MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Growler] shared by skyview. This one is a few months old, so probably usually better than this. But pours a caramel gold with a soapy whitish head. Aroma is lots of sweet, caramelly malts and lager yeast. Flavor is caramel, medium mouthfeel, light sweetness, with no alcohol detected.
Skyview (5543) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Wausau Hereford & Hops location in Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden amber brew with creamy white head that quickly dissipates to a white ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, some Mexican corn meal, dark pitted fruits, some alcohol and flowery hops. Taste is full bodied, light carbonated with flavors of sweet golden grain malt, some taco shell character with some high alcohol light spice and some sugar syrup. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then a mild bitterness that slowly disappears after the finish. An interesting Maibock with a touch of Mexican spice and some extra alcohol.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body was hazy gold with an offwhite head. The aroma was sweet caramel with some honey. There was also a nice fruity peach character. The taste was sweet honey with some woody notes. There was also some pears and a little cinnamon spice. Nicely made.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Wausau brewpub on 6/24/07: Pours a transparent deep copper bronze with a thin ring of white head. Nice aroma of sweet toasty German caramely malt and faint noble hops. Body starts fairly full and toasty caramely sweet with a nice bitter balance and a hint of citrusy tartness and mild warmth in the finish. A pretty nice Maibock.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark gold, headless,
light sweet munich malt aroma,
big body for the sweet malt,
rich sweet munic malt flavor, sticky candy sweetness, touch of fruity character, fleeting hint of alcohol, little to no bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
cheap (5262) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color and appearance. Very little head. Has a bit of perfumy aroma to it. It has a small alky impact but for the most part, you would never know you were drinking a a 6% brew. Low carbonation as with most H&H brews. Not quite as good as Victory St. Boisterous Hellerbock, but at least on par with Penn PENNdemonium , Hofbräu München Maibock and Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
Sammy (11077) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bitterness and light mouthfeel. Not as creamy and lighter body than others I have tried and retried this week while in Pennsylvania, but interesting and refreshing nevertheless
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at the brewpub: Golden straw with a medium chill haze to its body. Big and fluffy whitish cap of densely whipped fluff. Slippery lacing with only a few speckled patches sticking and a slight oily residue.
Aroma is a bit on the light side but pretty darn steady with a big malty tang bringing a subdued melonyness and toffee.
Good flavors with a smooth and consistent malty tang. Slight melon candy, bready, tiny stickings of sweet butter and toffee flow with a moderate ease through to the finish where a brief grain huskyness returns over the melon.
Medium body with a stickyness thats fitting for the style. Low carbonation with a slightly silkenness to its it smoothened frame.
A pretty straight up Maibock that was surprisingly good and quaffable. Easily a second pint will be had.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap into a shaker glass. Large foam head was white and fluffy and diminished into a thick dusting; good retention. The lacing was also thick and foamy. The "racing" was deep but uneven. Pale golden and almost perfectly clear in the glass (this is actually unfiltered?). Sparse visible carbonation climbs the glass and reminds me of stars gliding by during external shots of the starship Enterprise. Smell was like lemony fish and yeasty acidity with some orange peel. Body was medium full with a good level of barely biting carbonation. Lemony acid in the middle is subsumed into a corny, grainy finish that was lasting and long and reminded me a bit of New Glarus Black Wheat. Syrupy sweetness was not overpowering and was nice considering the beer didn’t *feel* syrupy. Probably the best Hereford & Hops beer I had.