Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this more than I thought. Itís nicely filling beer, rich and satisfying, with a lot bready, hearty flavors mixed with a crisp. peppery hop finish. Nice notes of grass and pine in the finish, as well. I could actually see myself drinking more of this.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light gold - soapy head - moderately honey sweet nose, with fairly potent fruity and floral hallertauer - some spicy and slightly husky rye kind of muddle things - light to medium body - moderate carbonation - medium sweet, but quite hoppy and spicy, especially in the finish, so it is easy to forget this is supposed to be a Maibock - quite a peppery bite to the hops, which I am digging - to some degree this tastes like an amped up version of Shift - however, that rye comes in near the finish - it is spicy and mildly husky, just like in the nose - it really does lessen the enjoyment - should have left the rye out and produced a cleaner product - still, itís a decent beer.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Malty nose with notes of lemon and grass. Malty flavor with grassy hop accents before a piney finish. Tasted more like an ale than a lager and didnít resemble a bock in any way (not even a heller bock), but I enjoyed it.
jgb9348 (4283) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super clear and light golden or perhaps a very light copper coloured body with a thick, five centimetre tall off-white head that leaves a sloppy lace and a zillion bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of nice bright grapefruit hops with a kick of light malt and a bit of metal. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour up front with the grapefruit and a bit of herbal flavours and a little apple and pear sweetness too. Aftertaste shows a more refined flavour with a good malt balance with a light acidic and sharp metallic note. Overall, a good light-ish beer with some pleasant hop notes and a good crisp flavour. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 02-April-2013 for US$4.49 sampled at home in Washington on 10-May-2013.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was good. The hops are more in the body than in the aroma, but itís great in that they somewhat overpower the strong bock flavor I donít usually like in heller bocks. Nice.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate grass with a touch of bread and sweetness. It pours a transparent gold with a three finger soapy white head that has good retention. A good amount of sticky webbing is left behind on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate honey. The finish has light-moderate grass, floral notes, orange peel, and some faint lemon. Itís light-medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
Strykzone (4199) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light golden beer with a soapy off white head. An aroma of hops and grain, rye maybe. I find the aroma to be more interesting than the flavor. Hops are lighter when tasted as is the grain. That being said, this is imminently drinkable and would make a great crossover beer. As it warms the hops grow and bring more bitterness, fruit, and tartness. The Hallertauer begins to come through.
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Clear orange golden color. Good thin white head. Little lace sticks. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice, grapefruity citrusy hoppy aroma. Some metallic notes of oxidization and lager bluntness in the nose and malt profile, but still a satisfying citrusy hoppiness. Moderate bitter, light sweet. Solid, hoppy bock, but nothing special or outstanding. Good bit of citrusy american west coasty hop
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Samís, Durham. On the cheap side for NB bombers, so why not? Bright, clear golden pour with a brimming carbonation. Dry noble hops in the nose are appealing on a hot day. Medium bodied, playful carbonation. Some bready notes in the taste, but mostly leafy, dry, and fairly inviting overall. Not much complexity to it, but enjoyable on its own terms.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Light orange color, white foam. Smells of pale barley malt. Earthy character. Rich, thick bodied, creamy texture. Barley flavor, sharp hops. Bold bitterness, lingering hop on the palate. Bitter pine in the finish. (3722)