BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apricot color with a thick, firm, congealed head. Nicely wood-toned nose with breaths of vanillins and essence of syrah. Woody boy again with syrah essence woven throughout. Aftertaste of wine and beer mingled at the end of the night, a slightly unsettling marriage.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Cap Hill local...subtle hints at the oak...light notes of vanilla, very gentle and easy over all, but still retains a nice dip into pure satisfaction.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is sweet and malty with some bread and fruity notes, a touch of wood and earthy notes as well as light vanilla and perhaps a faint hint of whiskey essence. Pours golden amber with fantastic lace and a creamy head. Sweet, malty, bready, fruity, hint of sugars, peppery hop bitterness, vanilla and dry woody notes. Perhaps some super light whiskey, but its definitely not super apparent, but I am getting it as it continues to warm and it adds an interesting oak/sweet aspect to the beer. Clean sweetness, not cloying, pepper and wood balance out and create a solid enjoyable differentiation on their regular offering.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ambrosia Maibock--Oak Aged--2003 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear bright rich thin amber color. Light lacy head. Smooth mild floral malt hop front. Light toasted smooth creamy oak scented rich crisp caramel light sweet body. Smooth mild hop end. Smooth, Rich, Tasty. Sampled 8/17/2003.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at Blind TIger. Clear amber in color. Aroma: oak, toasted malts, light caramel, and some earthy hops. Taste is toasted malts, wood, light caramel,and some light earthy hops. On the bland side for a maibock, although I did get some wood in it I didn’t think it was a whiskey barrel as I got no JD at all in this.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very clear almost a cedary amber/coper, with a lifeless body and almost no head. Aroma is wierd, light woodiness, but not too much fresh oak- almost an older french oak character- JD not really apparent at all- sweet candy sugar, and light toasted malts and some earth. Flavor is a bit bland and lifeless- toastines, light sugar, some caramel, toasted malts, leather, very light vanilla phenols, wood, and again- hardly any JD at all. Mouthfeel is weak and just nohting really going on. Not sure why anyone would age a Maibock.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a frothy head. Malty sweet bread aroma with a whiff of oak and vanilla. Medium/heavy body. Big malty sweetbread bock flavors front to back, with a mild vanilla and wood essence. Sweet n’ heavy. Draft @ the Pike Street brewpub 5/27/2008