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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Rich Amber Bock brewed with Vienna and Munich malts. Pure lager yeast ferments this beer to create a deep malty character with a hint of caramel toffee aroma. Robust noble hops and 7.5% abv. intertwine the malty and toasty flavors. Historically, this beer is brewed once a year to celebrate the “Stark Bierzeit” (strong beer season) and to welcome the warming Spring Sunshine. (Draft Only) Starting Gravity: 16.0-16.5 ° Plato Finishing Gravity: 3.5-4 ° Plato apparent International Bitterness Units: 35-40 Color: 16.0-17 EBC


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2006
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.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rballs01 (278) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2006
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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TAR (2437) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2006
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 23, 2006
Cask @ Brazen Head cask festival. Poured into half pint glass, can see through the beer. Aroma is not strong faint smell of rye bread. Taste is distinct, hard to describe and not tasty for me. Stays on the palate for a while. A bit of bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
Clear amber with thin ringing offwhite head. Aroma is malty, candy apple, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt, toffee and hop. Soft, smooth palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2006
Tap. Poured a light amber with out much head. Malt on the nose predominates and that continues on into the mouth with additional sweetness and fruit. Could have had another.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2006
Poured amber with a thick tan head. Good head retention and creaminess. There were hints of citrus, caramel malts and honey. Very sweet and malty taste which was quite bready. Very sweet citrus finish that was slightly bitter yet effective. Mouthfeel was near perfect because the flavors were well balanced and the alcohol was there but not overdone. Very easy drinking Maibock.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
Sweet fruit aroma with some malt. Found some citrus notes in the flavor. Poured a dark orange. I enjoyed it enough to order 2.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2006
Draft - Ludwig’s (Philadelphia) - Color was wrong for a maibock - too dark. Flavor was big, sweet and malty. Aroma was subdued, slightly bready with some notes of malt. A little sweet for me (and I started to suffer from IBU withdrawl), but other than the color, an above average maibock.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Pours a clear medium to light amber with a nice fluffy off hwite head that fades slightly. Aroma of baked bread, light munich malts, toasted malts, and lightly nutty. Flavor has a very subtle smoky medicinal taste, but is mostly hidden by light munich malts, hints of caramel, and lightly nutty, with a decent bitter finish. Maibocks are one of my least favorite styles but this one was very well made and enjoyable.


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