampler at Big Dog’s Brewery. Holy gingerbread, Batman! Dominates the nose and sip. Perfect for Christmas dinner, spicy with a slightly sour end game. Nice and interesting. PhillyCraft (7215) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap at Carlsbad. Named after the main character in the movie "A Christmas Story". Deep amber pour, small white head, sticky lacing. Aromas of christmas tree, nutmeg, coriander, perfume, apple cinnamon, and cherry pit. Taste is the same with german malts, musky premature hops. Tons of spice and flavor going on. Very good but cannot drink alot of this brew. 4 oz sampler was perfect. TimE (5808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 thick heavy, very malty, licorice, Lots of nutmeg, Ginger, salt dark cherries. Smooth. Full bodied. Good depth and balance.
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Cola brown pour, off-white head. Sweet malt, molasses, christmas spices, and pine. Nice beer, I enjoyed it
brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a finger or so of khaki colored head.
S: Smells quite spicy and perhaps even herbal. I get a lot of gingerbread type aromas such as molasses, ginger, and toffee. There’s a bit of a dark fruit aspect to it and perhaps some chocolate.
T: The flavor is very similar to the nose with a big emphasis on the ginger notes. Molasses, toffee, and winter spices make up a lot of the flavor profile. Sweet, but not overly so. Really different...
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Definitely not what I was expecting from a Bock, but I guess it is a "Christmas Bock", though that really didn’t mean anything to me. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer Fest, February 2011. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. The nose is spice, chocolate and caramel. The taste is light dark fruits, spice, roasted malt and piney hops. Medium mouthfeel. A tad sweet but good. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
On tap at PP Carlsbad. It pours dark red/brown with an off white head. The aroma is cinnamon, cherries, a hint of molasses, raisins, and vanilla. The flavor is very spiced with cherries, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It’s full bodied and strongly spiced, leaving a muddled finish. Tasty though. bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
On tap ar blind lady alehouse. Brown with rhin white head. Rasin bread aroma. Flavor is spicy with mild carmel malt. Crisp finish. Drinakable but nor mind blowing Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
A clear reddish brown bock with a thin brown head. A nice aroma of molasses, ginger, some chocolate, very smooth, In mouth, a sweet dark fruits, prunes, chocolate, bittering herbs, not bad if a bit cloying. Medium bodied. On tap at Big Dog Winterfest, Jan. 29 2011.