bu11zeye (11740) - 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.
Oakes (11031) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - 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.
bhensonb (9828) - 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.
Ratman197 (8484) - 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.
hopdog (8225) - 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.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, 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.
DocLock (7198) - 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!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden copper color with a full head. Sweet malty aroma leading into a flavor lightly balanced with soft carbonation. The finish is mellow with a noble hoppiness. Not very complex but still enjoyable.
Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a clear lighter amber with a medium white head that receded to a splotchy pool... cool white firey effect at the bottom of the glass. Nose was of toasted caramel, darker berries, and more malty sugars. Flavor was of toasty caramel apples (ok.. quite light on the apple there), berries, twigs, and some honey toward the backend. Very smooth and lighter-bodied on the palate... crisp caramel blended well with the berries. Refreshing and quite tasty!