BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear reddish amber pour witha nice fluffy white head. Aroma is floral, sweet honey, and malty. Medium to light palate. Taste is very malty with sweet sugars. Probably pretty good for its style, but this just isn’t a style I gravitate to.
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with a nice soft foam head. Biscuity honey malt scent with some hops. Big body and flavour. Strong malt with a heavy dark candy edge.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Southland Beverage. Aged over the winter by the brewer, time to try it. Pours a deep golden colour, with a generous retained head. Somewhat of a funky and malty aroma. Big carbonation, hops, funkiness, and spice. A palate number. Not what I expected based n my limited exposure to this style, but good drinkability. Perceived IBU is not high here.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a tulip.
Pours a very clear dark golden color with a very thin white head that dissipates quickly with only a spot or two of lacing. Thin collar throughout. The nose carries a bit of light bready malt plus a touch of floral hops. The flavor is slightly sweet with a lot of bread and mild grain. Slight floral hops, leading to a moderate bitterness in the finish. A bit of a nutty character in the flavor as well. Medium body with moderate carbonation; fairly smooth. Good beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-05-2011
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16oz bottle. Big granny smith apple juice aroma. Sweet and worty flavor with lots of green apple. Deep gold with a decent white head. Big acetaldehyde presence that needs to go away for this to be a good lager.
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Too buttery for a maibock, I had it fresh at one of their brewpubs and it was just too buttery to consider it a success.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, amber color, nice 1 finger head. Semi sweet taste from complex grain bill. Smells of fruit/pear, light orange, malt. Moderate hop taste and malt taste. Semi sweet aftertaste and delicious. Almost like a pale hale. Great citrus hops used in this one.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz bottle
Pours a nice light caramel/ brown, almost amber. A good healthy head.
Smell is malty, light amount of floral. Ther eis a sweetness to the smell but is balanced by a earthiness
Taste is malty. Not as hoppy as other in the style. Floral and malty upfront, you can taste the alcohol a little at the end of it. It is watery and a nice amount of carbonation
This is smooth for a bock, and drinkable. Definitely not something I would drink all the time though. Not a bad brew, Sprecher does it up by serving a full pint, which is not a bad thing.
BillKismet (3289) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber, heavy ring of bubbles feeding a frothy cover. Not able to tease out much aroma, though toward the end there is the faintest notion of honey malt tips. The body is of a crystal/caramel malt sweetness with a toasty quality present. Not overly sweet, and one of the more balanced examples of the style.