TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glassy pale golden capped with a dollop of creamy white froth. Big grainy aroma with notes of white grape, mineral, toasted pale malts, burnt honey, and softened tea leaf. Faintly hay-like with a subtle noble hop dusting. Silky carbonation. Creamy medium-light body. Subdued sweet flavors of toasted pale malts and crabapple. The slight acidic quality is quickly cut off by the sweetness. It's both doughy and floral with the noble hops lending some very subtle perfumey aspects. Finishes metallic and honeyish with lasting pale malts and a continual Hallertau tease. This is much more a Maibock than it is a Bock. Nonetheless, the Hallertaus are detectable, but no signs of Saaz. The hop and malt flavors are certainly refined, but one or the other is either overstated in the aroma or understated in the flavor dept.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stunningly malty and pale in color. One of the best blonde bocks I've ever had. Between New Glarus and Capital, it's a horserace!
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather slight aroma, some honeyish sweetness, faint yeast, lightly floral, spicy hop and lighter malts. Golden in color, faintly hazy, mostly subsiding head and plenty of effervescence. Flavor is malty, faintly floral and sweet to start, then blending with a fair amount of bitter hop spice. Finish is lightly peppery. Interesting and easy-drinking.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting taste as it has a malty taste in which it is apparent that it could possibly take over the ber if it was not for the honey bouquet at the end. I'm slowly making my way through the New Glarus selections and am amazed by the high quality they continue to put out.
drywallman (358) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly malty, but not over the edge. A decent floral hop bitterness, and the suggestion of honey. It could be a very good session beer.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Do I have a great wife or what? She took a trip home to her folks and loaded up on cool Wisconsin brews. This one's defining characteristic is it's heavy, thick texture. It's viscosity is slippery and honeylike, which probably emphasizes the significant honey flavor presence. The other dominant tatse is fruity - apple juice, and the thing would get uncomfortably sweet were it not for a faint florality holding it in check - barely. Its monstrous maltiness almost gets away, the honey almost becomes artificial, but everthing holds together in the end and it's a good beer.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden color, but an aroma that leaves something to offer. The beer tastes...soft, subtle, and the honey is apparent. A nice beer, and a little unique.
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium gold color. Largish foamy head. Aroma is slightly floral. A medium bodied beer. Mild malts are sweet. Honey flavor prevalent. Hops are very mild. Very smooth and slightly sweet. Nice tasting beer. I would never have guessed that this is a bock. I like it, but it sure doesn’t taste like most bocks I’ve had. Mouthfeel is thick and round. Finish is clean and very smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light bitterness in the nose. Aesthetics are top notch: huge, creamy, white head that is mostly lasting. Excellent lacing. Body sparkles like champagne. Picked up a hint of pistachio in the intial taste. Very tasty; good overall brew. Could serve as a more than adequate session brew.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A fair maibock, but it lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.