Bov (13264) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 25, 2013
from Drinks of the World, Bern - cloudy chestnutty in colour and with a quite persistent head; aroma of honey and wet brushwoods; fizzy and with a good malt backbone; some fair initial sweetness and a late gentle acidity to bring some balance; some residual sweetness and more honeyish tones in the finish LegendZH (4) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
optical: dark golden, unfiltered
Nose: smells of wood and honey
Taste: very fruity At the beginning, some honey notes, quickly changes to a sweetish malty taste that lingers long in the mouth. very long time. RobertDale (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, honey, and yeast. Taste is fruit, caramel, honey, spice, and yeast. On the sweet side. Enjoyable. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
"Gold" must not be in reference to the color, as this pours dark copper. Tastes like sweet honey on dark bread. Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
March 2013. Bottle. Aromas of light fruit, malt and honey. Golden yellow with a white head. Flavors are buttery and malty with some sweetness on the finish.
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottled, gold amber color with no head, lots of corn nuts and caramel, nutty syrupy finish daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Brownish pour, off white head. Honey and more honey in this one. Malty, bready notes and honey all over the place! JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Appearance: deep, dark, clear ruby, with a white, bubbly head that lingers aggressively. Aroma: lots of honey, dark grains, chestnuts, brown bread, caramel, cardboard, leather, and a hint of dark fruit. Taste: bock-like malts, with honey, and a hard-to-describe rustic bread note, with honey and a surprising amount of fruit as it warms (peaches, cherries, even citrus); lots of sweet-roasted nuts also. Finish: smooth, slightly crisp, and a little sweet. Notes: The flavor and aroma had a very hard to characterize note of somehow extremely rustic grain, almost like a very rough whole-grain bread. Didn’t particularly love that, but this was a very interesting beer nonetheless. I also wouldn’t really categorize it as a doppelbock, because it’s very different than any doppel I’ve ever hard. More like a rustic farmhouse lager-bock. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Nice honey bock. Strong honey aroma, even stronger honey flavor. A very smooth beer, with a stunning brownish-hued gold color. zebra (2315) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
the honey aroma comes at you as soon as you open the bottle. weird that it says "ale" on the label. i thought bocks were lagers.