Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pleasant as a beer but not as malty as I would expect of a bock. It's got a definite hop character!
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and perfumy for a bock, with nice hints of caramel. Super fresh sample (I tend to stay away from Sprechers that I see on dusty shelves) was caramelly and sweet with notes of pear and orange rind. Middle is super sweet and it it finishes hoppy and dry.
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle): Clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is ruch, sweet, malty, caramel, floral. Taste is medium sweet with a good balance -- malty caramel and floral hoppy (though not especially bitter). Full body.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bodega, Slight hop scent, hint of malt and caramel. Orangey golden, small custard head, good lace. Orange and candied malt flavour, butterscotch too. Crisp, good hoppy buzz here. A pleasant surprise!
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Talk about bitter tasting. Wow! Poured a medium white head with fine-small bubbles that quickly dissolved. There was very little lacing with this brew. The body was amber with a spicy aroma. The bitter taste lingered with this brew.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized off white bubbles and a transparent light amber body. It has a spicy aroma with a bitter initial taste of spiced hops and a lingering bitter after taste. It has a fair lacing. It tastes like it has more than a 6% ABV. It leaves a lingering tingly mouth feel. I didn’t care much for the bitterness in this Maibock. It seems more like an ESB than a bock.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a nice full white head. Malty sweet aroma. Crisp sweet malty flavor. My favorite Sprecher to date.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big frothy head. Body has wonderful clarity. Balanced nose of malt and hops. This beer is missing something. I'm easily impressed by Maibock, but I don't get enough of the sweet poale malt in this one that I've seen in others. Still pretty good.
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not what I expected at all. Dark golden color. The surprises started in the aroma. bit fruity, but with more hops and yeast than I was expecting. Complex flavors, with a bit of a yeast in the finish. Very nice.
TAR (2457) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear dark straw. Quick, dirty white foam. Clean aroma of lightly toasted candied malts underneathe metalllic notes, hint of conifer needle, sweet red apple, cantaloupe rind, graham, white grape, soft, spicy, lightly floral hops, matchstick, dough, pear, and a trace of wax. Very round, soft palate; a bit thin. Light earthy flavors abound the first impression, followed by faint acidity, iron, stinky pale malt, and a continual intervention of white grape and pale malt. Noticeable, yet very light bitterness toward the finish, which falls just short of deepening the beautiful malt profile. Flawless caramel, barnyard afternotes. Mild, very pleasant spicy hop belches. I'd like to see a fuller palate and more hop flavors, which would probably make this the finest Maibock in the land. Note: Brewed with Tettnanger and Mt. Hood.