ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bocky butterscotch aroma floating off the wispy-foamed lake surface of orange brew. Buttery, butterscotchy, a hint of lactose bitter-sweetness. Thick palate, suds hitting a bit late to lighten the load. Sticky finish but clean in taste.
Erzengel (834) - 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 (1132) - 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 (1918) - 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 (449) - 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 (2350) - 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.
zoucrew102 (283) - - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, imperial maibock version. Aroma is minimal but a hint of maltiness. Pours cloudy copper colored with a light, white head. Light refreshing beer with a lot of malt and a crisp bite on the finish.
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demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is bread with a little bit of roast on it. The hops poke through with a grassy note, then on a second sniff a more citrus/grapefruit nose. Appearance is very light amber color, almost golden with a thick white head that lingers around for a little while. Taste is pretty good with the hops coming to the forefront then a little bit of the toasty note of the malt. Palate is medium to low carbonation, light in the mouth feel, a light crisp aftertaste. Overall, It’s not a world beater, but it’s very drinkable. Cheers!
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazyish coppery orange with a fading white head. Smell is like honey and toasted biscuit, with a slightly boozy doughy lager yeast. Flavor has a more pronounced doughy lager yeast flavor, with some smooth biscuitiness and a mellow sweetness. Very low bitterness, doesn’t really feel imperial. A fine helles, but tastes like nothing special. Still quite good though.
Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Mystery Beer" at Green Dot Stables in Detroit for the week of February 24th. $3 for a bottle. Bottled in November 2012. Since I had it straight out of the bottle...
1.) I won’t bother going over the appearance.
2.) I won’t be able to really give this beer a fair shake.
Smell: It’s your typical maibock. It has a sort of "dusty" and dirty malt aroma with plenty of sweetness at the end of each whiff.
Taste/feel: Follows the nose, for sure. Has that gritty malt flavor, but a perfect amount of sweetness.
Brief review, and probably not a very accurate one (I was already three deep on an empty stomach), but I feel my ratings probably aren’t very far off. Not necessarily something I’d seek out again, but definitely something I’d try again.
FloridaBeerGuy (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent seasonal. Good food pairing beer. Has a bit of sweetness and bitterness too.Would pair with Spicy food well hence the Big Easy marketing. Good Beer for your Mardi Gras party....compares to Abita Mardi Gras Bock favorably