orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours hazy brown with a one and a half finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of bready wheat, toffee and caramel sweetness, some light fruitiness and some mildly toasted grains. A simple nose with very little going on.
T - Starts off exactly like the nose suggests with the chewy wheat and mild sweetness and not much else. The fruitiness and the toasted grain round things out but are more bit players. Finish is much like the start, chewy sweetness, combining with some warming booze to linger on the palate after each sip.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Chewy, sweet feel from start to finish makes it pretty easy to consume but it does pack a bit of a punch.
O - This is by no means a bad bock, I actually think it is pretty good. However, these bock’s just don’t excite me anymore. With the exception of a few here and there they all seem to be identical. Nice to try but on to the next one.
matty (399) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear red/copper color with a white head that disappears extremely quick. No foam at all. Very sweet malt aroma with just a touch of hops. Sweet taste with a bit of roastedness. The roasted flavor lingers in the finish. At 8.2%, it’s well hidden. Very good brew!