dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown red with thick white head. Nose is rich with sweet malt. Medium on the tongue with billowy malt and hint of copper and straw. Tasty.
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 45°. Color is a bright ruby with good carbonation and a small head. Aroma has a light chocolate and orange scent. Medium body and a very smooth mouth feel. Flavor is mild with toffee and a hint of dried orange then a bit of hop spice shows through ending with a gentle bitterness. After taste is clean with a faint sweetness popping up. Overall its a very good brew, much lighter then I was expecting. Its very easy drinking with mild flavors.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Caramel malts on the nose with bread and raisins. Pours an orange amber with a thin white head. Caramelly and bready with sweet malts and grassy hops with a mild earthy bitterness. solid.
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours dark golden with a huge offwhite head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toast, grassy hops. Taste is sweet, slightly burned caramel, grassy hops. Medium body, soft carabonation. 110411
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours dark ruby brown with an effervescent head. aroma is or raisins, nougat and rum. flavor is somewhat thin but a toasty dark bread and molasses on the palette. aftertaste was a little funky though, like a iron sink. not worth getting again for me.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 3/17/11
Aroma: The nose is malty with caramel, toast, earth, and some spice
Appearance: It pours a dark orangish brown color, tan head, decent amount of lace
Flavor: It tastes somewhat sweet with, lots of toasty caramel, and some earth hop for balance
Palate: A medium-full body, lively carbonation, and a slightly sticky mouthfeel with a tingly finish
This is a pretty solid beer. A fairly interesting attempt at this German style from Fort Collins. It isn’t anything overly exciting, but it’s a spring seasonal, and it finally feels like spring today, so this one is enjoyable for sipping while I watch the tourney.
DarkSong (282) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pt 6 oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a thick off-white tan head. It has a strong caramel malt aroma with a spice aroma. It tastes of bread, caramel, toffee and spices with maybe a little tea thrown in. This a a great beer. It’s complex but not overly so and is very drinkable.
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from 22 oz bomber into a pint glass
Dark Ruby Red in color, like cranberry juice. Looks more like a standard bock more than a Maibock. nice pillowy white head floats atop a finger deep. fades to a light lacing.
smells of tofee and malt with a bit of fig and cherry. I get a little earthy and spicy hop undertone, a little spiciness almost like Chevre(goat cheese) I don’t smell much for floral aroma like i expect from a maibock.
taste is malt forward with toffee/caramel and cherry/fig sweetness. the middle comes in a little of the earthy hops but none of the floral attitude i want. there is some breadiness that comes through in here and a finish of bitter earthy hops.
mouthfeel is mellow and smooth but a little thick for a Maibock.
easy to drink but overall, this is off for the style.
I’d drink this with mild smoked cheeses, maybe some gamier meats. for some reason i really feel like some Duck L’orange with this.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, 2010 vintage. Small off-white head, dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, some raisin. Sticky medium body.
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Translucent dark copper, thin beige head, watery but syrupy full body, medium carbonation.
Aroma: roasted malt, dark fruit, leafy hops.
Taste: roasted malt, caramel sweetness, leafy hops.
Worty malt character, fruitier yeast than traditional examples.