MaltOne (184) - 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 it’s 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 it’s own, it’s 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 - that’s not a bad thing. It has character, substance and nuance that are lost in the watered down stuff.
Ericular (495) - 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 (432) - - 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!
jmcgavin12 (427) - Madison, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium off white head and overall light tan body. Aroma is a bit weak with notes of caramel and sweetness. Body is light and a bit thin with a pale finish. Decent beer but not overall amazing
gschrade (464) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish gold with a white head. Taste sweet, biscuit. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tectactoe (1183) - 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 (2392) - 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 (1734) - 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 (29) - - 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 (304) - 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 (1931) - 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