GarrettB (787) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have to wonder how old my bottle was (drunk on March 7th, 2008), because this was still called the Maibock. Whatever its name, this is the third in a string of Aktienbrauerei beers that have been less than thrilling. Even a sturdy poor produces little head hear, and the body has a hazy Autumn glow, with slow, lazy bubbles casually climbing to the top of the glass. This might explain the wan aroma, with the tiniest fumes of apple and pineapple. Despite the attenuated smell, the flavor bursts with a sour off-tasting apple streak, which then fades until it disappears way off into the aftertaste. It is pungent, alcoholic and a bit chemical. with a persistence on the tongue that needs a desperate rinsing. No good.
Miksu (4556) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle. Golden color with small head. Malty aroma with some fruitiness. Malty and fairly hoppy flavor (for a bock) with herbal and peppery hops, medium bitterness, toffee and hints of alcohol. Slightly chewy mouthfeel.
badlizard (5162) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Holiday. Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet wheat bread aroma, malty taste, and a smooth finish.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Nice. First impression. Malty first sip and the same from thereon. Quite nice, though a bit on the malty side for me.
nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle Heller Belli Bock bottle. Light golden color with a faint cloudiness. Very sweet and rich, with the pungent malt/yeast characteristics of a Maibock. Fruity tastes dance around the moderately high alcohol. A little more of a floral aroma and mild hop character than a lot of Bocks. Great beer, for the true German Lager lover.
dwedin (247) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of corn sweetness mixed with a little roasted malt and something sour. Mild sweet flavors with an even softer finish.
Fantomasus (143) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy gold with a flimsy white head. Smells of sour malt and farm fields. Flavors of malt, apple, banana, with some apricot and hop. Finish is short and clean with little hop and sourness. Quite drinkable.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on bottle)Clear yellow, white head. This could be one aavarage hardpackin´bock, end of story. Maibocks carry alot of malt and a very warming finish, as do this brew. But there´s a very interesting aromapattern in it. A blend of roastyness, fresh barley and dryness, I´ve never met in such a pale beer. Along with the finish, wich is a mix of spelt and whole-grainmash, this is a very nice beer.
jmuhops (666) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great label. Pours clear gold with a two-finger white head. Bready, lightly alcoholic, very faintly vegetal aroma. Honey-sweet malt flavor with a tiny bit of alcohol burn. Nearly nonexistent aftertaste. Good and drinkable, but fades much too soon.
skoisirius (1201) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow color. Sweet malt aroma, light flavors of sweet malt, and a light hop note on the end. Decent for this style.