jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Steam Plant Grill, Spokane, Wa. This was a very nice low malt Maibock. That was a pleasant surprise. I was not in the mood for an overly sweet maibock. Appearance was deep copper-brown, not much of a head. Paired well with Bison Burger on a wheat bun. Would’ve had another but wanted to try a different ale.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub in Coeur d’Alene in August 2009. Couldn’t put this review in with the rest of my backlog earlier, as this place was listed as closed for a period of time.
The pour is a moderate brown color with a few rusty streaks. There is a single-finger white head that doesn’t remain for too long but leaves a few spots of lacing behind. The nose and flavor are pretty similar with some slight fruits, a bit of bready malt, and some faint toast. The body was pretty thin, though the carbonation wasn’t too bad. Decent enough, I suppose.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-30-2010
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 oz sample at brewpub. Deep amber color, fizzy beige head. Aroma of toasted biscuit, some citrus. Taste is bready, burnt, fruit, caramel. Medium thick body, smooth carbonation.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden color with a small white head. Some hints of DMS and light fruit, but the pale malt still overcomes these in the aroma. Plenty of pale malt in the flavors along with a touch of noble hops.
japewang (42) - USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at alehouse in moscow. sweet. Syrupy in texture. Deep copper color. Faint malt. Thin head that quickly dissapates. Caraeml tones. Worth a pour
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fourth stop during the ABA Beer Tour ’07 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Though this brew was not available on tap, the brewmaster had a "stashed" growler of their maibock and allowed me to have a taste at the downtown brewpub. Pours a caramel amber brew with a creamy off-white head with terrific retention. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, flowery hops and a touch of sweet pears. Taste is smooth creamy, medium bodied with a very light carbonation. Flavor has a rich and sweet caramel malt character. Finish is slightly sweet with a good balance of bitterness and sweet malt. Reading some of the previous review, it seems that the growler aging has a very favorable effect to this seasonal brew.
Braudog (5581) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft 10 oz glass at the Steamplant - Spokane. Medium amber with a gluey head. The aroma is malty and inviting. Onto the tongue this is rich and caramelly with a fruity side and almost a pear essence. Can sense the slightly higher gravity in this meaty brew. Good. (#2920, 5/18/2007)
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a bright golden amber color, head lasted about 20 seconds. No lacing to speak of. Aromas of spice, light grains, and a touch of something fruity. Flavor is medicinal, sweet, and sort of vegatal. Not impressed with this offering.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with a filmy head and spotty lacing. Stinky aroma of toasted malts. Slightly sour. Bitter flavors with sour malts. Some bitterness in the flavors.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ SteamPlant Grill, Spokane, WA<BR>Clear gold color, small head, light lacing. Nose of light sweet candy, chalk and guava. The flavor isn’t pronounced but it has a solid body to it. I like the beers here, good base malts.