gpekar (480) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a slightly hazy golden amber with a tall creamy off-white head that had good retention. There were lots of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. A nice fragrant aroma predominately yeasty with some floral tangerine, caramel and toffee. The beer had a good body and good carbonation There was a good malty caramel sweetness with a hint of a hops bitterness initially. The fruity hops flavor and bitterness built in the middle. The fruity flavor faded towards the finish, but the hops bite lingered well into the finish that was more like the traditional lager crisp finish.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couldn’t pass up a case of the 16oz bottles on sale at my favorite distributor for $20 even - steal of a deal. Pours a clear light brown with slight offwhite head. Aroma very malty with a lot of that cherry medicinal aroma I always associated with mai bocks. Flavor is relatively light and a bit watery, dark cherry notes are more subdued with a tad bit of yeastiness and a slight boozy warm finish. Overall, not a ton of depth, but a very drinkable maibock.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear coppper color with a solid white lasting head. Aroma is caramel malt and floral hops, with just a touch of lemon zest. Taste is a nicely balanced with bready malt and bittering hops that impart a floral character. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours an amber color with a very slight haze. Medium sized frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy, toasty malts and stone fruits. The taste is stone fruits, toasted malts, tinny notes and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Decent.
guzzler67 (1597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, amber/orange appearance with a large, off white head and decent lacing. Yeasty, sweet, caramel malt aroma with notes of apple and honey. Mild floral hops are dominated by grainy, sweet malts and crisp fruit flavors. Funky, medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As smelly as this beer is, it actually has a sweet, slightly malty mouth feel. It has a pale orange color with a frothy white head and an aroma of light caramel malts and lager yeast. In the mouth, it has a slight oxidized flavor, but is predominantly a sweetly-malted lager with an almost creamy body and a dry, almost champagne-like finish. Not bad!
ttoadee (1072) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange, quick white head. Malt and soft fruit in the nose. Medium sweet on the tongue. Taste is alcohol, malt, and a hint of citrus. Finishes with a brace of hops. Great with ham and rye with Colemans mustard.
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a crisp and smooth maibock. Nice aftertaste and rich middle makes this a malty good drink.
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tnkw01 (1534) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma was of a watery, fruity, caramel nature. Color was a deep golden with a quickly disappearing head. Flavor was like a flowery candy corn.
SSSteve (4007) - - JUL 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle. clear orange with a large white head. buttery caramel and pear juice with huge florals in aroma. palate is malty and chewy with a medium body. leaves a nice floral and red apple finish with loads of floral hops and buttered toffee malt flavors. just perfect. bravo!...what a beer.