Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the source. Clear orange yellow color. Aroma of orange peel and raw bread. Taste is very sweet orange. Doesn’t resemble a maibock.
Oakes (14671) - 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 (13517) - 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.
jtclockwork (12846) - , 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.
Ratman197 (12556) - 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.
bu11zeye (12517) - 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 (11855) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11661) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home. Pours brilliantly clear copper with a medium, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate toasted malt melanoidins with light earthy hops and bitterness. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, moderate melanoidins, light earthy hops and bitterness, clean with a sweet finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
hopdog (10731) - 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 (10681) - 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.