MaltOne (258) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Imperial Maibock version - Aroma is... minimal. Hints of the fruit, a bit of caramel, sweet. Pours clear golden yellow. White brief head. The first impression comes from the fizz on the tongue, then it smooths out and finishes with a little pepper spice. Texture is creamy, medium light body. Mostly leans towards being a sweet beer, not overly so, but... I can imagine it with jambalaya, - the south does like itís sweets - so I think as a concept, a beer for Mardi Gras, it works. Compared to the usual lagers served, this has some substance. On itís own, itís OK.
**Update** - a while back I was "forced" to drink a Miller High Life Lite. I characterized it as beer flavored water. This beer could be the beer used to flavor the water - thatís not a bad thing. It has character, substance and nuance that are lost in the watered down stuff.
milewide (1682) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with modest head. Limited aroma. Leans sweet which is appropriate to style.
DuffMan (7561) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shard with Parksy. Deep golden amber. Husky toasty malts, subtly spicy. True to style, and actually quite good.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a slight orange hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of bread with underlying notes of hay and sweet grains. Flavor has notes of earthy grains and bread with hay underlying.
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz single bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Light golden-orange and clear appearance with a beige head. Aroma of bread, floral notes, light peppery spice, light citrus and other fruity esters. Similar flavor, strong and malty, lightly sweet and bitter and a touch boozy. Medium body. Pretty mild overall, not a lot going on. Kind of hard to drink after a while, a little messy.
cheap (4444) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
That bocktown monaca is a great place to taste beers. Funny on this one its called big easy but its brewed in wisconsin, heheheh. Good co2 from the start. Fairly clear smell about it. Perhaps a hint of candy on the nose. Fairly light at first but then there is this somthing happening. Some mild bandaid thing. What is this trying to tell me? Was it a purposefully beer to that this way or was it an accident? Iím not sure. yes, is this a maibock or is it a heller? Could be a premium lager as well. Could be a mestake that they just wanted to get outtah here. Finish is a bit difficult and unique fer sure. Hides alky well if its over 5%
Cybercat (3800) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had as Imperial Maibock. Pours clear amber with a frothy ivory head. Aroma is crisp and fruity with just a pinch of caramel. Flavor is quite fruity, mainly apple and pear, with a hint of cloves and a malty underpinning. Texture is on the thin side, only average fizz, but it goes down well, Mai, mai, mai, a decent beer if not a memorable one, no matter what name it has.
miyauchi38 (585) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (405) - 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 (1606) - 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 (3167) - 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.