beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a solid haze of dark caramel copper with a very thin white head that fades to a thin ring and retains lots of stringy lace. One mighty fine looking Maibock! Smell is subdued dark fruits of raisin, fig, plum, and a slight sense of toffee. Taste is more of the same but much more improved upon fron the smell as it has a large variety of dark fruits, pale plum and raisin, with a mellow smooth toffeeness rendering it with a candied caramel, slightly sweet and finishes with a slight zip of tangyness. Feel is super silky smooth, light to medium body and goes down very easy, so much so its drinkablitiy is fantastic. Very good stuff. Although I think the ABV might be kinda high cuz this stuff went right to my head.
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Deep molasses-apple nose, beautiful dark cherry color, huge sweet brown sugar in the initial flavor, sweet herbs...quite thick, with some vanilla and anise towards the end. Too sweet for many I’d expect, but I loved it.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a little head. Very malt aroma with a boat load of fuit. I found this quite odd, but then the taste cleared that up. More malt but the odd flavor seemed to be lemon and/or orange. Never had a bock like this before, but it was quite tasty. Sweet, but tasty.
bluemooner (554) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is rich fruit and wheat. Flavor is a lot of sweet fruit, berries and citrus with hints of toffee and sugary wheat. Medium body with soft carbonation and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Great brew.
portableparty (1598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler pour. Pour is clear copper with a sticky off white head that showed some lacing. Aroma is sweet spiced malt and faint bitterness. Taste is sweet and malty with a nice fruit and spice taste going on. Palate is medium and sticky and finishes dry. Solid, I like!
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at pub. Deep amber with small head. Nice sweet citrus taste. Nice mouth feel.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange Coloring. Frothy Head. Orange Soda Flavor...Hops...Very Smooth. Not too Bad, but not my Favorite.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Amber body. Nose-floral hops with a little citrus. Taste-light citrus, dry leaf/sake like note, floral hops. Sweetness from the malt is kept well in check. Nicely done.
DalzAle (1738) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pour thanks to portableparty. Clear dark amber pour, good carbonation and a sweet malty aroma. Flavor is caramelly malt, sweet brown sugar and slightly dry on the aftertaste. A very good maibock, but not Barley John’s best offering.
auerbrau (2953) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. Weak wafts of rich berry. Flavors are dominated by sugary wheat and some blackberry. This is a Maibock! I love that crisp, clean sweet sugary smack and finish. Nice brew!