Leighton (8594) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nicely complex ale. Poured a reddish gold with a foamy head, which faded in minutes. Smelled of sweet malts. The taste was dynamic, ringing with traces of honey, molasses, and bread. Very smooth with a mildly yeasty afteraste. I enjoyed drinking this beer very much.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, carmel, light earthiness and a hint of grapefruit rind with a smooth lingering moderatly bitter finish.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, almost no head. Malty nutty aroma with figs adding a fruity feeling. Nutty and malty in the flavor as well. Nice oily palate.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2009 Bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper with an average, fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (warm dough) with notes of pear, apple, and honey. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a dry-spicy finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. It has been quite some time since my first rating of this, and I find a new appreciation for this beer. I had avoided it for a while because it is so main stream, etc.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2007 Very malty, but well balanced with a generous helping of hops. Much like an American pale ale.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a medium to darker mahogany color with a tan head. Aromas and tastes of malts, nuts, caramel, and a little fruity. Sweet with a hoppy balance to the taste.
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Opus K, Lohja)
Big malty aroma, soapy and dish-watery. Not selling itself to me very well. Some aromatic hops, and a bit dusty. Anna mentioned nuts and wood, and unlike me quite liked the aroma. Taste is quite thin, but has a mellow walnut and woody maltiness. I prefered the taste, Anna was less enthralled. Carbonation was soft. If this is a Maibock, I’m a Dutchman. (Though US brewers not having a clue about European styles seems to be the norm.)
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(35.5cl bottle) Hazy, deep golden colour with a thick off-white foamy head. Sweet and bready cara-malty aroma with a distinctive touch of biscuits and butterscotch. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Robust pale and cara-malty base with liquid biscuits; sweet and malt-accented finish with a whiff of herbal and resiny hops. Hearty pale Bock, just a tad on the sweet side (11.VIII.09).
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin orange-hued head over a great looking amber-red beer. Very thin lacing. Warm caramel notes and sweet malt with assertive nose of aromatic hops. Perfect amount of carbonation. Slightly sweet on the palate which quickly gives way to a long pleasantly hoppy finish. Very good.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, nice red colour with a good head. Soapy aroma and taste. Somewhat metallic and sour flavour. Quirky brew which I feel is trying to be something it isn't. Rogue describes it as a Maibock, I wonder if it's trying to be a Belgian red ale?