hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Crow restaurant in Seattle, WA. Came a clear amber. Big white head. Nose of sweet caramel malts. Medium body. Clean mouthfeel. Flavor is fruity and malty. Some bitterness in the finish. Nice.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at WA Brewer’s fest. Amber pour with a small fluffy head. Wasn’t too big on this one. Smells and tastes bready, lightly grassy, with a cooked vegetable character that I get out of a lot of lagers. Kind of corny, vegetal, and off.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not to Good. But not horrible.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--May Bock--1999 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Maibock--Special Release to The Ballard Market. Clear bright red color. Rich malty nose with herbal hints. Spicy front leads to rich malty body with smooth spicy cherry caramel notes. Wonderful. Sampled 5/28/1999.
bitbucket (2154) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Pours clear amber with a lacy white head. Sweet brown sugar aroma and taste. Fairly crisp noble hop finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barking Dog. Nice sweet malty aroma, caramel mostly and some fruity/floral hops. Pours dark-ish amber with a nice fluffy head. Sweet flavors of caramel, honey, fruity notes followed by a floral clean bitterness. SOme residual sweetness choses to linger for a little while. Nice light bite in the finish from hop/carbonation mixture.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Deep honeyed-amber with crisp, 1" head. Honey malt wafts off the glass. Rather sweet and alcoholic body with some floral character. Sour grain and flowery, alcohol finish. Re-rated 4-25-10. Similar experience, but the sour -tannic graininess was even more harsh this time and worsened with each sip.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the last pours on draught at the Jolly Roger brewery/taproom grill in suburban Seattle, WA. Lucky to have visited before this beer ran out. Pours a dark copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and off-white ring. Aroma of sweetened caramel malts, flowery hops, a touch of Yorkshire pudding with butter and some light spice. Taste is full bodied, a little sweet with flavors of sweetened caramel malt, a touch of apple and some mild fruit cake. Finish is sweet with small bit of citrus hop character that slowly disappears. This is a multi-personality maibock and willing to try this one again. Curious to see how next year’s batch turns out.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Maritime in Seattle. Red-gold in color. Slight maple/caramel aroma with just a whiff of hops. This is a sweet one, though perhaps less so than other maibocks that I’ve tried. Still, the sweetness seemed sticky, nearly overpowering some of the other characteristics of the brew. The alcohol shows up after a few sips, and its presence grows as the glass empties. Drinkable, but a wee bit out of balance.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 - Washington Brewers Festival – Kenmore WA
A deep golden amber color with a thin head. This had a deep sweet malty aroma with a flavor to match the floral notes also added to the flavors. This was a great beer and if this sits it get better with the warmth of the hand. Great beer for a cool day.