philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 Saxer Brewing Company--Bock
1998 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV.
2000 12 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear bright copper red color. Smooth malt flavor is rich and tasty. Not strong on A flavor but smooth tasty and flavorful. Sampled 4/18/2000.
2002 12 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear rich golden color. Light crisp floral fruit malt hop front. Very smooth rich mild caramel body. Creamy buttery notes. Sweet smooth and rich through malty mild hop balanced end. Smooth rich Bock. Sampled 4/14/2002.
Saxer Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Saxer Bock--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV. 24 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear thin crisp amber color. Light head & lace. Mild floral malt hop front. Smooth clean body. Crisp mild sweet caramel malt flavor. Clean balanced mild hop end. Toned down but tasty. Sampled 4/29/2003. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Bottle 12oz. Dark hazy amber with small white head. Medium sweet malty aroma. Medium body. Complex flavor of malt and spices with small bitter and alcohol bite finish. Above average bock. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 8, 2005
Pours a medium amber, very clear, with a small white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel, brown sugar, and some yeast. Taste starts sweet with some nice caramel malts finishing with a light spiced hop finish. Really a decent bock, i’m not sure how long this will continue to be produced. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is a lot of brown sugar and apple. Pours a transparent amber with a fizzy off-white head that diminishes quickly. Taste is pretty much like the aroma, brown sugar, cinnamon, and apple. Cinnamon apple comes on a little stronger in the finish and leaves a moderate apple aftertaste. xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Came home from work, had this in the fridge for a fews days waiting. Opened it up, the nose didnt have anything to perk my attention. But i gotta say, i did a double take on the first taste. Very damn good micro brew. Deep malty goodness that I always look forward to in a beer, but did not expect from this run-of-the-mill beer i picked up from major chain grocery store. I gotta hand it to Pyramid for giving my taste buds happy memories.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Whats up with the goat/shovel/bucket/barrel/wheat/artichoke/mint leaf craziness going on with the label? It might be an encoded call to communist revolution, but we in the USA (USA! USA!) may never know. Overall a good bock, nice color and a little cloudy with a decent head. The malt is powerful, but this is good to me. Warming for cold wintry nights on the high seas. Yarrrgh AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Cloudy, orangey, amberey, yellow-red color. Nice and cloudy. Malts are a little fruity and sweet, sort of overpowering the hops. I agree with everything Jine said. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Amber. Nose is malty, bit of caramel, some fruit. Same flavor, good malty notes but not a huge amount going on. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottled. Pours a deep amber with ruby hues. Translucent. Small white head. Nose is malt, light fruit, light caramel and a hint of light smoke. Taste is fruity and malty with light caramel. Body is medium and smooth. Finish is more malt and caramel with light smoke. Not too bad! SpringsLicker (3613) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2004
A tall off white head sits on top of this richly colored amber brew.
A little yeast and a little hops in the aroma, but needs a bit more malt aroma.
The flavor is smooth and sweet, but again needs much more maltyness to be a real Bock beer. Might pass this off as a good Vienna or some other kind of Amber Lager. Very drinkable, tasty beer, just not a Bock.