GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Free State. High carbonation on clear light amber. Great lacing. Sweet cherry juice box nose. Taste is spicy, mild alcohol, mild fruit tang. Moves to some salt and peppered seasoned tomato. Quite sticky sweet all over.
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color bock with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of residual sugar with some biscuit malt. Taste is a mix between some residual sugars with light honey notes with some solid cereal notes. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable and quaffable with limited complexity. Somewhat too sweet for the style.
AbbeyRoade (257) - Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A characteristic Maibock- slightly sweet, a bitterness present from the hops, and malty notes throughout. Not my cup of tea.....not something I could sit and drink on at all. Every sip demands your full attention and that’s not what I like in a beer.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Robertdale. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and some malt. Taste is also sweet and crisp. Very refreshing, leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
thomas15 (642) - USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet malt, pilsneresque but more copious. Appears dark gold crystal clear. Taste is malt, slight honeyed quality. Straight forward light easy drinking maibock.
JeremyLykins (1) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely delicious! I tried this beer because Free State was giving free samples at my local liquor store and it’s my new favorite beer. I’m a Newcastle drinker, and this beer has all of the Newcastle goodness plus a sweet, chocolately flavor that doesn’t leave any aftertaste but leaves you craving more. I couldn’t ask for anything more in a beer.
jmikolich (1394) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Old Chicago Old Town Wichita, Ho Hum beer, really nothing exciting here, just a basic bock.. malty touch and has a slightly sweet finish
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Pours golden amber that is very clear and sparkling. Average off-white head that has good lacing all but disappears. Light malty smell with a moderate citrusy/grassy hop character. Starts sweet and finishes just slightly bitter - average duration. Somewhat light bodies but nice oily texture and definite carbonation. Nice beer.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent amber with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of Cheerios and other cereal grains with light lemon notes. Flavor of soft pretzels, bread and Cheerios. Hints of citrus and fresh cut grass.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear gold with a reddish hue, visible carbonation and a thin, white head that fades. Decent lacing. Soft, subtly malty aroma. Light, creamy, barely effervescent mouthfeel. Taste is a bit on the straw-like side with a sour/sweet aftertaste. Odd flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5