igneous1 (1528) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep golden/light copper color, clear, thin white head. some floral and sour aspects to the aroma. flavor has a creamy smoothness...notes of orange, subtle alcohol, and maybe a little pear in the flavor. hops are fairly earthy in this one. just picked up on what i perceive to be clove.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-tinged golden body with a thick creamy white head. Inviting cinnamon, sugar and floral notes in the aroma. Overall this is a lighter bock. A gentle biscuity start leads to a spicy, leafy finish. I really dig the hops, they compliment not so much the malt taste (which I can't find much of) but rather the viscosity of the mouthfeel. A very enjoyable beer.
badgerben (4726) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sprecher's tasting room. Nice amberish color with medium head. Lots of solid hop and malt flavor. It almost seems like a light version of a heavy bock, but without loosing much flavor. Oh man... that sounded like a Miller Lite ad. Shoot me now...
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz bottle. Probably last year's; is my low review my fault for drinking it now, the liquor store's for keeping it around, or Sprecher's for low QC? At any rate, its a clear pale golden brew, with a smallish lasting head; very faint butterscotchy, musty nose. Light sweet flavor with just a bit too much hops and some sourness towards the finish. Nice buttery mouthfeel. Sprecher's done better.
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 (1908) - 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 (12645) - 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 (4645) - Fort Wayne, 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 (5282) - 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.