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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3324) - 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 (5074) - 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 (4618) - 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 York, 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!


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