TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Drafting Room in Spring House. Pours a translucent golden with a bubbly with head that left just a bit of lacing and went away quickly. Aroma of citrus, spices, banana and caramel. Flavor of various grains, malt, slight bitterness and grapefruit. Not really what I expected from a Bock but decent.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden colour with a white head. Malty, fruity and light sweet aroma with a vague alcohol note. Malty and sweet flavor with a light alcohol finish.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
04.29.06 TAPNY Excellent pale malt presence like a suped-up pils with more caramel and biscuit flavors. Noble earth, dried herbs and spice aroma and taste. Full body is soft with fine effervescence. Rockin.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Hazy yellow colour with a huge white head. Yeasty, light citrus, caramel, spicy aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall white head, clear golden colour. Smells of sweet nothings. Tastes like a taco(oddly enough.) Rather nice really.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light golden color with a creamy white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor of sweet mait with some light grain and grass in the end.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 5/30/06. Initial off-white head is half a finger in height but fairly quickly recedes to a ring. Liquid has a medium-high to high clarity and is a deep pilsener-gold with strong pencil-yellow tints. The nose is strongly hopped, with soft, very fresh hallertauers creating a green, hop flower-like fuzziness that spreads out on the nose, backed by lightly sweet, vanilla creme malts. Honey and very light caramel are fluffy and quite deep, while the bock yeast is crisp on the end, with light breadiness as well. The hops add a light crispness as well from the spiciness. Strength is medium to medium-high, with no alcohol apparent. No phenols that I can find, seemingly quite well lagered, with minimal ester activity as well. The flavor is startling and wonderfully unique. Like a double helles, it’s alive with crisp yeast and honey-like pils malts. Light minerals, as if it’s brewed in Dortmund or Munich, allowing the hops to be poignant on the end, but only light in flavor through the middle. Fluffy, creamy malts are sweet and only minor breadiness creeps in. But the yeast wisks it off on the finish and provides a snappy ending. Fair amount of carbonation, providing a zestiness and keeping the mouthfeel vibrant. No alcohol. Clean, hoppy, well-malted but also well-attenuated and just a brilliant yeast, without being overyeasted.
joergen (18815) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts, fruits and spices.
Flavour of malts, spices and hops.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the VA Beer Festival, Norfolk, VA. Golden pour with a small white head. Sweet, grassy nose with a malty biscuit backbone. Flavor is lightly sweet, with more biscuit, a touch of brown sugar and just a hint of lemony citrus. Medium body with a somewhat lively mouthfeel. Very good!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep blond- gold moslty clear with a bit of haze and a nice lasting fluffy thin white head. Good lace. Aroma is thick sweet bready and caramel malts and just a touch of spicy almost zesty hops in the background. Bready pils malt, sharp carapils type sweetness, and maybe some light munich for added sweetness and breadiness. Light herbal spicy finish and clean overall. Nice full body and mouthfeel. Great Maibock.