kto (1573) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 7, 2017 ajolly2 (129) - USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde appearance, white head. I found the aftertaste very dry, but not so metallic as to be off-putting. Definitely some caramel and grain in the nose, but the smell is best described as follows: the backwash at the bottom of a bottle that’s been sitting out in the sun for a few days. The aroma is tricky for me: it’s enjoyable at the same time as it’s stale (if that makes sense). I enjoyed the beer on the palate. I taste caramel and something fruity. Overall it’s not bad at all, quite enjoyable actually. I’d try anything from 1492 twice. (Got it from Whole Foods. Bottle)
0.5l bottle from eurospar at salzburg hbf. pours a clear golden with a medium head. mild aroma of caramel, leafy hops, some alcohol. flavour of biscuit, honey, dried pears. quite sweet and fruity. Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only. gripweed57 (2872) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2017
From old tasting notes. Previously called Stiegl Columbus Golden Bock. Deep brassygold color with a big foamy whitish, yellow head. Sweet toasted malt nose. Toasted malt flavor upfront with an underlying sweetness. Mildly bitter hops in middle. Bitter hop finish. Good balance and full bodied. Very flavorful. harrisoni (19348) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2017
On tap at Old Red Cow Smithfield. Clear dark gold. Lasting white head. Some butter. Not great. Its a little pukey. Some lemon. Not good. Wendigo (678) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2016
0.5l bottle. Malty aroma, hops, caramel and light alcohol notes. Clear golden color, white head. Malty and hopy taste, light caramel, medium bitter. Medium body, thick texture, average carbonation and hopy, medium bitter finish. Good.
PowY (1043) - AUSTRIA - NOV 11, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Rather mild malty aroma with some fruity notes. Full oily body with a low carbonation. Medium to heavy sweetness with a bitter finish. The flavor is malty, cane sugar, dried fruits, apples, pear. Sebilinz (2626) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle. Clear light amber body with white large lasting head. Aroma is malts, caramel and biscuits.Taste is nearly the same but with some honey. Aftertaste is nice balanced. tricksta_p (5167) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma of sweetish grainy malt, straw, apples, sugary, metallic notes, stale hops. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and light to moderate bitter. Some noticeable alcohol. Body is medium. Not very good, just a lot of sweetish malts. Erzengel (9540) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2015
*Old rating. best before 10.04.12. 2011er Edition. Nettes karamellig-dunkles Bier. Rund und frisch, rund und tief. Lecker und rund. JK (6296) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2015
2008 vintage, which I did not see on the bottle until i opened it. Green bottle with a twist off cap. It is showing its age with low carbonation and moderate oxidation. Nontheless, Good caramel flavor, leather, malt that is sweet and old hops. With age this is a lot like an aged English ale. I won’t blame Stiegl for the age, but I will blame them for the green bottle. I would be happy to give it another try. I enjoyed sipping on it as it is, but I am sure it would be vastly different when fresh.