after4ever (5937) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500, capped. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose white film. Mild dry nutty, bread-crusty nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Nutty dry mid palate with a long dry finish. Very arid beer. Driest bock in memory for me. Almost champagne-like.
drdisque (495) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured in a chalice. Bland slightly bready beer-like aroma. thick head. Flavor has fairly strong initial hop hit for a lager - Bavarian in nature. More sweet and nutty finish. Light body. Interesting. Not quite what I was expecting. Not bad, but not great.
daje (1858) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, october 1st 2013. Light amber body, small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and orange, taste of caramel, grain, earthy hops, light bitterness, weak toasty aftertaste.
rondphoto (1546) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Vino Belissimo / Lima OH --- Cloudy bright dirty orange color, ivory head that drops quickly to a cover, nice bands of lace. Taste and aroma are Beligian Ale: yeasty malt with biscuit and wildflower notes moves with light spicing through the palate to a mildly bittered, carbonated finish. Very smooth and inviting, just enough alcohol to warm things a little at the end. Best for sipping. Good stuff.
troyc (2225) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] Clear deep golden color with about a half inch of foamy head. Caramel and grains in the nose. Floral hops, sticky brown sugar and dough in the taste. Good body and mouthfeel. OK overall.
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle enjoyed on an evening out in Bristol. Pours a hazy golden colour with a just off white head. Aroma of grain, caramel with citrus notes. Medium bodied, slightly oily texture. Average carbonation.
ARH (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle poured into a chalice. Pours and smells much like a Belgian Ale - starts with a yeasty aroma accompanied by banana and clove. After some time, the yeast is replaced by a toasted bread aroma with a mellow wood note, and a lemon cleanser-type aroma. I also picked up on some peach in there too. It pours a rocky-looking small bubble head atop a sparkling, clear yellow-orange color which turns more hazy by the end of the bottle. The head retains quite well, and it leaves a moderate amount of lace along the glass. The taste is a combination of medium sweet with a medium-light bitter; again, very Belgian-esque. The medium bodied beer is creamy with a highly active, lightly prickly carbonation resulting in a very crisp, and refreshing drink. The mouth starts with a caramel malt and peach sweetness, and if finishes with a mild, but complex combination of toasted grain (maybe some rye?), pine, grapefruit, and an ever-so-light resin. The resin lingers awhile leaving the aftertaste dry, but relatively clean.
daniele (4892) - ITALY - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden light amber medium head malty cereal little fruity some vegetable medium body medium herbal bitterness hint of liquorice
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a short white head. Aroma is caramel, toasted malt, grains, sweet malt, dark bread and soft fruit notes. Big caramel and toasted malt up front with toffee, light fruit, dark bread, grains, faint grass and sweet tea in the background. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate carbonation. Ends with more caramel, big malt notes, toasted dark bread, light fruit, grains, toffee notes and light grain.
Beerhunter111 (5581) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig, getreidig. Geschmack sehr malzig, leicht fruchtig süß, getreidig.
oeltroll (16) - USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tasted on tap at Green Street Smoked Meats. Excellent representation of hellesbock/maibock style. Big toast malt, bready, grassy and floral hop presence. Extremely drinkable. For an unfiltered mai/helles it looks incredibly clear. This beer won me over on the style.