kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: March 14, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, wislpy white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, earthyness keeps it modyly dry with a touch of candy sweetness sneaking through
Flavor: light sweet malt flavor, drying earthyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of gooovikings. Golden yellow-orange appearance with very lively carbonation and off white head. Slightly grainy, pale/caramel malty lager nose thatís fairly weak. Pretty sweet pale/caramel malty lager flavor thatís pretty bland.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample poured from a 12 oz. bottle at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a clear amber color with a fairly thick off-white head. Aroma is very nutty, with leafy, vegetal notes, toasted malts, pistachios, and grape leaves. Flavor is equally nutty, with good pistachio and peanut notes, toasted malts, brown sugar, and a little bit of mixed fruits. Light-medium bodied, with a nutty mouthfeel and dry toasty finish. Good beer.
Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery. Poured into a dimpled mug. A clear copper colored beer with a big soapy beige head that lasts a minute or two. Fruity hops in the nose. Those hops donít really translate into the taste. Beginning is caramel malt and light spice. Midglass the hops begin to be noticed. They are soft and floral. The malt becomes bready, as well. There is a delicate balance here and it is one that works very well. Good stuff.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub as Red Caboose. The nose is dark amber with a thin white head. The nose has toast, toffee and tea. The taste is sweet with some potatoes and wood. It is ok.
mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 nice small head and a great golden amber color. i can smell the hops and a slight amount of the malt but itís not too sweet. quite a great taste honestly. the hops are there but they get evened out by the malt. itís not heavy on the palate and thereís a slight bitter taste at the end as well.
vyvvy (5008) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
STL microfest. Pours orange / gold with a small tan head. The aroma has rich malt, full caramel and some dryness as well. Medium body that is clean, dry and crisp with light prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with grainy caramel, spiciness and a dryness that different than normal for the style. The finish is clean, crisp and short lived. A very nice maibock.
ChainGangGuy (4595) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden-amber body with a small, fizzy, white head.
Smell: Sweetish, lightly fruity nose with notes of bready malts, golden raisins, and a bit of spicy hops.
Taste: Restrained pale maltiness with a medium sweetness and light hint of grainy bread. A tad fruity. Lightly spicy hop character with a light bitterness. Dry, relatively clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine, quaffable maibock befitting the style.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear, medium amber color, thin white head. Aroma of musty lagering. Very unique. Flavor is of toasted grains, some spicy pepper. Is it rye? Yummy. Smooth and clean. Light medium bodied. Perfect to style.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of a trade with Strykzone. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle a rich clear amber color with a robust tan head and lots of lacing. Nose of caramel malts and lots of floral hops. Medium body and smooth clean mouthfeel. Flavor mirrors the aroma, with good balance between the malts and hops. Finish is long and lightly bitter. Good stuff. The guys make good German style beer.