Beerman6686 (3734) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
POured a light amber color with a light off white head. Aroma was very grassy, some biscuts and hints of hops. Flavor was so smooth. Hid the alcohol very well. Just a great mix of grassyness, malt, and nice biting hops
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep orange-amber beer with a cream tan head. Aroma is nice and sweet but there is an unappealing dustiness as well. Fairly prominent apple/diactyl butter aroma as well. Flavour is sweet but full of this distracting dustiness. It’s kind of a mess.
skoisirius (1438) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Light, almost see through amber tan with slight head retention. Aroma really doesn’t consist of much beyond a bit of sweet malt. The flavor is generally good, with sublte hints of malty goodness blended with a nice crisp lagered hop bite at the end. Nice for the summer. Nothing to scream about.
Droptank (79) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color and hints of spice. Very sweet and enjoyable. Would drink again if I could find it.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Graduation weekend on tap at Scotty’s in Bloomington. Upland Maibock is an orange/copper color with a nicely built off-white head. The aroma is fantastic with sweet malts, caramel and fruit. The taste is full of fruit and is very enjoyable. This is one of Upland’s best.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Amber with a light, malt flavor. Very on par with most bocks I’ve had. Rather strong-ish bitter aftertaste, but nothing all that bad.
IrishBoy (3722) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from acknud! Big thanks! Nose of golden raisins, caramel, apple butter, coppery red with a yellowy thick foam; flavor of apple butter and light spice, nice and thick; Excellent and creamy!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Acknud. Thanks, Doc!
Pours a deep, sappy amber with an offwhite head and nice lacing. Aroma is raisin toast, and the flavor follows in a similar vein, featuring sweet raisin bread but with the added bonus of apple jelly. Nice and coating mouthfeel. Fine brew; nice sippin’ beer.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Mike for this one. Dark amber color, no head. Sweet aroma. Flavor is thin and watery, slightly bitter and caramel sweet.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red hazy body, viscous, oily, bright and glowing in my glass. Has a medium thickness, which is quite thick for maibock, and preferred, actually, and it’s properly crisp, toasty and clean, with a chewy but fresh corn and bran flavor, and a sharp, fresh, smacking finish. Of course there’s a bit of rye staleness in there as well, but it’s very malt-forward, very crisp, bright and brash, but has a nice toasted corn and bread flavor in the finish.