Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2004
On tap at Mug’s, NYC: Clear orange with a creamy white head. Malty caramel with orange hops in the nose, Full bodied, starts and ends sweet. Long robust ending. Oakes (19569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
Golden colour with a light sparkle. Big, clean bready malt aroma. Full body, light toastiness and more big bready flavours. Long and very well-balanced. A rival to Hofbrauhaus Maibock. BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Not a bad bock, pours clear and golden, nice white head. Malty nose with a little bit of hops, not overly hoppy. A little less malt than your average bock, but then again it is a pale bock. Pretty enjoyable Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
This brew pours with a clear golden body with an orange tint, topped by a thick white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and slighty hoppy with a nice grapefruit note, yet there’s a slight mustiness. Not much malt for a bock. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with a nice hoppiness. Light to medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 22, 2004
draft: O’Brien’s, San Diego.
Clear yellow color, mildly hoppy nose, some malt and hop in the flavor, fairly simple and nothing to get very excited about. not enough maltiness to it.
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
(Draft: O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA) You see the word "bock" and get excited, but disappointment soon sets in; The Sierra Nevada trademark is evident, resulting in a moderately bitter flavor, but one that isn’t very hoppy; Unfortunately, this disappointing beer is fairly light on the malt with a slight corn flavor, and a base that seems light, thin and generic; The nose is lightly hoppy, but has a "generic lager" aroma overall; Pale golden in color; Off white head has average retention but solid lacing apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Sierra Nevada has a very characteristic taste to it, I think it’s in the hops it uses. This beer didn’t quite fit with that expectation. Mild malts, and even milder hops. Some caramel in the nose. Amber body. Not much head. notalush (5985) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 [draught] I was expecting an overly hopped, ersatz version of a bock - what I got was not quite the case - this was surprisingly sweet, with quite a subdued hop presence (for SN anyway) - grainy, with hints of maple and corn syrup - somewhat thin finish - not the greatest of bocks, but much better than expected. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2004
Tap, Toronado, San Francisco. Malty, cereal, some chlorine, with not much esle to peak of, easy to drink, short finih, watery texture. Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2004
A slightly hoppy version of a bock brew. The typical sierra hop flavor with a lager clarity. I never thought I would try this brew, and I probably won’t try it again.