Dominion Big Thaw Bock - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev -12.3%
Served in Chalice
A. A very filtered copper orange. 1 inch head fades to a soapy build up on top.
S. Little citrusy notes from the hops and little pear notes. Not as fragrant as I would like in a beer.
T. Bitterness from hops leads to pear like flavor then to the barley malts.
M. Kind of creamy very light easy drinking.
O. Pretty refreshing beer for the season. When i think of bocks I think of the smoky dark hearty beer. This is a style i'd like to dabble in!
04-28-2012 05:26:18 | More by msh4k3
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
Bottled: 01/16/12; Poured in a pint glass.
A - One inch off-white creamy head with decent retention; Orange hued amber in color with a semi-hazy appearance and some floating sediment; Spotty lacing left behind
S - Notes of clove, esters, sweet citrusy lemon, and floral/spicy hops - nice invitation to take a sip
T - Lots of yeasty and fresh baked bread flavors accompanied by cereal and grains, esters, lemon zest, and a bit of spice; Aftertaste consists of lingering yeast and spice flavors; Alcohol briefly pokes through towards the beginning of the taste, but then disappears for good
M - Carbonation is a bit below moderate; Medium bodied; Finish is a bit dry
O - This beer seemed like a good choice for a day like today - chilly in the morning with comfortable warmth coming in the afternoon. This particular maibock wasn't one to break any ground, but it's certainly very drinkable and refreshing, and a solid brew to go along with the young Spring season.
04-07-2012 15:24:05 | More by TechTriumph
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
Off tap at the Washington Dulles airport (concourse A, for the curious) this beer was a clear, 24k gold with a little rising carbonation. The one finger of white head retained itself as a delicate but firm collar. The aroma was of caramel malt, boozy alcohol, dry grains and slightly floral hops. Upon tasted it I detected sweet malt, caramel malt, biscuits, some diacetyl, floral hops and a hint of both herbal and citrus hops. The hoppy finish at the end was stronger than I expected and it threw me off, almost as though it had been influenced by a West Coast IPA. The mouthfeel was good, the body was medium and the carbonation light.
03-25-2012 18:17:25 | More by thekevlarkid
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a little red tint. A two finger head forms on top, made up of small bubbles. Decent retention, leaving behind ringlets of thin lacing.
S: Toasted grain and bready malt with a little bit of citrus mixed in. A little bit of grass and a floral component.
T: Some bready malt initially, a little bit of citrus follows - some lemon peel, grass, and floral hops. Some light fruit as well - banana.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Would not guess it was 7.5%.
O: Solid beer, not spectacular, but pretty good. Would drink again.
03-23-2012 01:37:43 | More by mdaschaf
4.22/5 rDev +15.6%
Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.
A: Pure orange hue with a HUGE 3-finger white head that lasts forever leaving a great trail all the way down the glass. The head ends in a very persistent thick lace.
S: Hoppy floral aroma with a malty bock background.
T: Slightly sweet pilsner malt taste with a hoppy floral mix. Starts off crisp and finishes slightly dry.
M: Slighty strong and boozy. Medium body and heavy carbonation
O: This was a really good Maibock. It was a great balance between the hops and malt and had enough alcohol to make it interesting.
10-18-2011 00:22:51 | More by ckollias
3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
I poured this nice beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees and it produced a nice big off white head. The beer smelled like bread and was a nice hay color. There was a slight hop note but not too bad and the beer was thick tasting. The beer also had good lacing. I will buy again.
10-04-2011 21:36:19 | More by Minkybut
3.1/5 rDev -15.1%
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Peculiar thing was that the bottle was a twist-off but the caps weren't....weird. Purchased from Harris Teeter, Washington DC.
Appearance: Fine, golden color with nice medium head that rose about two inches and stuck around for a good while.
Smell: Not much going on here; maybe some orange peel mixed with some vague malt notes.
Taste: Honestly a little bland. The flavor intensity is not where it should be in respect to the alcoholic content and therefore taste a little minerally. Almost like drinking a Pelegrino with vodka.
Mouthfeel: A little more alcoholic than expected which comes through on the mouthfeel.
Overall an ok beer but I would not purchase again. Too many other great choices.
06-10-2011 01:04:39 | More by dyoung3
4.4/5 rDev +20.5%
A- Golden straw color with a touch of an orange hew to it. Pure white head about a fingers worth and it disappears quick.
S- Has a citrus fruity smell covered with a unique blend of malts and hops. But nothing really seems to strong or week. Very well balanced.
T- Toasted malt and citrus fruits with just a soft bitterness on the finish from the hops.
M- Has a thick creamy texture with a smooth soft finish.
O- This is a very nice beer. Very drinkable for me. Pick this one up next time you're out.
05-23-2011 02:18:23 | More by stckhndlr
3.33/5 rDev -8.8%
12oz bottle poured into HotD tulip.
A- Light, clear orange with a thick, large bubbled off-white head.
S- citrus and sweet fruit.
T- Sweet malts and wheat.
D- A touch sticky, but pretty smooth.
O- My first try with Dominion. Not bad, maibock isn't my favorite, this is a decent brew.
05-12-2011 05:29:34 | More by HuskyinPDX
Dominion Big Thaw Bock from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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