sawbuck (373) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating the imperial Maibock. Sweet bready malt aroma up front. Nice orang amber color with a white head. Rich sweet malt up front. Notes of strong caramel, and some hint of raisin. Sweetness is balanced quickly with an of, bitter taste....slightly peppery. Finish is mostly sweet with a reprise of the bitterness. Watery mouthfeel with average carbonation. O.k.
keanex (1547) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, date smudged
Glass: Fresh Slice can glass.
Appearance: A huge off-white head erupts from the hazy amber body. Too hazy and too much head.
Aroma: Malty with a mildly caramel and bready backbone.
Taste: Big and malty with a mostly caramel backing, with a slightly toasty finish. Finish lingers for a bit, semi-dry.
Palate: Medium bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: A bit old I suppose, showing all malts at this point, though the description says this is how it tastes.
superspak (2916) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/10/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of orange zest, plum, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange zest, plum, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, plum, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Maibock style. Good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed as Lakefront Big Easy Imperial Maibock. 12 oz bottle purchased as a single at France 44 in Minneapolis. Bottled on 01/16/2014 stamped on the bottle neck. The pour is a mostly clear golden orange with a 1/2 inch off white head that halls fast with noisy large bubbles. The aroma is caramel, floral malt along with some general hay yeast notes. The taste is sweet hay floral earth with a bit of warming alcohol in the finish. The palate is medium to full bodied with residual sweet hay yeast character and a hint of warmth in the back. Solid maibock.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle offered @ home, via rote boxe. Thanks! Pours a bit hazy, bright orange appearance with a thin tan head. A lot of sweet orange candy, sweet mash / grain water aroma. A little watery and very twangy. Lots of grass and sweetness. Finishes way too sweet. Pass.
jmagnus87 (2742) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy rust orange with minimal head. Aroma of citrus with a strong malt backbone. Taste is light bitter. Follows aroma. Caramel malt dominates the finish. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Pretty good.
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky dark orange pour, soft silky white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma is fruity and sweet with some dates, raisins and molasses. Flavor has a definite yeasty undertone, with some strong molasses, dates and raisins to make a solid belly warming beer. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Passed this by many times in Whole Foods - thought for sure I had had it. Thanks to Aurelius for the trade!
TXBadger (1624) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one was too sweet for me. Started off sweeter than I expected and finished sweeter. Not a whole lot in the way of hops on this one.
Ericular (705) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Rapids Liquor Tasting. Aroma is fresh, fruity, light, and Spring-like. Taste is fruit, yeast, with a grainy aftertaste. No alcohol present. Refreshing lawnmower beer.
BeerKurve (509) - - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Mild carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of pale malts, yeasts, caramel, light honey and floral hops. Same with the flavor. Moderate body with mild carbonation. Pretty good!