CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-bottle sampled on 8/9/06: Pours a clear light copper bronze with a thin, wispy white head. Aroma has a good authentic sweet German maltiness with a nice lager yeasty profile. Body starts with a sweet, very authentic German bready maltiness finishing slightly earthy and bittersweet. True to style and very flavorful.
HoppityHop (199) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery, this is an amazing beer. Very tasty, with near perfect balance and character. Extremely drinkable for a beer of this strength. My favorite Ramstein brew. Excellent.
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz handbottle, via Dickinsonbeer. Pours a slightly hazy copper colored body under a fizzy one finger white head that fell to a patchy film. Aroma is all sweet munich malt. Light notes of toffee and alcohol. Flavor is of munich and toasted malts, fairly dry for the style, with a light hoppiness up front. Fades to a toffee and lightly alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly syrupy in texture, with fairly active fizzy carbonation. Overall, a fairly straightforward and clean Maibock.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of toffee and aged sweet malt. Notes of dried apples. Flavor continued with the toffee notes. Sweet malt. Good taste with a medium body.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Poured a light copper color with a massive head, bartender took 4 times to fill my glass. Aroma was different there was something in there i couldn’t put my finger on and caramel malts and some hops. The flavor was bready and of caramel malts. Mouthfeel was very very smooth."
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
04.29.06 TAPNY, but this is not my first sample of this excellent maibock. Like the Eisbock, this beer from High Point is highly anticipated and consistently outstanding. Unfortunately, it’s just about impossible to get your hands on outside of North Jersey or a couple of select pubs (none of which are EVER at the Jersey Shore). The aroma is one that returns memories of great experiences, those being previous opportunities to sample this very beer. Full of sweet-tart apple aromas and flavor enhanced with vanilla, tropical fruits, and a milky sweetness that lasts throughout. This may be the first time I’ve used ’milky sweetness’ but it truly is that -- sweet like whole milk, almost creamy, and yet never becoming cloying -- it’s not a sugary sweetness. The finish is all malt with the pilsner coming through in a glorious bite of grasses and herbs, touch acid-tart. Lovely beer.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ramstein has won me over with this malty crisp soft beer with a taste of apple caramel laden with medium sweetness. I had this on tap at Barley Creek Brewing in Tannersville. Unfortunately, they won’t give growlers because its not a Barley Creek beer.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Also had this New Jersey beer at AleSt.News dinnner at the Hilton for the the first time.Poured a light amber with hints of citrus and malts.I really liked this beer and its style.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one at the Ale Street News dinner at the Hilton, Short Hills N.J. They had it on draft out of a 1/6 keg. It was the talk of the night. Delicious. Ramstein is known for their wheat beer variety who knew thay would have made an delicious Mai-Bock. Nice and mellow. This beer weighed in around 8.7abv. Though it was very well balanced.
TAR (2691) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light bronze. Retentive layer of white foam. Clean and airy aroma of toasted hay, fennel, and wafery malts. Lightly lemony with a fresh hint of floral hops. Soft and fluffy carbonation. Initially grainy in texture, yet with a vividly defined arrangement of sweet, feathery malts. Hop character is multidimensional with a poised bitterness coupled with a vibrantly vivacious array of hop flavors which enhance the flowery softness. Candy apples grace the tongue with a sweet glaze fullness which helps pillar the body. Snippet of spicy alcohol warmth ensues. Deeply rooted Munich reveals toasted biscuits and caramelized honey, but the overall flavors remain unchanged as the malt sweetness never becomes forced. Exceptionally full and fluffy Pilsner malt foundation also complements and tempers the richer malt elements. Delectably juicy, with a quenching twinge of acidity, to boot, and impeccably attenuated, with a subtle depth-lending dusting of mineral dryness. Finishes well-rounded and soft, with a seamlessly interwoven fusion of anise-tinged hops and snappy toast. A captivating example of delicateness combined with complexity. So pure and pristine. Just an incredible experience. Thanks for the ride, Dickinsonbeer.