KajII (710) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a mildly cloudy copper/amber with an orange hue and a small (less than 1 finger) off white frothy head that had decent retention and good lacing.
The aroma was of toasted caramel malts, citrus hops and a biscuit yeast with strong citrus, toffee and caramel notes.
The taste was sweetly bitter with a hint of caramel in the beginning then progressed into much bitterer flavor with a nice dose of citrus at the end, I am guessing a little lemon and grapefruit. The flavor stuck around long enough to let one enjoy the nice citrusy hoppy aftertaste.
Mouthfeel had a smooth creamy texture and a medium body with a prickly carbonation.
Overall a super refreshing ale that had a nice blending of malts, hops and citrus. And one that is most definitely worth drinking again.
chevyshane (6) - - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Im such a huge fan of the pacman yeast and use it from wyeast at my local brew shop. This is a great example of a maibock from the westcoast. Tangy and prompt.
mikedevilsfan (76) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color, slight white had. Taste is Carmel malty, with an almost ice tea taste with bisquety finish. Very nice Heller Bock.
Russell_210 (3) - - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy Amber honey color. Sweet earthy aroma.Great taste on the tongue and leaves a pleasant tart finish. Excellent beer for a Friday night.
eruizgarcia (116) - - JUN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light amber with little head. Sweet with a bright yeast flavor and kind of boozy. Pretty good.
jrodooo5 (535) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Love the pour, love the mouthfeel, & the taste is well balanced but just not quite flavorful enough. Still a very solid drinkable beer & far less hoppy than I imagine. Pretty good for a warm summer night. Decent!
stantheman (378) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottle at Hop & Vine on Burnaby Mountain, served in a St Bernardus snifter. Surprising it’s taken me this long to get around to this Westcoast classic. Lots of fruit and malts here, less so with the hops, which are well in the background. Sweet, malty finish. Nice!
revolution2718 (29) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ver weak aroma. Good balance of hops and malt in taste. Drinkable but nothing special.
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eros47 (45) - Huntington Park, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a off white head. The malt aromas dominate the hops. Very smooth and light. Great session brew.
elbernays (39) - IRELAND - JUN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma was not strong when opened. Slight sweet hints. Clear brown appearance. The non aroma carried over to taste. smooth with only slight bitter aftertaste. It is nothing to write home about.
grimreaperguru (212) - santee, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darkish amber color with an off white head. The aroma was of light floral hops and sweet grains. The flavor was sweet grains with a little bitterness. Goes down smooth with a light bitter aftertaste. Overall a good beer.