Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is perhaps the sweetest hoppy beer I've had. I found it be far more complex than any other Maibock I've had, with a sweet honey-malt base followed by some very pleasant bittering hops at the finish. Lovely!
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty nose, combined with a darker amber color. Very little white head from my bottle. Smooth taste, somewhat sweet. Hints of carmel, and fery slight impression of chocolate. Palate does indeed come off with a bite at first, then falls off. Im not a huge fan of bocks, but this one certainly is acceptable, to say the least.
Discofish (152) - USA - APR 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice beer. Amber in color, hoppy and fruity. Pretty much your basic IPA.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
slight tequila aroma. light caramel color with a bitter flavor. Palate goes from strong at first to smooth.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body is honey with a decent white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Flavour is tart yet fruity and finishes hoppy and chewy. Good but Rogue as others that I prefer.
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good rose colored ale. First sip has a nice tartness to it and a smooth aftertaste. Quite a hearty flavor for an ale. I had it with a nice american burger and I feel it really enhanced the flavor. A new top american brewery on my list.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong malt aroma ubundantly hoppy, alcohol thins the palate slightly, strong fruity, hoppy finish.
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red with hardly any head. Malt aroma. Flavor of an American dark that became too sweet as it warmed. I don't understand why this is rated so highly.
guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminded me more of an amber ale than a maibock. Malt seems to dominate the hops, but still like the balance. Found a pleasant molasses-like accent in the palate. Distinctive flavor in a good beer from a world-class brewer.
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 Bottle.Small white head that mostly diminished, spotchy lacing, hazy, fast rising carbonation, and a orange golden hue. Nose was caramel, bitter, hoppy, grapefruit, and malty.Ditto for the flavor.Fairly smooth mouthfeel and medium in body.Decent for the style, nothing truly outstanding IMO and probably not one I want again as I didn’t care for the flavor.