bookman10 (719) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light golden yellow. Very grassy aroma. Flavor is crisp and malty, with some background hops. Not my favorite style.
zoucrew102 (794) - - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Grassy malt aroma with notes of caramel malt. Pours golden colored with a decent off white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with grassy malt flavors with a hint of caramel sweetness. Finishes dry with a good malty, but with a slight hop bitterness hop bite that makes it a nice bock. I liked it!
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet and citrus/bannana tastes. The taste was overbearing and unenjoyable. Disapointing.
superspak (3224) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled in 2/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pear/apricot, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malts and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, light pear/apricot, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors with not too much yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good maibock. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Clear amber body with a fuzzy light-beige head that settles to a sudsy collar. Aroma is... weird? Notes of gravy (yes), black peppercorns, toasted cereal grain, heavy flowers & honeycomb, & an overly syrupy sweetness flowing from start to finish... What is going on? Flavor includes excessively sweet & heavy caramel malt, honey, grains, bitter earth, mild florals, & some stale off-notes in the finish, reminding me a bit of wet cardboard. Oxidation maybe? Heavily grainy & dirty finish with an overly sweet honey & caramel thing happening. Strangely fizzy mouth feel. Not good. Surprise, surprise.
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-15-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a medium golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam atop. The head has a good level of retention, fading over a moderate time to leave a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a biscuit smell along with lots of toffee sweetness. Along with these smells are some lighter notes of a more light fruit nature with some pear and apricot mixed within. A little bit of a grassy smell is there as well creating a rather easy going aroma.
Taste – The taste begins as the nose suggested it would with a big biscuit malt taste along with some sweetness of a caramel nature. As the taste advances the caramel transitions more to a toffee like flavor picking up a more buttery taste as it moves on. Along with the toffee comes flavors of fruit of apricot and peach with a little bit of a grainy flavor coming to the tongue as well. With these flavors so too comes some grassy and lightly boozy tastes, which in the end leave a rather malty and big, lightly boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are rather nice for the big malty flavors of the brew making for a rather nice sipping maibock.
Overall – A decent maibock. Nothing too exceptional, but a nice go to when looking for something malty and chewy.
Beerman6686 (5176) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was of grass, pale malt, and light garbage. Falvor was similar, light diacytl but still better than the average atwater.
Mittenator (1561) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with a light head. Corn and sweet floral aromas. Mild upfront, quickly changing to a boozy/sticky mess.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, definite sweet aroma, but not in taste. Typical German tasting brew, great flavors of pale malt, hop and spices. Well balanced, medium body, sweet, smooth hoppy finish.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of bitter and doesn’t have a pleasant aftertaste. Some bread notes. Pours a rich amber/gold with a huge, foamy head.
mikem409 (1782) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear active orange with white head. Biscuit and honey nose, some faint grass. Taste is crisp malty and abv hidden. Finish is slight astringent