madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hbmason and jtwattsrugger...thanks Tim and John! - Pours hazy amber with a real thin white head. Light nuttiness, toasted malt, hay, honey, herbal hops. Just a hint of heat. Light toasty malt, pretty dry and clean. Herbal hop finish with a dry, bready light toasted finish. Crisp mouthfeel, though the carbonation is dialed up a bit much. Pretty enjoyable but not my favorite style.
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger via maniac. Pour clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (biscuit, toast, caramel, cookie), floral hops, fruity esters, and buttered corn. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
jtclockwork (10263) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to John. Pours honey amber. White head. Thin layer of retention. Nose of grain, honey and malt. Taste is lightly sweet honey, grain and malt. Light and smooth.
GRM (3204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Label reads as Cricket Hill Reserve Ale Maibock, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces ml, purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese on August 17 2010, savoured on November 14 2010; eye: golden, clear, minimal effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: malt, corn, slight hops, light caramel; mouth: malt, corn, caramel, finale in malt with presence of acridness, medium body, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: ordinary
Étiquette se lit Cricket Hill Reserve Ale Maibock, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, achetée chez Bangor Wine and Cheese le 17 août 2010, savourée le 14 novembre 2010; œil : dorée, claire, effervescence minime, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, maïs, très léger houblon, léger caramel; bouche : malt, maïs, caramel, finale en malt avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
TheHopster (881) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz bottle) Purchased directly from the brewery. Pours a pale golden color with nice head and good lacing. Mellow malted flavor with a great palate. Hints of pine & hops. Nice character. Alcohol very well hidden. Craft brew quality and a good representation for the style.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22 oz. bottle from Lou’s Beverage Barn - label also says "Reserve Ale" but I don’t know if this is a different version) Pours clear light golden amber with a few fingers of whitish head. Aroma of caramel, honey, bread, pine, sweat and some metallic. Mouthfeel fairly smooth and thick but a little prickly. Flavor of light caramel, honey, some bread, licorice, light pine and a bit of a bitter hit in the finish. Thankfully none of the sweat or metallic in the flavor. Low ABV apparency. Decent bock.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber. A great Spring beer. Very refreshing lager like 7 percent beer! So smooth for the alcohol content. Highly recommended.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear gold with off white head. The aroma is sugary sweet, apricots and yeasty spices. The taste is somewhat similar with sweet slick malts to go along with a certain lager –esque sweetness as well as a touch of crystal like malts. It quickly picks up sweet fruity notes like perfectly ripe apricots and apples.
markwise (4605) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in trade with jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose is bread, some malt, and yeast. Flavor is similar with soft malt, yeast, and breadiness. Light bodied and decent for style.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a golden color with a white foam head. Has a malty lager aroma. Quick hit of sweet up front with notes of fruit and bitters, with the sweet surviving through the sweet, sweet finish. Very lager like.