awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
A pretty good beer. Rich and malty, medium to heavy bodied. Touches of hops make this beer pretty enjoyable. bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 31, 2005
12oz bottle. Coppery color from the bottle, head lasts long enough. Aromas of corn and a hint of caramel. You can taste the caramel, finishes lightly bitter and dry. Not too bad. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2005
(22 oz. bottle) Body is medium amber-orange, head is thin and fizzy, no lacing. Aroma malty sweetness and honey. Mouthfeel pretty smooth, some bitterness in finish. Flavor pretty good, mild malty sweetness. Nice, not spectacular. A little thin if this is supposed to be a bock. Bocks arenít ales, so why is this named as an ale? Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Pours a light brown with very small tan head. Heavily carbonated. Nothing stands out in the nose. Floral, earthy notes. Malty. Bitter finish. jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Bottle of White Crane Ale. Kind of crappy, Japan-macro like aroma. Taste is a bit surprising, a bit better than the aroma led me to believe. Strong but not overpowering hops, an interesting sweetness and nice mellowness make this a pretty interesting and drinkable beer. Not bad.
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Pours a red-orange color with a quarter inch head. Aroma is a blend of hops and citrus. Flavor is similar to smell. A good balance of hops with a fruity back end. I also detect nutmeg riding the back of an acoholic twinge. Despite the higher alcohol content, this beer is smooth through the finish. A good bock overall. Lots of bold flavors to explore. I actually drank a full one first before writing the review on the second bottle. Iím sure Iíll find more to explore on the third. FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2005
This has become the standard by which I judge all ales. Perhaps not spectacular, but still pretty great, it will leave you coming back for more and more. When I think ale (as vague as that term is) this is what I think of. Not for everybody, but everybody should try it at least once. gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
wow, this has a ton of ratings. anyway, iíve had this in 12 oz. bottles, 64 oz. jugs, and on tap. Though I havenít had a huge number of mai bocks, this is my favorite. a little sweetness, nice color. shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
To be honest... this was overrated the first time I tried it but it grew on me after that. I found myself wanting to buy it again. It had that dry, light caramel taste that I wa slooking for. That said, it is not -fantastic- but drinkable again. brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 A good beer, but a bit overrated. Based on my friends telling me how good it was I was expecting something better. I am a huge fan of Rogue beers too, but i prefer their other beers to this.