574deadzone (1222) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A week from code. Pours a clear darker golden with a tall, rocky cream-colored head that retains well, leaving some foamy clumps of lace behind. Nose involves sweet honey rolls, some remnants of noble spice, some savory notes, crisp lager yeast. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, fairly oily, decent action, finishing pretty clean with some bready dough and light hopping. Not too shabby. Uneventful in that there’s no flavor or aroma explosions, but that’s not what this style is about. Just a sweeter, creamy lager. Listed at 6.7% ABV on the bottle.
joejames (365) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear dark golden, white one finger head, nice lace, some retention. Aroma of light caramel and grass. Taste is sweet with just a slight bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, metallic mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of grass, bread, caramel and flowers. It’s OK.
csaso (1723) - Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - small foamy head, dark gold color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, earthy hop balance, not bad overall
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at MSP. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of cereal, honey. Taste has sweet caramel. OK.
Obfuscate (290) - Minneapolis, - APR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First time I’ve had this one. Not bad but a little off wheat taste in the back of the mouth. Easy drinking.
VeinAle (123) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with caramel malt aromas. Sweet on the tongue, ends with a mild bitter dry snap. Nice lager flavor.
Darkmagus82 (2027) - - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-19-14-
Poured from bottle into a ping glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a thick two finger head of a pure white. The head is quite stable, hanging around for quite some time, before eventually fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer big and bready with tons of a doughy smell. Some sweeter aromas of a caramel and toffee nature join the bready aromas. A light bit of graininess as well as some very light hoppy aromas of a grassy and earthy nature are there as well, creating a overall rather smooth bock aroma.
Taste – The taste begins big and doughy with lots of caramel sweetness right from the start. As the taste advances some lighter fruit flavors sweeten the brew even more with tastes of apple and apricot hitting the tongue. While very sweet and bready upfront, the flavor gets even more so on both fronts as the taste moves on to the end. This increase in the two bulk flavors is accompanied by the arrival of some lighter grassy and hay like tastes, which actually very efficiently calm the big sweeter flavors of the brew, and overall complement them very nicely. With the mix of sweet, bready, and light grassy hop flavors that is left on the tongue at the end, a rather pleasant and moderately robust maibock flavor (at least for a 6.5 % abv. brew) is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thick and creamy for a brew of only 6.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thick and creamy body really give this beer a mouth coating feel which highly accentuates the sweeter and doughy flavors of the brew all while the average carbonation level is quite nice for keeping it very easy drinking.
Overall – This was a very big flavored and rather tasty easy drinking maibock at a decent abv. I rather enjoyed this one and would certainly recommend it to others.
arnold931 (882) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with beige head. Mild aroma with some malt and caramel. Taste is also very mild with some bread. Some bitterness in the back end.
TXBadger (1966) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Floral hops and cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more grain.
dfinney23 (2277) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light but well-balanced grassy hops and caramel malt. Sneaks the alcohol in there under the radar.