beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super crystal clear agate amber color with a puffy finger high head of off-white foam that fizzes away fairly quickly to a thin all-over skim, lacing drips back in quick leaving very minimal spots. Aroma is highly sweet of fresh bagel dough and lighter caramelness with vanilla, dulled grasses, and slight banana esters underneath. Taste is more of the same, with a very sweet and malty charge from front to back thats dulled of fruity-candyish waffer cookie things with small hints of grassy herbal spices peaking around the edges of the palate. Some grainy-sweet corn like sweetness mixes in there at a non-threatning level. Always keeps a decent balance of malty sweetner. Slightly crisp and drying in the finish, medium body feel, but overall slightly chewy and buttery slick, but in a light way not heavy. This was surprising to say the least, quite tasty and refreshing, one I’l have again....and again...
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color with a little orange hue. Aroma and taste consist of malts and caramel. It felt very light in the mouth, but not so much that it seemed non-existant. Not the best by far, but quite tasty.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color, thin tan head. Simple malt scent. A little more complex than I would have expected. Caramel is the most noticable, slight alcohol presence as well. Smooth and easy drinking. Good stuff.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, faded crimson color, adequate, spotted beige head.
Aroma is clean and malty, rosy sweet, subdued.
Taste: smooth, very light, unobstrusive entry on the palate and definitely classifiable as tasty, rich, buttery, bright, with toffee-ish malty tones.Good mouthfeel, hangs fully and solidly on the tongue, a very tangible maibock, bright coppery, I like the way this lays in the mouth.
Good drinkability, too, but I like bolder, more substantive maibocks better, so, as much as I appreciated this bottle, Schell's has to get in line behind some superior offerings.
Good, though, I'd never say no to one!
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good malty flavor, pours a nice tannish head, goes down real good until it warms. Gets you screwed up quick
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very tasty beer. It poured an orange color with a thin white head. Very malty and smooth throughout with a nice finish.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a nice amber color with a small head and no lace. The aroma is malty and sweet. The flavor is malty, as it should be, but too much in the hop department. The body is fairly rich. Overall, this one is marginal at best.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Side by side with Summit Maibock, Summit wins big. I just do not get the luscious sweet pale malt I get with Summit. This one is more neutral and perhaps less obviously alcoholic. And this resembles in no way double bock--it should be classified with its fellow Maibocks. Thank you, Slikwily.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look out--this stuff will sneak up on you and rob your head. Kinda reminds me of the old days when someone would pour booze into some unsuspecting soul's beer, just to watch that person get insanely drunk. Overall, I like this beer--golden color, nice-looking initial head. It's quite malty with some honey-like sweetness in the background. Very little bittering present. It's quite smooth too--I couldn't really detect any alcohol taste with my taste buds but wow, my brain cells sure detected it. Two of these on an empty stomach knocked my brain into neutral...
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 Pretty Decent offering from Schell. I did try this side by side with Summit's version. I have to say that Summit has a better tasting procuct in this category, just a bit more flavor; though I wouldn't turn this down by any means. It is an nice beer. I'd certainly say it is worth a try. But as you try it, also try it againts the Summit verson. By the way, yes indeed I had to re-rate a bit to agree with others that absolutely - this WILL Sneak up on you. I got plowed with just a couple of them.