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Elysian Oaked Ambrosia Maibock

Elysian Oaked Ambrosia Maibock
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Ambrosia is a hearty, malty and golden beer of substantial strength, brewed with Pale, Munich and Cara-hell. Bittered with German Northern Brewer and finished with Styrian Goldings hops then oaked in a Jack Daniels barrel


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1580) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2010
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2010
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5645) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2008
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


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