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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Thank goodness this was free. I'm not going to finish this one since I have an entire refrigerator food of good stuff. Aroma of pale malts. The taste is metallic. Not my favorite beer style either so that doesn't help. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastmaster (341) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle, pour little head/lacing. Pale bock lager??? Caramel color (not dark) sweet sweet beer with a hint of hops. By a hint I mean this beer might have sat next to san ipa in the fridge... it promises big and malty on the bottle, but all I get is malt. Too sweet for me. Make it your girlfriends first beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brian50Oshenb1 (2) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
I get sick of the people who write in and criticize any Saranac or Dundee beers. Two NY Brewers that have made good brews for years. Just about everything they make is Very Good , Easily drinkable product that is reasonably priced. Could they take more chances with what they are making? Of Course, but is what we are drinking from them worthy of the criticizm? I hardly think so. Are all of you that sophisticated? I HARDLY THINK SO.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2270) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12 oz bottle poured a golden-amber. The small white head has decent retention. The aroma is a mix of sweet malt, spicy hops and, unfortunately, a whiff of wet dog. The slightly boosted ABV is all too obvious in the flavor. O: an average quality lager, albeit with more flavor and alcohol.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Sour, caramel and yeasty. This tastes about how i would expect a caramel tootsie pop to taste. Not impressive at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Onslow (1219) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with good sized white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of light hops - ggrass and mineral water. Taste is prominent and sweet malt at the start though the end, with some grassy hops and funk in the finish, A little boozey as it warms up. Not so great, IMO, but maybe that is the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1492) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Sweet, bready aroma. Medium yellow color, moderate carbonation. Heavy, sweet caramel and sugar flavor, no real hop contrast. Frothy feel, minor bite on finish. Should be classed with the strong pales. Unusual to have a sugar bomb be a lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
erickok (3885) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 14, 2012
Almost clean, copper body and off white head. Pilsner yeast, sweet American white bread, not much more. Medium sweet, somewhat sticky body. Dry aftertaste of cheap crackers. Really bad smell, taste is bearable. (12oz bottle on Florida trip)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MarkSachon (643) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
12 oz bottle from the very inexpensive sampler case. You get what you pay for and in this case it’s very true. Just an average tasting beer somewhat better than the standard swill, but not anything as good as a craft brew. Good for high consumption, such as at a party or barbecue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lawman834 (237) - Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours a medium golden. Thin white head dissipates quickly. Smell is mostly of an odd vinegar or slightly wine like character. Taste, to me, was not as sweet as others said. The taste is sweet and malty, but it is cut with a hint of vegetable and a sour note from the vinegar aroma. Most present is a doughy/bready finish that is reminiscent of a plain ol macro lager.

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