tectactoe (1734) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep amber with some lighter yellow-straw tints in places, more orange-y towards the center, capped with a wispy, thin white head. Aroma has notes of honey, lemon zest, & some kitchen spices that are hard to identify. Malty, caramel-like sweetness throughout. Taste has mild white pepper, hints of nutmeg, spices, & a finishing, heavy sweetness that’s mostly reminiscent of honey. Light phenols, warming, with a bit of a corny grain note in the aftertaste. Earthy, leafy, borderline-citric hops appear with more warmth, as does a stronger alcohol presence. Unique... Tastes "spiced" a bit, even though I believe it is not. Wouldn’t want to drink this often, but I enjoyed this more than most folks, it seems.
Frank (2836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I dunno about this stuff. It is uncomfortably close to an eastern European malt liquor. It is better than that but uncomfortably close nevertheless. It is strong lager beer that is sweet but dried out by noticeable alcohol. It had a sort of fruity bubble gum flavor as well but at least this doesn’t positively reek of it and it’s devoid of other of flavors. This drinks easily enough but it is the brewers are playing with fire. This is a hairs breadth from being a disaster.
Ed5388 (2061) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a hazy amber color with a big frothy off white head. Aroma of mostly toasted malt and citrus fruit. Taste was also sweet citrus, toasted malt, and finished a bit sour.
eworkman1 (36) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bready aroma. Good malty character. Hops take a back seat to the sweet biscuit notes that make this bock what it claims to be.
jbuskirk (437) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
The toasted malt taste is a bit heavy heavy in this brew, but it’s okay. Sadly, prickly carbonation and a lack of hops ruin the positive traits of this lager. The result is a bock that’s a bit too sweet and unbalanced.
Erzengel (2565) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rating from 2010 as Imperial Maibock. 6%. Der Antrunk ist mild-weich.süßlich. Mild karamellig. Zum Hauptteil ganz leicht säuerlich werdend, dabei malzig-karamellig mild. Starker Hang zur Wässrigkeit. Der Nachgeschmack ist karamellig, mild weich.
Nicht annähernd ein Maibock, Nichtmal im entferntesten etwas Maibock-ähnliches spürbar. Ansonsten aber sehr trinkbar. --> 9/10/9/8
csaso (1352) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - small foramy head, dark gold color, VERY sweet malty aroma and flavor, not much in way of hops at all - guess that’s what it’s supposed to be, a little too sweet and generic lagerish tasting for me
tmoreau (2381) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a small, Czech-pils type glass in two stages. First pour showed a clear, orangy gold with nice, rising effervescence. The second gathered up bottom sediment, and was quite hazy. Both showed creamy, off white head foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring & bubbly film, but left some lasting, clingy, ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was typical lager/pils scent, light toast to the malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Basically sweet throughout, the flavor also presented some light esters, low but noticeable hop bitterness, alcohol presence, and some resulting warmth, all in a medium body. Not bad, but the persistent sweetness, though not cloying, rendered the beer less clean & crisp as I would have preferred.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy Orange Color, Huge Head Dissipated almost immediately leaving only a couple of strings of lacing. Sweet, caramel, malt, just a hint of light bitter at the end, although sweet dominates this one. Real smooth for this ABV, easy to drink Good For what it is. OK.
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing exceptional here. Sweetish but very drinkable. Bready with some honey and caramel.