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RATINGS: 93   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


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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for this... Appears a light amber with a small white head that fades into a mild collar. Little bits of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is of malty caramel, and fruit with mild citrusy hops coming through. Taste is malty, hoppy with vienna malts, caramel, toffee, and mild hops all being present. Mouthfeel is slightly bubbly with a toffee sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4501) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2006
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for bringing this growler to a weekly tasting. Pours a translucent orange amber with an off white bubbly lacing head. Aroma of sweet malts, fruity and caramel. Flavor was also sweet and malty with some light citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2006
on tap at the brewery. clear light copper color, short foamy light tan head. aroma is a little grassy but also some caramel malt. flavor is banana, malty & spicy. some dryness too. mild bitter finish. great way to celebrate the first day of spring!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
2.22.05 Tapped from wooden cask sitting on the bar at Glen Gardner’s(?) somewhere in the wilds of Northwest NJ. A really nice maibock, not completely ready just yet as of tasting but the potential seems great

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours a copper color. With a thick white head. Very tasteful, with hints of berries. Easy on the palate. The after taste leaves something to be desired though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
I like the maibock style so I’m a little bias on this, but this was a great bock beer, copper color, small off-white head, decent lacing, very sweet & malty nose, very smooth & drinkable, creamy body, sweet finish, just an all-around great maibock

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2005
Poured a nice golden color with a small head. Smell and taste is of caramel and toffee. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2005
On tap (actually from a keg provided by egadzis - thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a larger sized white head. Aromas and tastes of yeast, bread, caramel, and light fruits. Very easy to drink. Alcohol content hidden.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Poured a copper color with a large, lightly off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted dough, caramel malt, light hoppiness. More caramel and bread in the taste. Smooth, alcohol well covered, nice bock. This was a big hit among both beergeeks and non-beergeeks alike, at my party Saturday.


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