nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml. Most of the time I spent in Europe was in the springs months, so I feel like I have a good grasp on Maibock, Lentebock, Heller Bock ect. This one pours a filtered copper tan. Classic, with carbonation bubbles risings in the hyper-transparent body. Foamy, frothy white head...fades away after a while but leaves some bubbly remnants. A pretty respectable Bock, sort of middle of the road, not really leaning too much into the deep sugary or pungent lager tone side of the equation. The aroma is sort of macro, factory, but not off or bad. Noble hop zestiness up front quickly leads to a sweet finish. Somewhat underwhelming and pedestrian, but still better than most American examples.
JK (4522) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap labeled as maibock. Low carbonation. Dark gold and clear appearance. Light aroma of caramel and grain. Sweeter than many of this style with good hops in the finish.
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml swingtop - clear gold - nose of honeyed maltiness, fruity and floral hallertauer, light mineral - creamy texture - clean and crisp, with a nice balance of sweet, lean maltiness, light esters, fruity and grassy hops - nothing knock your socks off, just clean, simple, and balanced - not the best in the style, but solid.
shrubber85 (7746) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing-top bottle. Honey, barley malt and light alcohol aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Honey, light lemon, barley malt and moderately bitter herbal and astringent flavor. Very nice.
degbert (1149) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold-amber with a high, fine-grained, ivory head. Lots of visible carbonation. Nose is bread, stone fruit, apples, a touch of acetic acid, and a bit of caramel. Sweet on the front of the tongue, then shading into slight bitterness and spiciness. Heavier than it looks, which mutes its ability to be refreshing; caramel stays all the way through the mouth and is a little cloying. Finish is long and sweet. Pretty good.
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear, medium gold with a huge ivory head.
Light fruit, barley malt, honey aroma.
Taste is sweet grain, barley malt, light caramel...
Hay, grassy hops.
Not bad at all.
mansquito (3447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 50cl ($4.25): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is ripe fruit, pale malt, and a pretty moderate amount of German hops. Taste is sweet at first, but then gets to be quite bitter around the finish. Moderate lingering hop and heller bock tastes. Feels just a bit off. Not the most pleasant beer. Something about heller bocks...
lukedarock (171) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love that good ole smell of this beer, nice sweet malts with some hops to finish a decent brew, it came in a cool bottle too!
Bov (9609) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draught@Erzbierschof - clear and bright bronze colour with no foam left; aroma of corn, oranges and paper; sweet and tart; quite full-bodied and dry; light spicy notes of caramel, hay and pear - raw and hard to drink
tibicinoid (26) - Wyoming, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at Huber Haus in Omaha, NE in spring 2012
Review from notes
Served in a dimpled Weihenstephan mug
Arrives with a huge head that settles to a 0.5cm cap of foam atop the beer. Lacing is significant, a variety of shapes or patterns clinging to the sides of the glass. Body is a golden orange color, transparent with plenty of visible carbonation.
Malty, bready aroma with flowery hop presence are the dominant scents, with a background that is slightly grainy and honey-like. Not overly complex, but fairly deep and rich, allowing for it to be enjoyably breathed in frequently.
Opens with fairly bright, though still heavy in intensity, caramel malts, backed up by mild honey-like flavors and hop bitterness that is attenuated just under the malt. Mid-palate picks up waves of malt complexiy, from light to fairly caramelized malt sugars. Hop presence becomes somewhat flowery and slightly bitter. This is followed on back of tongue by darker malt sweetness and flowery hops. Lingering bitterness with mild caramel sweetness in the aftertate.
Medium-bodied with carbonation that is at first crisp, then peters out and leads to a smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste is semi-dry, with some stickiness from malts.