JohnGalt1 (1538) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pounder can found at the 16th St. Albertsons... Poured into my HotD goblet... Darker than most Maibocks, but no real complaints... Close to the higher end of darkness... clear deep amber.... light tannish head sticks around for a while leaving decent spotty lacing.
Nose is also a little "dark"... IMO closer to a bigger bockbier or a lesser doppelbock... maltiness has a distinct toastiness/melanoidin quality... still very clean malt profile with barely enough hops to be perceptible.
Flavors have a nutty/dry toasty essence too... but again, very clean... surprisingly clean for a stateside bock... should probably lean more toward the pils/pale malt, but this is a fantastic jumping off point.
Body is medium with a medium carbonation... pretty much spot-on.
Picked up the 4-pack and damn happy I did... These will be enjoyed for days to come.
Tone back the darker malts and ramp up the pils malt and this will be a huge winner.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler purchased at Pauls Grocery in McCall, ID. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Nose of caramel malts and light fruit. Medium plus in body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is big on the malts but there are some grassy and floral hops there in the finish along with some bitterness.. Pretty darn good.
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can in Ogden and yes I am aware that I am drinking a Maibock in January but with UT’s crazy liquor laws it is hard to find unique beers. Pours a nice caramel color with a bubbly tan head that settles slowly. Cereal and toast in the aroma. Roasted malt dominates the flavor but not overly sweet and balanced with a light hint of hops. Enjoyable.
ogre71 (300) - Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nice dark amber good head. Has plenty of strong malty and yeast flavors its drinkable.
jsquire (4122) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber color out of the can with a creamy off white head. Big malty nose with some alcohol in it. Caramel sweetness with some peaty notes, dried fruit and dusty malts. A bit of earthy bitterness in the finish and more prominent alcohol as it warms.
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can sample at a tasting at Troubles’ place. Thanks Denny. Clear dark amber-brown with a white head. Caramel, malt, then alcohol aroma, grainy malt, slightly alcoholic taste. Light body, sweetish finish and mild carbonation.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can sample at a tasting at Dror’s place. Thanks Denny. As Sockeye Seasonal Lager Maibock. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, toast, a bit of fruity hints and and alcoholic touch. Sweetish flavor, toasty, malty, with caramel, and a bitterish in the finish. Medium-bodied.
jcartamdg (3058) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep cherry brown with a thick mocha head. Aroma big on malt, lager yeast, biscuit. Taste is sweet and malty, nice lager yeast presence with a slight hop bite. Nice maibock.
stevoj (3847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma and flavor of nuts, roast grains. Thin head fading to nothing on dark brown body. Taste a bit more bitter than 17 IBUs, was expecting this to be a heller bock, so pleasantly surprised to find it dark.
Sledutah (6973) - Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can picked up at The Grapevine, labeled as Seasonal Lager Maibock
Pours clear dark amber with a medium sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee and ripe fruit. Flavors of toasted malts, grainy, toffee and nutty with a mild bitterness in the finish
Nice and tasty.
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can, just listed as maibock. Pours a dark ruby color with a small white head. A light fruity nose with some caramel. Flavorful: rich ripe fruits, strawberries, some dusty sweet malts, dark caramel and toffee. Earthy dry finish. Good.