kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: May 23, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet bready malt aroma, light earthyness, touch of caramel
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light earthyness for balance
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a petite, white head.
Smell: Sugar-soaked toasted grains with golden raisins for a bit of pleasant fruitiness, meager spicy hop hints, and even some peppery alcohol.
Taste: Toasted grains and bready malts alongside a middling amount of caramel sweetness. Some surprisingly early alcohol hints. Hints of dried fruit come and go at whim. Mildly spicy hop character and bitterness. Finishes dry with some lingering toasted qualities parallel to some lingering alcohol heat.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Acceptable and decent, it’s not the first bock I’d reach for, but it’s not one I’d swat away like an awry tennis ball either.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an amber orange, almost glowing, with a large off-white head. Good head retention and lace. Modest caramel aroma. Malt flavor carries a cider fruitiness, with light caramel backing that up. Husky, bread crust backbone, slightly oxidized here with a bit of a metallic tang. Medium body.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009 Peoria International Beer Fest. Pours a clear orange color with low carbonation. Aroma is very sweet and carries a slightly nutty malt flavor with some Munich malt presence and a bland graininess as well. Flavor is moderately flavorful with some sweet caramel graininess and light fruity taste.
bluemooner (573) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber color with a thin white head. Medium body and sweet malty aroma. Tastes of malt, caramel and hops with sweet floral hints. Decent but not a great maibock.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet, cloying corn with a faint bit of grassiness and caramel. Taste is sweet malts, syrupy peach and other fruits and a bitter finish. Medium bodied and sticky.
nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 12oz bottle. Filtered orange-tan color, light fluffy head. Sweet alcohol laced aroma, rather old school if you will. More smooth than the aroma would have me believe, relatively true to style. Cloying malt sweetness dominates. Lacks a little yeast depth, but overall a nice effort. A relatively sessionable, well balanced example.
ihatehefe (5) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
as per my earlier reviews, i’m a sucker for a good maibock, and this isone of my favorites
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear copper with a big off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with not much else going on. Malty flavor with caramel and nuts.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a foamy but dissipating off white head and a lot of carbonation. Light toffee aroma with a hint of grains. Caramel flavor with a trace of toffee.