bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is of caramel malt with hints of brandy. Taste is a strong sweet caramel and lots of peppery alcohol. Very dry, crisp mouthfeel. Tastes as if it may have been aged a bit in a barrel. Strong hop bitterness. Lacks complexity and depth of character. Drinkable.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Ginger Man - Houston, 2/11/14
Aroma: The aroma is toffee, caramel, and bread, with a little bit of a floral/grassy hop
Appearance: This one pours a clear amber-orange, with a frothy beige head and good lace
Flavor: The taste is rich and malty with a light hop backbone to it
Palate: The body is medium, with average carbonation, and a light dry finish
First spring beer of the (way before) season! It’s 35 in Houston today for heaven’s sake, drinking a spring beer just seems wrong. Anyway, I thought this was a pretty flavorful example of the style. It isn’t an amazing beer, but it isn’t half bad either.
fluffy (1231) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great entry from saint arnold, a bit of toffee, some malty biscuit, nice clean finish.
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charule (745) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear brown with white head. Slight sweet aroma. Very sweet honey taste.
artmcd8 (1216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear brown orange with a white thin head. Fruity aroma similar to a lager. Crisp finish.
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, brown sugar and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar and light earthiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
Poobah (242) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a thin head and a malty, sweet nose. Moderately carbonated, malty mouthfeel followed by a finish with caramel and brown sugar.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful copper color with an off white, fairly quickly receding head. Nose is light caramel, light toffee, light leather. Flavor is toffee, caramel, toast, with a somewhat biscuity finish. On the sweeter side, could be a tad dryer. Pleasant carbonation.
Maverick34 (2012) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Cant tell the color. Malty breads aroma. Similar taste with overpowering malty sweetness. Decent.
vipinvelp (1813) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light redish brown with small light brown foam head. Aroma is light caramel with little coffee. Taste is nice bitter, small coffee. Nice long lasting aftertaste. (Houston 201303)
BelgianBeerGal (2962) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Central Market bottle. From my experience with maibocks (which is not much) this seemed pretty true to form. They always seem to be a little alcohol forward; this one included. Good but this is not really my style.