bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into a tall glass.
Appearance: Bright, burnished gold with foamy barely off-white head.
Aroma: Bittersweet apple, caramel and noble hop spiciness. Not sure I have ever smelled that much apple in a beer before.
Taste: Very sweet upfront with candied sugar, caramel, apple, and some grass and straw characteristics. Ends slightly spicy and bitter, but less so than most other Maibocks I have had.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium body, fairly warming, slightly cloying finish.
Overall: It’s an okay Maibock, but is simply too sweet and alcoholic for my personal tastes.
jmohno (965) - Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color, fair amount of head.Bought it room temp shelf,and is slightly out of season which may explain the off yeast aroma.Other than that it is a good malt aroma candylike smell fruit like hop aroma with some alcohol along with a pleasant yeast freshbread like aroma besides the off aroma.Taste is similar very good flavor,low bitterness smooth malt soft hops finishes with a clean mild citrus.Almost a session but good to savor.
Lorimar (3) - Charlotte, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2011 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average Maibock beer. I still have to get at least a 6 pack every year whenit comes out.
wlajwl (3324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale malt crunch with alcohol burn, not a real flavorful beer but a kick in the face if you need it.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Upper Mississippi Mashout. Not sure why they casked this one but whatever. Pours a slightly hazed deep gold/yellow. Nose is very bready and a touch sweet. Bocky melanoidin component as well. A hint of spicy continental hop notes and perhaps a grainy component as well. On taste, medium bodied with a round sweetness from the alcohol that is a bit much, imo. Does have a robust maltiness to it, but the sweetness does seem to get in the way. A hint more bittering would have been perfect for this one. Okay.
arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish orange with white head, aroma has notes of caramel, grass, and pine. Taste is some dull notes of grass, leading into caramel, slightly bitter finish. Pretty good flavors, but not very many of them and not very strong.
bpreo (1312) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heller Bock? How about a Hellova Bock? I really enjoyed this one, helped me shoot 4 on a par 3.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark straw color - frothy, lasting head - aroma of dough, vanilla, sweetbreads, a bit of fruitiness - flavor is medium sweet and fairly clean up front - some hops bitterness and crackery character - dough through the middle, with faint butterscotch/diacetyl - becomes rather sweet at the end, but it is a clean sweetness - light esters - not quite to style, but not terrible.
strongpieman (1313) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep gold, almost no head. Highly carbonated. Mild aroma. Some bitterness... pleasing beer... can tell the strength, but otherwise medium / light body.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from TC Craft. Golden, straw colored pour with a big white head that leaves fantastic lacing. Fresh, clean aroma with some bready notes. Crisp, clean flavor with some hoppy notes and a slightly bitter hoppy flavor.