nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong malty nose with sweet notes. Nice crimson hue with a small white head. Good complex flavour. Full bodied and well balanced. Malt with toffee flavours and a sappy texture. A incredably enjoyable beer if a little too sweet.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color, with a moderate creamy head that left an attractive film of tiny bubbles on the surface. Mild fruity nose, cherries, pineapple. Sweet and malty, a touch acidic, with cherry and orange flavors. Lingering mostly sweet finish. Interesting, and I'd like to try a couple more from this brewer.
bierkoning (12090) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color, thin head. Aroma has mandarin, lychee and peach. Rather thin. Hopbitter flavor with blackcurrant, peach and lychee. Blackcurrant and bitter aftertaste. Love the label.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown body with a light tan head. No lacing.
Malt with a subdued hop aroma.
Sweet malt taste with a powerful hop flavor. Big malty/bitter-bock aftertaste. Alcohol becomes more apparent.
Smooth but different body.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a coppery brown color and was slightly cloudy. The head was off white and fast fading (like the rogue honey cream ale I had right before it). Tasted sweet initially then got a little hoppy and finished with a hoppy and almost spocy finish.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-amber color. Small fast fading beige head. Aroma is light sweet malt. Flavor starts sweet then a quick bite on the tongue and a hop spicy finish. A rather tasty bock.
garrison (808) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one very tasty libation, one that I quaff with much gusto over and over again! Verily I say unto you... drink this ale!
p.s. The skeleton on the bottle is cool, too!
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber orange crystal clear under a medium large shortish lasting head. Faint medicinal yeast and light malt aroma. Medium soft creamy smooth body. Medium well balanced hoppy and malty sweet start. Softer slightly fruitier (hint of orange peel?) flavours. Short dry clean bitter finish. Mild bitter aftertaste.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
wouldn't have guessed it to be a maibock. tasted mainly of golden syrup with some salt and vinegar chips in the aftertaste
BBB63 (6527) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I for one really enjoy this brew, it's dark amber color and white head is nice. Rich malty aroma with an undertone of piney hops, citrus, and vanilla. Starts off with an hoppy bite but the caramel malt sweetness balanced it out quite nicely. Hint of spice and alcohol on the finish as well. Medium-bodied with a dry and lively mouthfeel. While not true to the original style, it is still well done and recommended.