superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very clean in flavor as well with very low yeast ester presence. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice maibock style. All around great robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a clear 24K gold with a 1 finger head of foam. As the foam shrinks slowly, there’s plenty of lacing sticking to my glass.
The smell is awesome. Roasty grainy malt at its best. Some caramel adds to the malty fun.
The taste is true to the smell though there’s a touch more sweetness than I feel comfortable with. But a Bock is supposed to be on the sweet side, Bill. It’s part of the style profile.
Nice mouthfeel, but for me, a slower drinker. I have to say, overall, this is a nice drop of Mai Bock.
Bosskie (629) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful reddish golden transparent beer with a nice head.
Smell is heavily malty with a strong apple caramel sweetness. Some clove and pepper and a touch of bitterness.
Taste is bitter watery. Sweetish alcoholic with a strong fruitiness.
Quite OK but a bit strong for my taste.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from getraenke oase if memory serves me right. clear golden with a modest white head; aroma of grass, butterscotch and a hint of white grape; nicely balanced with some tinny bitterness, lightly buttery texture and some toffeed sweetness
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troubles. An old bottle. Clear amber, white head. Malty, some cardboard aroma, bitter and a little diacetyl in the mouth. Light body, buttery finish.
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14.
Clear golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is pale malt, straw, light vegetals, fart, citric notes.
Taste follows, bready pangs, cereals, pale malt.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Fails to deliver anything for 6.5%!
gripweed57 (1110) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. Bright gold color small white head. Sweet bready malt aroma. Sweet grainy malt flavor with grassy notes. Earthy notes with spicy hops. Chewy mouthfeel. Tangy hop finish.
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Light grains and some skunk. Clear gold with a decent head. Sweet and malty with some residual sugars in the finish. A bit sweet.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Wunderbar. Nifty shape; haven’t seen many like it before. But it’s a bright, totally clear green one. The beer itself pours a clear, bright gold without much head at all, just some negligible wisps of film and a partial, razor-thin ring. Aroma of toasted and doughy malts, grass, straw, and bits of nuts and earth. The flavor is way sweeter than anticipated, just really sweet and malty; some balancing straw, earth, almond, and a dash of spice. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a malty, sweet mouthfeel. Not bad, but too sweet and not really my thing.
Abijen (2178) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells malts, honey. Tastes honey, malts and yeasts. Very sweet. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.