dogfish120love (722) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden orange. Little lacing. Notes of cereal and caramel. Could use more body and lacks flavor.
tgncc (2290) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is bready, vegetable, honey. The appearance is reddish gold, persistent white head, slighly hazy. The flavor is caramel, hoey, bread, vegetable. More sweet than not. The finish has a light yet astringent hop bittering, left on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium, slick. Decent maibock. Iím glad I got to try this tonight, as the month of May is almost over.
PilsnerPeter (3019) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Barcade: Orange pour with good clarity and a fading white head. Very sweet malt aroma- honey soaked bread and caramelized Munich malts. Average palate- slick with prickly peppery notes. Honeyish flavor- too sweet- lacking the softness of German Maibocks. Bready & sweet with some peppery alcohol and a touch of noble hop bitterness, but it doesnít blend cohesively with the under attenuated body. Just another overly sweet American Maibock.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SPH. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet, corny malt, sweet apple, and sorghum. Flavor of pale lager malts up front with a sweet fruity finish. Decent, but palate is a little thin.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at SPH. Aroma of bready malt with some red fruits, notably raspberry. Flavor the same, not at all complex, but solid bready malt with some fruitiness that is kept in check and not let to run wild into pure sweetness. Tasty for what it is, but not transcendent.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange golden color with a fluffy head. Aroma of malt and a hint of spice and bread. Taste is smooth and light with a little grain and mello rye pepper type spice. A hint of light bitterness rounds it out. Light and not that great, simple.
jgb9348 (3966) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crystal clear orange coloured body with light golden tints with no head at all. Aroma of alcohol, light malt and some apricots. Light-bodied; Decent malt flavour with not much else. Some yeast and a bit of sugars - but fairly bland, all in all. Aftertaste clean and pure, no complexity. Overall, not great and not worth trying - far substandard compared to other Southampton beers. Pass this one up unless you love to try all Mai Bocks! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purcased from K&E Discount Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 06-August-2006.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of grain, honey, potatoes, herbs, and barley. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear but slightly hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, caramel, herbs, resin, hops, grains, and a little plastic. Light to medium body. Smooth, oily texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malty finish.
dmac (3168) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 22 oz bomber purchased at Canalís Burlington. Pours a deep rusty orange/red with a smaller white foamy head. Sweet aroma with notes of honey, green raisin, doughy bread, tropical fruit, liquid caramel and toffee. Medium bodied that is slightly syrupy with average to slightly strong carbonation. Flavor is sweet, raisin, figs, sight toffee, and some grains. Decent enough and I would say itís far more worthy then a 3.31 average, well thatís what it was when I rated it.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazed dark amber color. Tall, initially creamy looking light beige head. Settles to a 1/2 inch of foam with some lace. Strong caramel, ripe fruit, and herbal hops scents. I’m catching scents between a strong amber and a bock. Toasted malt and herbal hops seem to dominate. Certainly does remind me of many euro-type bocks. A bit sweet and a touch cloying. Pecans ands hints of pralines in the finish and into the linger. So close, but yet still not quite there.