Koelschtrinker (14586) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Süßer, leicht malziger Antrunk, spritzig. Im Mittelteil ist der Alkohol erkannbar, die malzige Note wird etwas schwächer, die Süße bleibt. Etwas getreidig, dann malzig-süß zum Ende hin, wobei die Süße nur noch eine untergeordnete Rolle spielt. Durchschnitt.
Test vom 18.11.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,8,9,8,11,9 - 8,80
ogivlado (6815) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml. -as Will-Bräu Weihnachts Bock. Clear golden coloured, medium sized white head, dusty malty nose with touch of honey. Sweet malty, slight alcoholic and some dry hoppy notes with short bitter finish. Pretty standard bock.
Marko (4540) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Will Bräu Weihnachts Bock, courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (thanks!)
Poured a clear golden body with a big white head. Malty grainy honeyish nose, quite nice. Sweet, too sweet I guess malty taste, going into a bitter finish. Simple.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hochstiftliches Brauhaus--Will-Brau Ur-Bock--2000 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? (4.25 / 5.0) Clear rich light golden color. Bock smooth fruit body and front. Light Bavarian flavor. Rich body with light cherry sweetness. Light alcohol spice in lingering sweet finish. Classic rich Bock. Sampled 8/27/2000.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As Maibock. Bottle at the brewpub. It’s warm golden with a creamy, white head. The aroma has notes of malt and flower. The sweet flavour has notes of newly harvested grain, malt and clover-flower. It’s soft and pleasant and hides the alcohol well.
frankenkitty (1986) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
O.K... just a few more Maibocks to round out the month...
Pours a hazy, golden amber (with part of the haze being composed of some rather large grits of yeast) holding slow carbonation under a fleeting white head. A few sour cooked vegetable notes burn off to reveal thick, sweet caramel malt with additional pale malt, hints of wood, vanilla, mint (?), latex rubber and leafy greens. Quite an odd showing in the flavor as well (which reveals some oxidation), starting sweet with stale caramel & honey then moving quickly to a spicy, earthen bitterness just past the swallow. Just about mid-bodied on the palate, a little too thin for my liking. Alcohol is mild yet noticable in the finish. Interesting.
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cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated 9/8/06: Bottle was on sale so this one may be past it’s prime, regardless it was still enjoyable. Deep malty aroma with a slight kick. Light golden copper color minimal head and little lacing, but who cares about appearances when one tastes so good. Stronger than it looks this one is packed full of flavor . No doubt this is a bock, sturdy with a high malt presence. Mouthfeel is adequate, overall a roller coaster of a brew.
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as Will-Bräu Mai Bock.
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and fruits.
Flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and hops.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW! A very tasty beer. A nice dark golden color to it with a white head. Aroma is that of mashed/ground malt, VERY nice. Nose is also herbs and a grassy blend of hops. Flavor was malty, grassy, toasty and bittersweet. Nice silky finish makes this rate very high with me.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Will-Brau Ur-Bock pours to a beautiful, bright, deep blond color with a thick white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic with deep/crisp pale malt aromas, aromas of light toast, and balancing hop aroma. The palate is firm with lots of good pale and slightly sweet malt flavors paired with flavors of lightly toasted bread, on a slick and round body. This makes this 7.5% abv beer dangerously drinkable. Will-Brau finishes with more fantastic deep malty flavors up front, then ends with just enough herbal hop bitterness to dry out the sweet malty character of this beer.
This is an outstanding Maibock well worth seeking out if you can find it in your market.