Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dull light amber colour. Bready aroma with a hint of peppery alcohol. Flavour is much the same...it’s a fairly simple beer really. Now, maibock is supposed to be a two note beer, which is one of the reasons I don’t much care for it. There are two things I think maibocks should do - one is balance off the two elements. This beer does that. The spiciness and dryness of the alcohol is a great foil for what would otherwise be a fairly syrupy beer. The other thing I want is beautifully extracted malts. That’s a bit trickier. Lord knows I can’t do it myself. But Andechs, Ayinger...those Bavarian guys can. That’s why they are the masters.
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma is roast caramel. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavor is medium caramel with very mild hop. Kind of herby grassy hop. Pretty good beer.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, sweaty socks, and caramel. Flavor of toasted grain, caramel, grass, and honey.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-12oz bottle-pours an off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is light/medium malt, secondary herbal hops. Taste is sweet light/medium malt, secondary herbal hops with some bite.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Victor’s tasting at Paul’s. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of pine, pale and sweet malts and light hops. Toasted malt finish. Medium body.
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, honey, and lightly fruity. Tastes of biscuit, caramel, same light fruitiness and a touch of spices.
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I had it side-by-side with a Hacker Pschorr Maibock, and it didn’t hold a candle. It has a super buttery malt bill.
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jewedekind for this. I love Maibocks, and this is my second of 2005. Pours copper, with a good sized white head. Aroma of malt, some hops, apricot, floral esters. Tastes malty, with a solid honey/caramel element backed up with that great bockish finish. Smooth and oh-so-drinkable. Yeah man!
JorisPPattyn (8440) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big-bubbled orange-golden beer with a small, off-white head. Rather alcoholic nose, and a bit grassy. Alcohol-drenched pale malts. Actually, this is only marginally nicer than a malt liquor. Taste is better, however again, alcohol-characterized. Toasted & cookie malts, again a bit grassy. Some addition of corn? Warming up, I seem to get something as dry-spiced honey. Slick MF, alcohol warming, ethanol feel. Human sweat in the aftertaste. Leaves to be desired. This is as much a malt liquor than as a Bock. Someone from Weihenstephan ought to look into this one. Danke, DavidA.