Prufrockstar (2133) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Draft at source. Clear pale pour, small head. Candy sweetness on the nose. Caramel, bread, and light floral notes. Sweet with short pleasant floral finish. Medium+ body, average carbonation. Overall: I don’t really know this style as well as I should, but this is pleasant enough. Listigovers (1278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Light grainy aroma. Clear golden beer. Taste is very dry malt and medium+ body. Wet grain flavour, slight heat, meh. Iphonephan (7199) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2016
16 oz pour at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Bready nose. Flavors of sweet caramel malt. Short crisp finish. Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours a clear orange gold, not much of a head of foam; despite that, thar be lacing.
Big bready notes in the smell. I also get some caramel and a spicy note or 2.
The semi sweet caramel mixed with a bready malt dominates. The spicy kick I mentioned in the smell doesn’t appear in the taste but it is not needed. Makes this beer more authentic to the style.
Medium body and carbonation.
Good interpretation of the style. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2013
On tap. Dark golden with a white ring . Malty taste with dark bready notes.
VertBaconStrips (2395) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - OCT 25, 2009
Review from either late summer 2008 or mid spring 2009, reviewed on my parents deck and somewhat shared with my pops (who I could tell wasn’t too fond of it).douglas88 (9572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Poured out a clear and attractive copper brew, creamy light tan cap and amazing permanent lacing. The aroma has a great robust roasted malt front... tons of malts really. Early on the malts are almost pungent (it weakens), nice balanced sweetness from the malts, maybe even a faint smoke quality. Background nectarine and other citrus - these citrusy hops take away some of the bite of the large roasted character. The depth of flavour and it goes from roast to deep roast to dark earthy roast with a hint of peat. Somehow, with all this thick flavour, the malts are not really that rich - a richness that can kill a bock for me. Mild bitterness, a bit of fruit, light peppery spice, slight alcohol (perfect amount). Especially early on, the malts had such amazing depth, such a range of flavours that I was not sure if I liked it. But the incredible range and depth won me over very fast. Smooth, perfect. Short lived spice on the finish, tons of roasted malts. Veers from the standard bock recipe and that is why I like it so much. This beer is awesome.
On tap at the 2009 NABA. Pours a deep amber color with a medium white head. The aroma was biscuits, light malts and caramel. A sweet earthy flavor, lots of caramel, and a large earthy malt. Easygoing and tasty. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Tap at the brewery. Wet veggies, biscuit and cherry cordial aroma. Olivey, chocolate chip cookie flavor, nicely complex, with lots of rich munich character. Not a bad effort. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of sweet caramel, some light earthy hints, pepper. Tastes of caramel, tea, some citrus. TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottled: Pours a amber color with white head. Smells of tons of malts, with some fruity notes. Tastes of malts and fruits, with maybe some caramel.