heemer77 (5078) - 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 (3056) - 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 (1325) - OíFallon, 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 (5459) - 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. Iíd say itís 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 (1511) - 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 (3211) - 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 itís better than Shinerís offering... slightly weak malt masks a weak caramel sort of flavor. Interesting, but only as interesting as Pauly Shore was.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Letís start with the fact that this wasnít a bock. Didnít smell, look, or taste like one so I donít know what they were thinking. Poured golden with next to no head. Aroma was one of those strange things you donít want to smell before drinking. Tasted a lot like a almost pale ale.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at Peoria Intíl Beer Festival. Ah, so this a maibock. I tought for a second the rep was pouring me the wrong beer. Pale gold with a small head. Straw aroma - and thatís about it. Fruity esters in the flavor initially, with lots of grains (wheat), hay, and some ginger. WAY too carbonated, nearly burningly so. Ick.