justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Poured golden to light amber. Smelled malty, but only faintly so. Some bready, malty flavors with a touch of grain and caramel. Not what I expect in a bock at all. Disappointing.
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Paul’s 30th. Thanks to Paul / Leighton. Yellow, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is liquorice, yeast, toffee. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is lager, apple, tangy yeasty metallic notes, some alcohol showing up. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (12738) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bropeys thanks to Bropey, 20/06/15.
Clear golden with a decent off white covering.
Nose is bready, citric peel, straw, light floral notes, vanilla, fruit rinds.
Taste comprises bready malt, bitter orange, candied fruit rinds, straw, light melon, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough Bock,
Leighton (14040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared during Scopey’s 30th. Pours clear very pale yellow with a bubbly white head. The aroma holds cheap cereal, white bread. Big sweet flavor with oily alcohol, honey, cereal, bread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, sugary and boozy. So so.
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s many thanks to Paul. Clear bright yellow golden coloured pour with a small white head, aroma is sweet grains, earthy, noble hop, orange. Flavour is composed of sweet grainy, nutty malts, little alcohol, spicy noble hop. Palate is semi sweet, ?moderate carbonation. Grainy. OK a little sweet.
Scopey (9061) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at my joint. It pours lightly hazy gold with a small white head. The nose is soft, grainy, stewed orange, candy, candied citrus, strawberry, apricot and dried fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, grainy, candied fruits, pear, apple, melon, icing sugar, doughy and some alcohol boost with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good heller bock.
MunBro (810) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, deep gold pour with a blonde head. Has a nice subtle aroma of hay and sweetgrass. Flavour is fresh and light with a good mouthfeel coating of honey, followed by hay, grains, pine, grass, hops, zest, spices, etc. Really nice!
CStang67 (27) - - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
AROMA: Malty with a slight Barnyard aroma. Not much hop aroma to speak of.
APPEARANCE: Deep golden color with a nice white head the quickly fades to a very thin layer on the beer. Some lacing
TASTE: Rich maltyness with some spicy hop notes coming through. Good bitterness that evens out the sweet malt perfectly. There is a hint of caramel, maybe from a decoction mash. The alcohol is there in the finish and complements the beer nicely.
PALATE: Crisp and fizzy on the palate. Medium body with a slight oily feeling left in the mouth. The Alcohol leaves a long finish.
OVERALL: Really good Maibock. Perfect for an early spring day where is still chilly enough to want a big beer. Very Good!!!
skmikeg (1327) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at South Street Maifest. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of bready malts, fruits, sweet malts, grassy hops, some spicy hops, and some pine. Taste is about same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium-short finish. Overall, a decently tasty, easy drinking beer that went nice with the bratwurst I had with it.
jflopsu (827) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale yellow. Has a strong grain and malt aroma. A sweet grainy taste with light fruits and some malts. A dry aftertaste. Light body
Onslow (1265) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 500ml bottle. Clear deep golden brew with one finger of white head that lingers on. Great lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, Aroma of caramel and spice. Taste is sweet sweet sweet caramel up front, very malty, respectable hops in the finish with a spicy aromatic floral push that blunts the sweetness, though still leaves a sweet finish. As it warms to room temperature a bit of alcohol becomes apparent. Excellent palate.