dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Merrifield location. Pours clear yellow with very small, rimming white head. Malty nose. Taste is alcoholic hot whit malt flavor. Mild hop character and bitter. Just ok.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint off taps at Brewery 05/10/2008.
Slightly hazy golden with moderate persistent head well carbonated.
Fruity bock yeast and sweet caramel malt aromas. Malty munich and vienna style malt sweetness with fruity bavarian yeast notes and spicey hops.
Full sweet mouthfeel with quite some bitterness in the finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pouras a transparent light copper with a nice white head.
S: light grain and hiumns of fruity sweetness, byut nothing overpowering.
T: light malt touch with a light fruity crispness. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but a nice harmony in all the favors.
M: medium-bodied and creamy. Amazing how there’s no alcohol feel with this abv.
D: nice and thirst-quenching. Becoming a big fan of thios brewpub.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-02-2010
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap half pint at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Clear, bright gold with an off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of sweet malt and sweet floral aromas.
Taste of malt, butter, caramel and light floral hops.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Sterling, VA location... Crystal clear, deep golden lager with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Great retention. Malty, fruity nose. Flavor-wise, good balance for the style... however, honey-sweet and only mildly bitter (it’s still a bock). Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes a bit thin, but a joy overall.
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap, gold pour, with white head, nose is caramel, taste is citrus, sweet beer overall
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Merrifield) Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, some caramel, light herb, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, honey, caramel, some earthy, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Merrifield location. Fantastic brew, light, golden clear color, with a thick white head. Malty aroma, with some fruits. Flavor is pretty light, and the that of caramel and honey. For being over 7.5 the alcohol is masked quite well.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet malty Vienna aroma. Very sweet Vienna and honey flavor. Medium full body with moderately high carbonation.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed a pint of this one on draught, at the Centreville, VA location. Pours to slightly hazy, deep golden color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a good carbonation. The nose is excellent, with good pale and grainy malt aromas, paired with light hints of peppery alcohol. The palate is firm, with lots of good, crisp, pale and grainy malt flavor, on a smooth, clean, body. This beer finishes with more good, crisp, pale malt flavor up front, then ends with some good herbal hop bittereness, that balances and drys the beer out. Well done domestic example of maibock. At 7.7% abv it is a the kind of beer that could sneak up on you in hurry. Works well with a number of dishes on Sweetwater’s menu, and a nice beer to sip and relax with a the bar.