yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Heartland, Empire State, NYC. An unclear, amber colored beer topped by a dense, beige head of moderate size. Toffee, dried fruits, alcohol, some banana hints and a wee touch of peaches and grass in the aroma. The flavor is quite sweet, with dried fruits, toffee and some banana. Alcohol flavor and warmth too, with a full, smooth body and a lasting finish. Too much on the alcohol side this one, but sure drinkable.
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Heartland Brewery and Rotisserie - Empire State Building, New York, NY
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of matl, caramel, alcohol, floral, grass, yeast and banana. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long slightly warm, caramel, banana and yeasty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
stouby (4437) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Radio City.
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma heavy malty, caramel, spicy notes of licorice, star anise. Flavor heavy sweet and spicy, light bitter, in a god balance. Almost full body. Exciting.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber/copper with a thin tan head. Smells earthy and toasty with some sagey elements. Tastes grassy and caramelly with a sweet caramel finish.
blipp (8174) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Bready sweet malty aroma with light noble hoppy notes. The flavor is bready and malty sweet, with just a hint of diacetyl, toffee, and light grassy hops. Decent.
pilsnerrogge (2816) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Heartland, Empire State Building:
Copper to amber colour, OK head. Sweet and malty caramel aroma. Sweet and malty caramel flavour with notes of dark berries. A touch too boozy but still pretty drinkable.
tgncc (3094) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The appearance is a deep red amber color, lots of white foam. The aroma is bread like and toasted malts. The flavor is caramel, some brown sugar, and astringent hops, more than I had expected. The finish segued into purely hops, leaving an astringent burning on the palate. Medium thickness, oily mouthfeel. Easy to drink. A little more hoppy than I expected.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler HB 51st. NYC. Nice pour. Clear amber citrus malty. Very smooth. I liked this beer.
boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Times Square location: This one pours a rather lighter color than expected. It is a clear golden color with an off-white head. It leaves some lacing. It has a sweet, malty aroma with some floral notes. The taste is somewhat sweet. Faint citrus and maybe a hint of butteriness. Good, but it could be better.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Empire state building. This is a pretty good maibock overall but has some slight flaws. Pours a nice deep golden- light copper with a thin head. Aroma is slightly estery and fruity with slight apple juice, sticky sweet malts, and lightly bready. Flavor has only a slight sharp malt characteristic and despite its high abv, the body is weaker than most great Maibocks. Lacks that sharp full bodied malty sweetness. Finishes a bit fruity as well. Pretty smooth and easy drinking though.