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Erie Brewing Golden Fleece Maibock

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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German Maibock Style: Sweet, fruity malt flavor, light fresh hop aroma, and clean and crisp finish. Brilliant gold color. 18.4°

Beer Stories
As Spring emerges, our Golden Fleece Maibock captures center stage. This fine lager is a pleasurable reward for enduring the doldrums of Erie, Pennsylvania’s harsh lake-effect ice and snow storms. Celebrate the transition into spring. Maibock says “RAM IT!” to winter.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 10, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce. bottle into a pint glass. A: Overly sweet and biscuity. A: Amber orange color, small one-finger head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving virtually no lacing. T: Holy malt-bomb, Batman! The grainy/grassy like flavors did not go over well with the intense fruity like caramel sweetness. P: Light body and very little carbonation. A bit too sticky in the mouth-feel. O: Once was plenty for a lifetime. The flavors were too overwhelming and unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Draft, poure a orange copper color. Aroma of sweet malt and some fruit. Med sweetness. Med bodied. Ave carbonation. Some caramel taste with a touch sourness.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Pours a solid amber color with a thin head. Aroma is malty and nutty. I also smell some chocolate and cherry notes. Golden Fleece is medium-bodied and a bit sweet to the taste. The alcohol is hidden in this one and pleasant going down.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerme31 (492) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011 Bottle. Pours copper/amber color, very thin tan head. Aroma of resin, herbs, caramel. Medium sweet flavor and long bitter finish. I don’t like the the flavor of this one, taste or palate. I like this brewer but not a fan of this seasonal.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Pours a hazy rich gold with a nice white head. Nose is sweet doughy almost unfermented wort, a little grassy. Flavor is reallllllly sweet doughty malt, cloying, with some bitterness. Almost soda-esque in it’s mouthfeel. Some grassy bitterness comes out towards the finish. Truthfully I think this could have been a good beer - the hay-like malt is nice but way to sweet & the hops are kinda buried but again, show promise. Its a shame its so sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt-caramel, some spice hops. Taste is sweet light/medium malt-caramel, secondary spice hops.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (2526) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Small off-white head that disapated quickly. Small sized bubbles, fair lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a yellow hue. Aroma was malty as was the flavor. Alcohol was apparent in the flavor. Dry mouthfeel. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with minimal head. The malty aroma is fairly mild with hints of caramel, toffee and multigrain bread. The taste is quite sweet. The mouthfeel is rather thin and oily with very mild carbonation. Hard to believe it is over 8% as the alcohol seems to be well-hidden. Okay overall, but way too sweet for me to want another one right away.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours coppery with 1f ow head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, apricots dipped in honey. Tastes malty, semi-syrupy sweet, with honey, fruit, and earthy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Heavy grass and fresh baked bread in the nose, very nice. Appearance is nearly amber, and very clear. Mediocre lacing. Malty palate, a bit syrupy and grainy. Some maple in the taste. Very enjoyable and no alcohol detected.


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