Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Hophouse in Portland, OR on 23 May 2013. Poured a clear dark golden colour with a dense white head. Sweet lager malt aroma with some brown sugar and floral hop. Full mouth feel and very pleasant flavours of sweet, soft fruit, bread and fresh oranges. Finish was biscuity malt, light spice and a crisp dry palate. Very fine example of the style.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bockish colour. Good malty flavour somewhat restrained. Some floral hop in the aroma.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with lasting tan sheen. Dark toast, burnt caramel, lagered pale malt aromas. medium body. Nice yeasty, bready, lagered -pale malt flavors--good.
GarrettB (899) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 23rd, 2010 - Sometimes I want a session beer. Sometimes I want fried food. Sometimes I want both at the same time. When that not exactly rare combination occurs, I canít think of a more appropriate beer than the Elysian Ambrosia Maibock. Out of the bottle it dribbles calm and mostly clear, but the haziness brings the orange and amber colors just out of focus. Minerals and cashews define the aroma, with a light touch of sulfur, and an overall clean aroma that I tend to smell across lager styles. The first thing I notice after a sip isnít the flavor but a strong carbonation, which after the first crashing rapids have settled reveals a nutty sweetness, touches of caramel, and a quenching, thin outline. Itís flavorful but satisfying, with enough engaging the palate to stand on its own, but also not afraid to use its elbows if it wants to go toe-to-toe with a paired food.
LarryBeast (445) - - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Elysian Fields. Golden amber in the pint with a tiny bit of thin white head. Sweet honey, floral aroma. Caramel malt flavours with steady sweetness. Tart on the finish. Complex and well crafted, but not a style I particularly enjoy.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small off-white head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, honey, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, honey, some earthy. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours amber with a nice white head. Aroma seems grassy and herby over smooth caramel. Medium body at least. Rather creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter, and almost buttery caramel. This is a lager that could almost be an ale. Complex in a light way, and very pleasant. Sort of a fruity/grassy bitterness in the finish.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden amber pour with a dense, thick white head that lasts quite a while. Sweet bready aroma, something a bit floral about it. Has a bordering on cloying honey sweetness to the flavor, with orange and floral notes, lightly bitter finish. Very creamy feeling. Nothing overtly wrong with this to me, but I found it a little hard to take. Maybe Iím not a huge fan of the style.
highibus (696) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal clear light caramel with nice big white head. Lasted through the whole beer. Aroma of slightly sweet and tart. Flavor is sweet malt and that little something maibockís have that I just canít describe. This one is not cloying and is really probably the best of the style I have had. Really enjoyed it.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Elysian Fields location. Pours honey gold with minimal white head and clings. Sweet, caramel, faint floral aroma. Very sweet taste with some peppery and spicy hops.