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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A bock beer with a beautiful, deep golden hue. Very smooth, this beer has great depth of character, and is an excellent beer to celebrate the end of winter and beginning of spring. Available February through April.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2348) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery, pours a dark golden/orange with an off white head and some lacing, aroma is sweet with caramel and some molasses, flavor has a sweet front end with a finish of caramel, not terrible.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whitebear (41) - - APR 30, 2012
A dark gold to light amber with little to no head retention. Aroma is of light floral. Taste is a medium maibock with lingering spice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
Sweetish, cakey malt aroma with some light vanilla and a little twang. Pours a bright orange, with a thin nearly-white head. Good label and cap, twistoff longneck. Nice, even bitterness, not very sweet, maybe a wee bit of brine to it. Medium body, a tad on the light side -- or perhaps that’s just the impression that it gives because it is a clean-drinking brew. A woody-bitter finish. This would be a good barbeque beer -- it’s just a good ’with food’ brew. ABC, Betton.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5709) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
Tallahassee, FL - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium copper, light off-white head. Slightly sweet aroma, hints of caramel, a touch of molasses. Flavor is full-bodied and sweet in just the right way. Pick up some nutty notes, a bit of caramel, hints of chocolate, finish of molasses. Mouthfeel is smooth. Overall, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wingzing85 (8) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2012 does not count
Nice clear amber red color with a decent head with very little lacing. A balanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (961) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a clear light orange color with a small white head. Smells of honey, caramel, and flowers. Aroma is pretty much the same, with some grassiness. Easily drinkable. Body is at best medium with noticeable carbonation. This has a clean finish which makes me want to come back for more. Very good, but it didn’t make me say WOW.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Chicagio (5) - - APR 9, 2012 does not count
Solid spring beer. Fresh but definitely malt enough to know you’re drinking something with body.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (491) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2012
Very smooth finishing beer. Light refreshing taste. Great balance. Very drinkable and light. Good session beer, even if it lacks some character.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermeister (13) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Out of a bottle. Creamy head and firm dark rich body. Very smooth, enjoyable hop balance. Nice finish. Great seasonal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Aroma is slightly perfumed bread, grainy malts and light bananas. The flavor is malts, fruit, mild sweetness and a tart finish.


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