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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This spring time brew contains a sturdy German hop profile that gives it inherent spiciness that leads to a crisp, dry, fresh finish to balance the sweet malt character.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2005
12oz - bottled April 05 - Aroma is strong with toffee, carmel, butterscotch, and almond. Poured a dark brown with no head or lacing. Flavor is right with nose plus some malt and bread dough. Smooth lingering palate activates more flavor. A nice tasty brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Thanks to atpayne for this. Pours copper/ruby with a big, creamy, white head. Aroma of big malt, hops, fruit, black pepper, floral, and slight tobacco. Tastes malty, fruity, with some finishing caramel and hops. Great complexity, and well balanced. A great maibock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle pours a murky dark caramel, small off-white pancake batter like head, semi-strong carbonation, with fairly attractive lacing.   Toasted malts, nuts, oats, light caramel, and cereal on the nose.   Forwardly malty, but not as strong as the aroma.   Also nutty, with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel.   Medium bodied, finishes somewhat nutty/malty and slightly sweet.   Light, but quite drinkable.   Thanks goes out to atpayne for the trade!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Now available bottled. Pours very nice clear amber brown with orange hints and a creamy tan head. It has a great sweet and nutty malted aroma. The flavor is full of nutty roasted malts and sweet carmel malt. The maltiness contributes to the fairly full feeling of this one and it finishes fairly sweet and only mildly sour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Poured a small head of fine bubbles with a quick dissolving head. It had a dark amber body with decent lacing on the sides of my glass.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 1, 2003
This brew poured a medium head of fine off white bubbles and a dark amber body. It has a mild malt aroma, fair lacing and a slight bitter start to a complex flavor of malt and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Dark amber with little head, medium body. Plum, piney, hops (saaz?), and a bit of alcohol detected in the aroma. Sweet and fruity taste (caramel apple) with spicy undertone. Dry Finish. If near Bloomington, highly recommend stopping in and getting one or three on tap.


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