Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering malty finish.
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was light citrus hops with some pilsner malts. The taste was light hops, some floral notes, lightly toasted and some malts.
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, hops, and spices. Taste is sweet malt, spices, fruit, and florals. Well balanced. Enjoyable.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Must have just arrived on shelves never seen this one before. Pours copper with white foamy head....good lacing. Not much aroma..just malt and some fruity aromas. Sweet malty flavor with bitter up front that gives way to a spicy grassy hop finish. Finishes very clean. Have to be honest...i have not had lots of maibock beer...but this is a good one i am sure just on bock style alone i enjoy it a good beer by free state
seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Old Chicago in Old Town, Wichita, Kansas, USA in pint glass. Clear light amber color with medium head. Well-rounded maltiness: I can taste the pale base, some mild caramel, and a little toast. A bit hoppier than typical for style, but the added spicy aroma is nice. Ultra-clean lager finish, slight peppery aftertaste. I didn’t realize the ABV was so high until I read the description. Good stuff.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Old Chicago in Wichita, KS-pours bright light orange with a small soapy white head. nose is spicy with some german malt pale husks with lite lager character. lovely sweet malt flavors with a very nice spicy hop finish. Its very well balanced! i love the spicy hop flavors in the finish-very clean and crisp. mothfeal is crisp, refreshing and very well put together. A Very solid representation of this style!
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After trying a ultra heavy maibock a few days back, this was a nice smooth bock to quaff .. light brown, medium foam .. sweet maple and burnt caramel .. a decent bock .. . What is the most accurately named type of food ? ..meatball..
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a clear copper-red color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and bready malt, along with some fruit. Light and clean body with flavors of biscuity malt, hops, citrus and caramel. The finish is toasted malt up front with a fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet vanilla malt aroma and taste with a bright silky palate and a clean finish.
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 10 oz. draft at the brewpub in Lawrence, Kansas. Pour is clear golden copper with a slight off white head. Aroma is faint, some cereal grains poke through. Taste is nutty sweet malt, along with a mild clove and finishing with a nice mineral earthiness. There is also a vegetal (almost a goat testicle) hoppiness trying to work its way in, which detracts from the malt in my opinion. The finish lingers a bit too long with the yeast. Palate is light to medium bodied.
Side note - I had this while I was in the middle of reading "Charlatan" by Pope Brock, which is the story of Dr. Brinkley, the "goat-gland" doctor who was the inspiration for the name of this beer. Fascinating book.