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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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11327) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2008
(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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Bottle. Poured a hazy dark amber with an average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Solid tart citrus nutty malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium balanced nutty sweet flavor with the same smooth finish of average duration. Much better than my expectations.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7703) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Sample at the Upland Tasting Room. Hazy amber-orange color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and hops. Light to medium body with flavors of toasted malt, earthy hops and caramel. The finish is sweet with a bready malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a spotty lacing cream-colored head. Has a semisweet toasty grainy German malty nose with a touch of noble hops. Starts with good fullness and a grainy caramel malty sweetness well balanced with some slightly resiny earthy green hops finishing drier crisp and bittersweet. Very true to style and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear medium orange with a creamy cap of white head. The aroma picked up dry earthy spices upfront, backed by aged caramel and bread.. just a bit of warmth overhead. The flavor opened with some tangy, fruity bitterness and earthy character, with caramel and redder fruity meat behind.. peppery spices and alcohol danced well around the tongue, and everything came back together on the finish.. warm through the belly. Medium-plus bodied with active carbonation on the palate.. spicy and well-balanced, but there was an almost cloying feel at points on the back. Overall a very well executed bock.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours amber/copper wth a thin white head. Smells of light fruit, some spice, toasted malt. Tastes breaddy, fruity, caramelly with some spicy hints.


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