BeerKurve (515) - - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel notes with a fairly solid malty backbone. Light body with mild carbonation. Pretty decent overall!
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Town Hall. Clear rich yellow pour wih a clingy white head. Caramel malt nose and taste. Floral elements present as well. Good brew.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a rather feint spice scent, rather light taste, smooth pleasant bitter.
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DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Clear light amber colored pour, plenty of continuous carbonation and a thick lasting head with an aroma of sweet malt & honey. Flavor is bready malt, more sweet honey, slightly vegetal and finished with a little noticeable alcohol. Enjoyable Maibock.
arminjewell (8135) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange/amber with white head, aroma is fruit, biscuit, and some caramel. Slight hoppy start biscuity middle and a slightly dry malty finish. Not too bad, really tasty and still drinkable.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from tytoanderso, thanks Ty! Poured a clear, deep golden color with an inch and a half rocky, beige head that receded to a thick layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of moderately sweet malts with hints of honey, some soft biscuit, a bit of grain, and some grassy hops. Smooth, lightly sweet entry leads into a pleasant honey sweetness, a bit of biscuit, and some light fruit (soft apple, light orange) that leads into a soft grassy hoppiness that finishes lightly dry. Moderate carbonation and nice, crisp mouth feel. Overall, a simple, crisp, clean, drinkable lager. One of the earlier reviews claims this is 7.1%, but there is no sign of it. Thanks again Ty for sending me my first growler and a good beer to boot.
cykyc (28) - USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Arborfest, 2008 on draft
First beer of the night. Strong malt aromas. Clear amber appearance. Malty, floral, bright on the tongue.
tennisjoel (1196) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey nose. Some apple and vinous qualities as well. Malt heavy brew. A pretty decent representative of this style. Nice effort.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint bitter nose with a copper color. Sweet caramel flavor with slight hints of apple.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper brown color with a good 1.5" of loosely packed head. Carbonation dies down quickly, though, and makes one wonder if the beer is under-carbonated. The first sip reveals that it is not under-carbonated. Not a whole lot of lacing unfortunately. Smells faintly of hops and malt, but nothing overwhelming. Lots of bold malt which is perfect. Suggesting a doppelbock more than a bock. There is a bold spicy bitter hops that seems a bit out of place to me. It would be most welcome in a pale ale, but I want a maibock to be smoother. Tastes really good, just not what I expected from the style. The maltiness is right on. No, scratch that, the maltiness is exemplary. But the hops is just a bit overdone. I would not call this brew smooth.
I get a sparkly prickly bite from the combination of hops and carbonation. Just a bit too much for me for this type of beer.