BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Desert Ridge Phoenix. So Iím not sure why this beer hasnít been rated higher...I really enjoyed it. Remember, the objective of the restaurant/brewery is for you to drink/spend more. This beer definitely had me askiní for a second and third!!! 24 karat with a nectarine tint, this beer supported a 1/2 inch eggshell head. Sugary aroma and caramel taste that includes hints of roasted nuts and just enough citrus-laden hops for balance. Solid.
Tmoney99 (11473) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Orlando brewpub. Poured clear dark amber color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted nutty malty aroma. Medium body with little carbonation. Medium balanced toasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew that met my expectations.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Brewpub, Columbus
hazy gold, fine dirty white head, lots of drippy lace,
sweet candy malt aroma with light earthy hops,
lots of sweet malt flavor, malt candy on a stick, light balancing bitterness,
all about the sweet candy malt and they do a good job of it
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Dogbrick (8973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Columbus location. This beer is a mostly clear yellow/gold color with a medium thin and short-lived off-white head. Spotty lacing. Caramel, citrus and mild hops in the nose. Light-bodied and moderately carbonated with flavors of toasted malt, fruit and hops. The finish is soft with sweet malt and leaves a light spicy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Columbus brew pub: Pours a clear gold with no head. Aroma, light bready malts, some fruits, mostly citrus. Flavor, sweet, light caramel malts, some herbal notes, light citrus notes. Pretty solid.
shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/28/2007: BJís Maibock... Golden-orange color with dense lacing. Has a moderate level of carbonation made of tiny bubbles. Aroma and flavor have toasted malt, creamy citrus (tangerine/clementine). Mild to moderate level of bitterness and some alcohol in the flavor as well. Medium-full body. Smooth and creamy on the palate. This is a very drinkable Maibock.
Draught sample at BJís Restaurant Brewhouse in Columbus, Ohio. Rating #4 for this beer...
POD (198) - USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap seasonal at brewhouse in Polaris, OH. Golden color with lots of bubbles. Slight white bubbly head. Not much aroma other than faint sweet hops. Flavor was light and sweet hops. Alchohol was well hidden. Finish went from sweet to bitter for a refreshing ending. Iíd order it again.
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ BJís Westminster poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of carmel, light fruitiness and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, fruitiness and a hint of nuts with a crisp bittersweet finish.
Ernest (6516) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Body is light yellow.
moderately malty (cookie, bread, grain),
lightly hoppy (herbs).
lightly sweet, lightly bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation.