TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Konttori, Tampere. Deep golden color, small white head. Sweetish fruity and flowery aroma. Hints of honey and pear. Medium-bodied. Crisp. Fruity bitter, pear, apple flavor with light fruity hoppyness. Too sweet for me. Summer maibock!
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Well its not retired, back from the dead after 3 years. Gold pour. I mean seriously gold. Smell is a hint oxidized, sweet grain. Flavor is graineir for a maibock but still dry with peppy hops
mcberko (8421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Nose is very wheaty and dry, with some herbal notes, wheat and grass. Flavour brings out light herbal notes, grassy hops, and hay. Super refreshing and hoppy, with just enough herbal grassiness. A superior maibock for sure.
olio (7088) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (7%) @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours clear golden color with a medium sized head. Grainy and a bit sweet malty aroma, some hay and mild toffee notes too. Sweetish toffee on flavor too, grainy notes, some pale malts and subtle dried fruits. Slick palate with a bitter bite at the end. Lingering sweet aftertaste with subtle warming alcohol. Gets even sweeter towards the end. A very nice and clean Heller Bock.
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Konttori, Tampere. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet maltiness, bread and grassy bitterness. Flavour of extremely smooth maltiness, grassy bitterness, some cream, herbs and mild citrusy notes. Alcohol warms a bit. Brilliant. One of the best heller bocks out there.
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As pale bocks go, this is wonderful. Malt is VERY strong in both aroma and flavor, and ever so slightly sweet. Nice honey color. My appreciation for Ayinger’s offerings continues to grow; their weissbiers are possibly my favorites in that style (even after visiting Mu:nchen and trying quite a few), and who can deny the quality of their Celebrator doppelbock? The Maibock is a winner as well...it’s hard to imagine it being much better than this, at least for what I look for in pale bocks (bearing in mind that I am partial to ales, not lagers). Note: my numeric ratings are compared ONLY to other pale bocks.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Astonishing. Incredibly gorgeous to look at, with a wonderful solid-gold medium body and rich-looking cream-colored head. The aroma is incredible, I can’t begin to describe it, full of malt and acidic fruit flavors; and the flavor is almost too much on top of that. Ultra-malty, as malty as the Optimator I had yesterday, but with just a bit of lightness and fruitiness to keep it from being too heavy; and alcohol is nowhere present. Perhaps too quick a finish, but a world-class beer from a world-class brewere nonetheless.
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has some corn and grains, but not much else to it for me. Feels a bit heavy, with a muddled grainy taste that doesn’t make for a drinkable beer. Meh.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Tap] Golden pour with a pillowy white head. Aromas of sweet grains, light peppercorns and bready malts. Tasting notes of sweet malts, light floral flavors and dry grasses. What made this beer for me was the amazingly clean nature of it. Almost every other maibock seems a little unrefined and unbalanced in comparison.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2003 An absolutely delicious and oddly unusual beer! This may well be the best damn Ayinger beer I've had yet. Gorgeous looking and surprisingly sweet. I MUST have this again.
RERATE: Sweetness hides the alcohol content extremely well. Once again, stellar! Thanks Hopsrus.