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RATINGS: 243   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.


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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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (114) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
A very nice springtime beer. Some hops on nose, citrus, but also toasty bread. Flavors of bread, barley, and a little caramel on the palate. Finishes clean with a nice little bit of hop character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (158) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. A doughy, buttery biscuit-like aroma comes off the pour. This subsides a bit and is joined by a light citrus and peach fruitiness. I was also able to pick up some light vanilla notes, and something that resembled dutch apple pie. A hint of a floral quality comes through late as well as a buttery caramel syrup. The beer pours a clear golden orange with a soft, off-white head that reduces to a dishwater thin layer by the end; it does leave an average lacing along the glass. The taste is a medium sweetness with a light / medium-light roasty bitterness that appears only at the finish. The medium bodied beer has an average amounts of soft carbonation (maybe a bit on the flat side) that helps the thinner texture to have a bit of a creamy quality to it. The mouth is mostly a fruity, juicy sweetness a mild roasted nut and grassy finish. There’s a touch of dryness right at the finish, but the aftertaste is mostly juicy - a very light, mellow grassy and resin aftertaste ends up being mostly a mild buttered biscuit taste after awhile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9061) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, toasted malt and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerKurve (432) - - JUN 22, 2013
Dark Golden with a mild haze and a thin, filmy yet creamy looking head. Nose consists of yeasts, caramel, malts and biscuit notes. Flavor is yeasts, barley, malty sweetness and a slight caramel taste. Body is light and creamy; Carbonation is very mild. A Simple, easy to drink beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Yellow-amber with a white head. Aroma is grain. Flavor is grain and sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
Thanks to Dad. Although it is pretty good stuff, I think it may be a little too sweet and chewy at the end when it warms up a bit. Serving: Bottle

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zgaier (1185) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a golden with a white head and aroma of malt. Taste is of malt, grains, caramel, and bread notes with a bitter, medium finish. Not very flavorful or enjoyable

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jjgmd (1228) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a clear yellow golden color. Nose is very flat . Taste is grainy and astringent. Very little to no flavor. Bring back the ales !! Quaff Score 3 / 10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilnatp (509) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tap. Orange pour. Aroma of caramel, wheat. Slight bitter. Decent medium body. A slight banana and spice after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (252) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Faint aroma of caramel and malt. Clean burnt orange appearance with quickly disepating head. Nice crunchy flavor of sweet malt, with hints of toffee and caramel. Slight bitter finish that lingers.


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