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 (4071) - 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 (8988) - 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.
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, thanks acdzr) Cloudy copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, spice, some honey, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some spice, light honey. Medium body.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pous a hazy orange-amber color; light tan head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of sticky, tea-like malts and caramel and tannins and fruitiness in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: chewy candy sugar, biscuity malts, and mineral bitterness; dry, dusty, and reasonably pleasant. Lengthy finish: breadiness, candy sugar, and dry yeast.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of arcdz. Hazy amber body with a tiny beige head. The nose is sweet and doughy with honey, caramel and cracker. The flavor is lightly sweet, very lightly bitter with herbs, toffee, golden grapes and flowers. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong amber beer. Brown with light tan head. Malty, earthy aroma with full taste of wheat and hops. Minimal aftertaste.
shrubber85 (10036) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sour milk malt and grapefruit hops aroma. Cloudy red-amber color with small head. Sour malt and pine/grapefruit hops flavor - light astringent finish. Nice mild bock.