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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2004
on tap at blind tiger. seemed a bit weird having a maibock in a small glass but oh well. sweet, slightly tropical aroma with a little bit of anzac cookie dough. plenty of alcohol in the taste with a hint of baking soda, some stewed fruit and pleasant metallic bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2004
I liked this beer more than the Heartland Maibock, frankly. Less harsh alcohol taste. In fact, the Ramstein’s alcohol is virtually undetectable. Not terribly malty and somewhat innucuous, IMHO. I have no idea why it’s rated so highly, although I love Ramstein as much as the next guy. On tap at The Gate (Brooklyn).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2004
I can’t complain too much about this beer, but I have to say, I’m not sure why exactly it’s so highly rated. It’s not as malty as some bocks, and it’s very fruity. Dates and Apples and Pears. A nice balance of tartness and sweetness. Full body, and nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2004
On tap at The Gate. Poured a yellow golden color with a minimal head. Aroma was spice and cinammon. Taste was spice with some sweetness, some fruit, almost like cherry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
notalush (5256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2004
[draught] This beer is amazing! - dirty-blonde pour with medium carbonation and compact head - sweet aroma of light fruits and candy - a tiny hint of tartness up front, that fades away to a medium bodied, malty explosion of flavors - there are a lot of more "summer oriented" fruits here, strawberries in particular, but also cherries and a touch of pears - this beer is clean, yet chewy and malty at the same time - strawberries stick around in the finish for quite some time - excellent stuff - the best Ramstein I’ve had so far, and that includes the winter wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
(Draught) Pours a medium, white lasting head and a golden body with medium carbonation. Nose is sweety and lactic. Nice malt, crisp and fresh. Good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Vibrant grain and hay exuding transpiration...The crisp caress of hops in the end create a quite pleasant balance...The smell of oncoming spring is always a relief...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
Sweaty, malt aroma. Dark, golden with tan head that recedes slowly. Quite bitter, hoppy and crisp. Lighter body then expected. Sort of like a pils/kolsch bock. On tap at TapNY festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
TAP NY, sample. Thick, malty, flowery sweet nose, good lacing, light amber color. Fairly light-bodied, more bitter than I would have expected, crisp, good balance, some nice honey. Very good, but didn't blow me away and was destined not to be even the best Maibock of the day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2004
This is incredible. Incredible color. Rich full body. Full of malt character. This is about the best you could ask for.

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