jandd1983 (4550) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
It poured a dark orangish/reddish color with a small white head. The aroma was of some maltiness, hay and a hint of burlap. The taste was of malt breadiness with a touch of hops and a hint of a grassy note, with a good dry finish. A very good Maibock Lager. ben4321 (6680) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 4/17/12
hayduke (5616) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Aroma: The nose has some yeast, bready malts, a little spice, and some grass
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange with a lasting, thin sheet of white head
Flavor: Tastes lightly sweet, fairly malty and yeasty, with a light earth/spice/grass bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, with a soft carbonation, a fairly clean feel, and a slightly dry finish
Overall, this one is pretty solid. I enjoyed it, I thought it drank pretty well, and it seemed to be a nice example of the style. It isn’t an outstanding beer, but I think "pretty solid" really sums it up.
Courtesy of Strykzone via a trade. I liked this better than he did. Pours as slightly cloudy light amber with a small,off-white head and no lacing. Nose is of mild hops on a sweet caramel malt base. Medium in body and smooth in mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malt with just a little hops. Actually quite good tasting. Nice Heller Bock.. bhensonb (15630) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours lightly hazy light amber with a small, foamy off-white head. Aroma is pretty bready, and the noble hop aspect seems rather mild. Med + body. Wow - this is pretty spicy (along with bready). Stacks up well to Victory’s St. Boisterous. This beer is very tasty, and I recommend you get some. Finishes bready/malty with herby/grass/spicy noble hop. Is it sweet? Is it bitter? Is it a bit of both? Good stuff. That from a guy who usually isn’t all that fond of bottem fermented beer. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2011
(bottle) amber with rapidly fading white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor is sweet malt, somewhat bready.
phaleslu (10555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft sample at St. Louis Microfest 2011. This is a Charleville brew that has escaped me thus far, so I was happy to try it. Pours a clear amber color that is pretty bright around the edges and has a small off-white head that doesn’t last long. Notes of caramel malts, sweet toast, nuts, mild spices, dry grains, crackers, and dusty wood. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, toasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
Tasted 4/30/11. 22oz bomber. Bottled recently. Pours hazy, lively and sedimented with a bronze honey golden hue. It’s a good lookin’ brew! Trace ring of head of an off-white hue. Aromas of graham crackers and caramel malts. Medium roasted toasty malts and a faint grassy hop character. Medium bodied with a rather spicy and dry palate. Good medium roasted malt flavors with notes of toast and cereal grains. A bright and bitter effervescence that tingles the tongue and adds a dimension to the palate. Initially sweet malts, then the bitter astringent carbonation, followed by a tangy and mildly hoppy finish. This beer lingers slightly on the tongue. Totally dry from the middle to the finish. This is spot on, style wise and really offers quite a rounded palate. Well crafted and very fresh! vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours copper / bronze with a quickly disappearing off-white head. The aroma has light bread, caramel malt, some toast, light toffee, smooth slickness and some sweetness. Medium / thick body with mild carbonation. The flavor begins with smooth lager malt, light spice and some richness - overall cleanness as well. The finish is a bit grainy and lightly bready. sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours orange/red with a tiny white head. Aroma is sweet, toffee, grainy malts, slight hay, and burlap. Flavor is well balanced initial malt breadiness quickly warmed by balanced hop pepper, followed by a grassy note, and a long, dry finish. Nicely done. No sign of the off flavor identified by Strykzone. Strykzone (7586) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
A copper gold pour with a very small head of little duration. It is mostly clear but some cloudiness can be seen drifting as a haze. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is grainy and malty as is the flavor. There is a hint of fruit and some spice and chemical can be tasted late. I wish I could rate this one higher but just can’t.