RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
This spring time brew contains a sturdy German hop profile that gives it inherent spiciness that leads to a crisp, dry, fresh finish to balance the sweet malt character.

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jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle in sixer from Jewel. I was worried about this one because it was 6 months old. No problem. Pours a dark amber with a decent head. Smells of caramel and yeast. Flavors include caramel, yeast, a bit of wheat and leaves your mouth coated with a caramelly aftertaste. Very nice.

amee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2007
I’m overall not a fan of Bock styles but this is a good one. Sweet, but enough bitterness to even it out. spicy and roasty.

RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Attractive amber pour with a robust off-white head. The nose has touches of roasted caramel malt and a hint of fruitiness. Flavor begins with sweet roasted caramel and toffee...but not overly sweet. light alcohol notes. My sample had intermittant but faint hints of mustiness, or was that the earthy hopping...hard to tell. Decent enough brew.

porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 27, 2007
(Bottled in 3/07 via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>EithCubes, thanks Mike!) Not bad t’all...Pours darkish bronze/amber with three fingers of biscuit head. Aroma of bread, vanilla, licorice and caramel. Mouthfeel quite full, fairly smooth. Light traces of lacing. Flavor is kind of thick maltiness, notes of licorice and caramel throughout, with a small hit of bitter in finish. Pretty nice!

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Nice pour, an orange/copper body with steady bubbling and a tall off-white head that does intricate lacing as it recedes. It has a sweet, toasty malt aroma with touches of caramel and apple along with a subdued earthiness. Nice bread & caramel flavor with some earthy bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Okay.

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vyvvy (6734) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Pours cloudy bronze with a creamy tan head. The aroma has sweet toasted caramel malt with a bit of tobacco and cream. Medium / thin body with a good amount of soft carbonation. The flavor beings with musty caramel and woody / peppery notes. The finish is sharp, sour and medicinal. This could be an old bottle, there is not date listed on it. If I can rerate with a known fresh bottle I will in the future.

WolfsBlood84 (183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Sample of 12 oz. - Pours a nice reddish/copperish color with an off-white head. Aroma is of sweet malt, fruit. and fucking garbage. Gross! Taste is much better though. Malty, fruit, raisins, earth, wood, etc... That’s ok.

Hangover (1142) - oxford, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Amber/copper pour with a nice sized tan head. Malty aroma, grain, nuttiness and some alcohol. Very earthy taste with more grains, wood, some sweet notes and a bit of fruit. Medium bodied. Finish is long, bitter and some hops come out. Not complex but nicely balanced.

JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Thanks to bbb63 for this one. It pours an amber color and has a nice malty nose. the flavor is slightly sweet. It’s simple, straightforward and a good brew on a hot day.

jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Draft. Amber body with small head. Strong aroma of grain, toasted malts, nuts. Also notes of sweet caramel, apple. The flavor is malty sweet and bready. Slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body and slightly sticky texture. Interesting and enjoyable.

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