yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - MAY 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Tasted 19/05/2006. 355ml bottle from RW&S, Wellington.
Vibrant copper (Fritha reckons amber), bright, lightly carbonated, with a disappearing off-white head. Mild nose, but very pleasant, shows off caramel malts, spicy continental hops and a hint of lager yeast. Sweet and sappy malts blend well with with grassy spicy hops and end in a slightly astringent finish (probably the only downfall as it just leans away from perfectly balanced). I’ve seen these Hofbrau beers on the shelf for a couple of months now and the Maibock is a very pleasant surprise (thanks Fritha).
24/05/2006. On tap at the Malthouse, Wellington. Superb biscuity notes from the toasted malt. Upped aroma and overall impression 1 point each.
puboflyons (2642) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 330 ml green bottle. Attractive mahogany brown pour under a big off-white head. Sweet and roasted malts erupts on the nose. Medium and creamy body. An approachable sweetness and malt character at first in the taste with a clean, mild bitterness at the end.
tekstr1der (181) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber pour with thin beige head. Light aroma aromas of cooked sugar and mild earth hop. Flavor is malty with a slight tang. Pretty tasty stuff, and well balanced for the abv.
Bozo_skeleton (789) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangee tirant sur le ruby, pas de carbo, petit collet de grosses bulles,fuyant.
Aromes caramel, pain
Tres mince mais belle présence des céréales malté et caramel sur la finale.
7% mais on a l’impression qu’il y en a plus.
SinH4 (1268) - Garching, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Chinesischer Turm in Munich. Great amber color with nice tan head. Aroma is caramel, a bit metallic. Taste is caramel malts, bread, sweet feeling, spicy, oily mouthfeel, and a noticeable amount of booze in the back, not too much though. Low carbonation. Not a bad bock, not even too sweet or too boozy, but not too memorable either.
TedE (598) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Sweet caramel malt nose. Golden bronze beer with solid white head. Slight zing, thick oily body. Super malty taste, real caramel. Palate is short, more malt and a tiny bitterness. Absolutely delicious. Hides its alcohol well.
sinfull (1154) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color ; huge, yellowish head. Aroma of caramel malt , bread , dried fruits , hint of herbs. Malty , caramel , bread taste with balancing , hoppy bitterness at the end .
foyle (335) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 11.2 oz into pilsner glass.
Appearance: pours a healthy 2+" off white head which drops quickly with a bit of lacing. Color is clear copper with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: rich malty sweetness, caramel, and some floral hops
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, resiny and a bit chewy with a moderately dry finish.
Flavor: toasted whole wheat bread, caramel, raisins, a bit of citrus rind, alcohol is detectable but mild considering the ABV
Overall: extremely good, can’t find anything to criticize in this brew.
Muggus69 (1617) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Melbourne
Rich honey/amber body, white head persists.
Malty nose; toast, bread crust, pale caramel, faint grainy/DMS note.
Full, sticky, restrained carbonation.
Palate delivers plenty of clean malt notes - caramel, pale toffee, biscuit, toast, some nuttiness. Long finish, subdued bitterness, somewhat sweet.
Lovely malty beer. - would love to see more of this style.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated based on notes taken 14 July 2012 -- Pretty good German beer from the bottle. I can only imagine that it is amazing fresh on draft.
MarauderSky (28) - - JUL 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really good. You will not be disappointed... unless you don’t enjoy good beer. If so, why do you use ratebeer?