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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
A traditional German Maibock with a deep, golden color, malty-sweet aroma, and clean finish from Magnum and Czech Saaz hops. Gold Award Winner of the 2006 World Beer Cup: German-style Heller-Bock/Maibock Category. ABV: 6.25% IBU: 25 16.5°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Rated 8/24/06: Best offering from JW Dundee’s yet, although that doesn’t mean it’s great. Little aroma, but I was able to detect some solid maltiness. Pour is a light to medium copper color with an impressive white head and good lacing. Full mouthfeel bordering on the creamy side, nice clean finsih with an alcohol kick. Flavor is solid, has that strong malt content that a bock should clearly have, this one is more on the calmer blander side for this style but it is enjoyable. The alcohol kick is there in the taste as well which I have always liked in a brew, decent beer to knock back a couple quick ones on. Overall enjoyable but still not impressive from a mediocre brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2007
God and yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of pizza crust and must. Sweet flavors: brown sugar, floral hops, and some pine. Shortish finish and some biting bitterness. Somewhat thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2007
12 oz bottle from the new variety pack. Foamy white head, light gold/amber color with not a great deal of aroma. It’s got a fuller mouthfeel than you might expect, and as I’ve come to learn about JWD brews, this is a bit of a pleasant surprise. They are geographically close by therefore easy to come by, and very modestly priced... and better than the average beer. I was very pleased with the porter, and now I find this latest seasonal equally good. Not overhopped, not overpowering, a nice spring/summer lager with more flavor than the average lager. Is it a bock? To be honest, I’ve not enough experience with that style to make a qualified call. But I’ll say that I do like this, and I always like a more full bodied, flavorful beer. For the price, it’s well worth it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2692) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Kinda stinky. There’s a hint at melanoidiny malts, but also some sort of buttered corn note, alongside some higher alcohols, enough to make me think of crummy malt liquor. Gold, leaning toward the dark side, with a medium sized, fast, webby fake looking head. Bready and sweet, heavy, near cloying, with a mild astringency and mild corn. Some sulfur as well. Much more like a european strong lager (aka euro malt liquor) than a heller bock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2007
bottle- bought out of cheapness, and the fact that i havent tried it yet. Pours a very clear yellowy gold, with a nice two finger head. even bubbles. has a somewhat skunky barnyard smell, buttery malts, almost a popcorn smell, and some breadyness. taste is nothing special, on first taste it tastes like a macro brew, nothing that great, but it does have a few nicer characteristics, a nice buttery malt taste, with a dry flowery hop finish. maybe some sourdough bread in there too. It aint nothing special but it aint terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle, pours copper color with thin white head. Malty on the nose. Nothing spectacular flavorwise; slightly alcoholic bite, a little metallic bite moving into a sweeter finish. Not my favorite from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrnkMcDermott (2962) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Now, this does start out pretty promising. Nice malty beer smell upon opening, pours a nice brassy bock color under a thin persistent head. Taste is, well, malty, but it still seems to have been cut with corn or sugar. A little extra bitterness helps keep the sweetness in check. It rates at least "average" with me. I don’t really have a handle on this style since there are a lot of American beers labelled "bock" that really aren’t. Does have a dry lager finish, so I’d say yes, it is a lager. The "Ale/Malt Liquor" designation on the back label is probably because at 6.2% abv, it is taxed as a malt liquor in some states.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2006
12 oz bottle, cellar temperature, Michelob glass on my porch in mid-August 2006. Pale amber-gold with a moderate creamy head, mostly diminishing....caramelized malts and some harsh grassiness in the aroma actually balance each other nicely....sweetish, grainy body, light toffee and vanilla, a bit earthy and mineralic late....full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, lively carbonation....simple and not anything great but quite drinkable and bettter than average from this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwyerpg (5088) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Very little head. Not much aroma or taste. A little sticky and icky and thin. Just another poor offering under the Dundee title.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Gold pour with some fruit, bready malt, and citrus aromas. Flavor is crisp and sweet up front, with fruit, getting tarter as it warms, with a more pronounced citrus presence.

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