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.
Mangili (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very impressed with the all around flavor of this beer. Appearance could be better, but the taste is what counts.
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. It is fabulous. Thick, rich caramel flavors blend with a subtle bit of noble hops for an easy-drinking but full-flavored experience.
JonMoore (1803) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear golden colour, with slim white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty taste, with fruits (pear), caramel, honey and a light bitter finish. Low carbonation, nice creamy mouthfeel, yet it is surprisingly light and drinkable. IMO a superior bock.
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Floral hops
Appearance: Clear gold with decent white head.
Taste: Light sourness backed with heavy sweetness and slightly bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, decent finish.
Overall: Very solid beer, but not a standout.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One very good beer...not seasonal, which is good! I am very impressed by the consistantcy of the beer; every batch is the same. A good traditional Bock
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the lick off. shimmering golden with a lasting pure white head that laces. aroma of fresh light malt, and alcohol. the flavour is simple but well put together and super clean. lovely high gravity lager. i love maibocks.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - A great Bock beer with crisp malt flavor and a slightly bitter finish. A semi sweet brady aroma with a pale yellow body. Big white head.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (and a rare find at that.) Beautiful blonde color with a small, creamy white head. Aroma is of sweet malts, honey and pine with nice fading lacing. Tastes of sweet, thick, chewy malts. Some aspects of vanilla and cedar. Sweet caramel and sugar cookie flavoring. Well-balanced. Slight alcohol twinge in the finish. Good, solid bock.
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap sat outside Gasthof Fraundorfer, Garmisch-Parrenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany 28th May 2012 I understood that this was Paulener Maibock, it was certainly a Maibock in a Paulaner, so this looks the nearest most likely match. Pours copper wuth medium large white frothy head, stunningly clear. Some grain on nose and a slightly sweetish waft. Quite thick in the mouth the alcohol is noticeable, but there is a steady bitterness also apparent in this beer. Enjoyable but you can tell that is fiercesome stuff. Btw great pub that I had this at, very, very Bavarian in feel with even young lads dressed in full regalia. A6 A5 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7