pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is metallic and almost like a bloody steak. No head to speak of with a golden color and obvious carbonation as the bubbles rise quickly. Malty, sweet and biting in flavor. Actually tastes nice! Nice balance of hops and malt. Really great poundcake like flavor with nice medium to full body, although the beer is not heavy. Pretty well done beer.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Transparent gold in color with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma is of a dime-a-dozen brewers yeast, corn husks, caramel malts and lemon biscotti. Taste doesn’t spur any complexity, in fact, it looses points. Newly harvested corn on the cob and cornmeal, and grainy with an irking sweetness. Bah.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2006 A light amber colored body. Aroma of maple with some fall leaves, grass and socks. The taste is dry cherries with some walnuts. Finishes a little soapy. I had this one again and got about the same impression. A decent bock.
thegreenrooster (3081) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour is a nice orange with a white head. Aroma is faint hops and malts. Flavor is almost to faint to even get a good rating. Theres malts in there but they do not even stand out. The beer looks great but is blah after that.
wxman (1338) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild malty aroma, golden amber color, moderate head with some lacing. Malty sweet flavor with some hops. Not overly flavorful but quite refreshing, but not really a Maibock IMO - - more like Vienna lager. Palate is clean. Good thirst quencher w/o much alcohol warmth in spite of 6+ ABV.
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous glass ... bronze and bubbly with a big poofy pillow of a head. Sugar-alcohol aroma ... the flavors are initially disappointingly faint ... but the more you go, the more it settles ... very light caramel malt, a hint of the alcohol, and an overall well-balanced brew. I’d say it’s a pretty decent blonde bock.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark straw pour fluffy white head that laces the edges of the glass. Aroma is sweet malts with caramel overtones. Not really a whole lot of aroma. Caramel flavor and not much else going on with this one a little sweet on the finish. Very carbonated for a bock I thought. It is drinkable but just nothing great..
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow with a big white head. Aroma and flavor are a little sweet and malty. But seem pretty similar to BMC
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Mild caramel malted nose. Very mild aroma. Transparent copper color with vitrually no head. Caramelly, buttered popcorn notes turning roasted and cereal-like---cheerios. Yup, lots of cheerios in this to finish. Kinda bland. Blegh.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At least it’s better than Shiner’s offering... slightly weak malt masks a weak caramel sort of flavor. Interesting, but only as interesting as Pauly Shore was.