screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden/amber colour. Has a grassy and malty aroma. Some sweetness in taste. MAlt and hopes as well. Comes with a bitter and long finish. A good lager!
Sigmund (6542) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottles, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget). I drank the first bottle at cellar temperature, the second one at fridge temp. Extremely powerful mouthfeel in both cases, you’d think the beer was much stronger than its 6.5% ABV (in a blind test I’d probably say 10-11%). This means that the alcohol dominates, but the malts and hops are evident too. Colour is deep golden / amber, large white head. Moderate aroma of spices, caramel, molasses and hops, some oak and leather too. Moderately sweet with a dry and bitter hoppy finish. I preferred the Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel to this one.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Bronze-golden with a nice but rather short-lived head. Full-bodied, slightly sweet - and then you’re hit by a sharp bitterness. The same brewery’s dark bock was always challenging you’re buds, but this is disappointingly one-dimensional. Still a nice beer, but far from excellent. 061099
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour. Grassy nose along with nuts and toffee. Nice malt aroma. Rich grassy backbone with a big malt profile. Bit of toffee here as well. Pretty rounded but still with some Co2. A bit ashy and dry-ish mouthfeel. Long, long finish. Abv is apparent.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, bubbly white head. Full malty aroma of grass, crackers and toffee. Malty grassy flavour with toffee in the backgrtound. Good resiny finish.
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-golden colour, small white head that disappears quickly. Not very impressive smell, bit grassy, german hops. Sweet taste with a nice hopbitterness, malty and wellbalanced. All in all a more than OK maibock.
shrubber85 (10366) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tannic malt aroma. Reddish brown color with ample head. Sweet astrigent malt flavor. A good Maibock
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
one of the best mei-bocks i’ve had, sweet, lots of hop, lots of alcohol which combines beautiful with the bitter hop taste. wonderful golden appearance. lets have another one!
larsniclas (6622) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden, firm white head.
A faint grassy aroma.
Really malty and rather sweet.
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden/amber, with an ok head. Malty, bready aroma with honey notes. Flavor is malty as well, with some bitterness and some alcohol. Peppery and spicy.