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Ramapo Valley My Beethoven Maibock

Ramapo Valley My Beethoven Maibock
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This whimsically named brew can put you off your guard, but beware! The alcohol is strong and could have you singing the “Ode to Joy” after the first pint. Bocks are a family of beers that originated in Germany. They are brewed at above average strength to celebrate the coming of spring. Our Maibock is brewed with German pilsner malt and noble hops for authenticity. The flavor is sweet and malty but that dries into a satisfying crescendo that leaves the palate anxious for more. (For you classical music fans wondering about the third “B”, after the third pint of this brew, you won’t need Brahms’ Lullaby.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1649) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Aroma of yeast and grains with a hint of malt. Clear golden color not much head. Sweet taste of grain with a light body. Pleasant taste with a sweet grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Mai Bock
Date: 05/05/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta

dark amber, candy sweet malt aroma, big sweet malt flavor, light bitterness in the finish, grrat bock

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Score: **+/4
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Shared at an Ale Atlanta tasting: Pours a clear copper golden with a thin whispy white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma has a good bocky lager yeast character. Starts rich, malty and sweet with some toffee and a semi-dry finish. A nicely balanced and enjoyable maibock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Pours a clear amber color. Aroma of apple juice and malt and a touch of alcohol underneath. Caramel and fruity flavor with a light body and light bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Pours gold to amber in color. Lightly malty and fruity in both the aroma and flavor. Definitely some apple in the flavor as well. Could have used more hops in the finish. Overall, a pretty good Maibock. Had this one as part of a group tasting, and wish I had more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Once again I have to thank Secret Santa DocLock for this world-class brew! It is, I am assuming, a year old, but has aged very well. Sweet malt aroma mixed with apples and pears. Looks tasty, deep golden/auburn in color. Taste explodes with matly sweetness, but does not overwhelm. Rich and crisp and a quick, slightly sour finish. I wish I knew this was 8% before I guzzled it. Thanks again DocLock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2005
The hits just keep on coming from lmgraz1, as a very sweet, malty aroma comes off of a stunning reddish hue, with a nice cream colored head. Flavor is mild malty taste, and I get hints of apples, both in the aroma and the taste. A very smooth aftertaste makes this a beer that I drank without putting the glass down, then wished I had another bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Bottle provided by DocLock, thanks!!! The beer pours to a nice golden amber hue with a small head which dies but there is a oily quality which coast the glassware and that is a nice thing. The nose has some heavy phenols but you can still detect large esters of green and red apple, pear, caramel corn, wildflowers, and honeycomb. NICE! The taste starts quite sweet with an almost abbey triple type of candi sugar note, but then the fruity and bitter overtones clean the palate nicely. The finish has some alcohol bite but it never interferes with the taste. A tannin/woody dryness is a bit of a shock (again this is a good thing) on the finish as well. The feel has some bite overall and is oily has expected. Wow, this is surprise and one I fully enjoyed. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2004
A little mild, poured a nice copper color with white head sans laciing. At first the taste was mild and malty with no hops but the flavors became more pronounced as ifinished the bottle but still too light for me. A good feeling on the toung ethough. all in all an okay effort.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9984) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle, aged 3 months in the RVB cellars. Pours copper w/ a big, creamy white head. Fabulous aroma of malt, hops, fruit including pears, white grapes, green apples, amd Niagara wine. Tastes malty, with tons of fruit including pears, apples, even berries. Palate is medium, firm, smooth, ever-so-slightly acidic. This is an awesome beer, and you should go get some.

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