pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. This is by far my favorite Church Brew concoction! What a great Maibock! Smooth as silk as it slithers across the tongue and down the throat with that great sweet malt flavor and a slight hop bitterness and nose, but certainly, this one is about the malt. I love the texture of this beer and the flavors of oranges, pineapple, and some other great stuff that I can’t even try to explain. Some sweet dough flavors in there somewhere. I really liked this beer and can’t wait to stop in again before it is gone for the summer!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden orange brew with no foam.
Nose is sweet and earthy at the same time.The hops are present but noteaming HHOOPPSS.Smooth.Taste is more malty and sweet,in fact very malty.Good mouthfeel but very sweet.Thanks to TAR.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, short ring of head, some lacing. A very malty brew, mostly sweet - caramel toffee, toasty bread, fruity. Minimal hops at the end - the sweetness continues on, uninterupted.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color, starts somewhat sweet with caramel then some nice hop flavors come into play quickly and stay. Light-medium bodied with a flowery nose. Thanks for thinking of me Drew.
TAR (2627) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coppery peach. Creamy, yet loosly-packed, light caramel ring. Mineral, toast, and lots of caramel in the nose. Butter, fusel alchol, and spicy hops underneath. Quite grainy and sweet. Soft, fluffy carbonation. Slippery body. Starts with subdued hop spice and overstated, unclean alcohol. Butter toffee and toasted malts flood the palate with sweetness as faint notes of yeast poke through. Toasted pale malts dominate the center amid datelike/stewed plum interplay. Glazed maltiness continues to override the juicy hops in the finish, leaving behind a jumbled mess of sugar and sweaty yeast. This needs more dryness, a brighter hop profile (in the aroma and flavor dept.), less-prevalent alchol, etc. in order to reduce the oversweet mushy malts.
egajdzis (5952) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a small off white head and some nice lacing. Earthy and malty aroma. Nice toasted malts, some caramel, lightly hopped. Could not taste the 7% here. Decent bock, thanks cb and TAR!
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper appearance with a dominant malty aroma. Flowery, fruity, slightly sweet flavor with very little hoppy taste. Finish was mildly acidic.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden-orange colour. Smooth and thinnish mouthfeel. Sweet, syrupy, malty flavour. It's ok, but I've had many better Maibocks.
ravidesai (975) - Bombay, INDIA - FEB 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet malty bock. hazy amber with lively carbonation.
toasty flavor with a sweet fruit note.
had a surpringly strong ABV which is well hidden
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 gallon growler. Hazy pale amber with a white edge head. Light carbonation. Toasty pils aroma, light fruit, spicy hops and some alcohol. Full bodied and fruity with a smack of alcohol spiciness. Toasty malt base, husk-like and lightly sweet. Grainy aftertaste. Immensely drinkable with a slick pear juice edge. Finishes thicker and full. A little toasty but nicely balanced and deep with flavor.