hotstuff (3732) - 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 (4866) - 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 (521) - 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 (2401) - 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.
Crit (3209) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber,dense beige head. Faint malt nose. Medium sweet malt flavor with some alcohol heat
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly bitter, licorishy aftertaste. Bocky, but only slightly. Light in color, like a pale ale. I would have like more malt.
jaymobrown (1605) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flavorful aroma of flowers, pears, and green apples. A pale orange/yellow look with bits of floaties in it. Sweet and tangy. A good beer, but maybe on the sweet side.
JFGrind (1799) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
During the last weeks of Summer 2002 I discovered Sprecher. Out of the four styles I tried Maibock was one of my favorites. Great deep orange-golden color, and long standing foamy head. I agree this beer had a sweeter taste than other bocks I have sampled. However, overall malt / hopped taste is well balanced. A great beer at any price, but an awesome beer for four bucks a four-pack. Buy-Rite Liquors in Millville, NJ is almost out of stock on the Sprecher but I was happy to have tried this brew at discount prices.