Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, dark fruit. Tastes spicy and sweet with a nice roasty hint on the finish. dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2009
Pours a dark brown although hard to completely judge the appearance due to the poor lighting in the brew pub.Huge head although poorley poured from the tap. I can sense the sticky sweetness just from the aroma alone. Caramel and sugary sweetness derived from the malt easily noticeable. Lacks the complexity of a rue bock watery and sweet at the same time. A bock light at best. DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Pint on tap at the brewpub. Now called Homewrecker Maibock. Honey-sweet metallic roasty lagery-like nose. True to style. Transparent orange copper color with a small yellowish tan head and fair lacing. Sweet, chewy toffee/caramel maltiness to start, turning more metallic and slightly burnt. Finishes dry and mildly european-hopped. Neither of the beers that I had were disappoint, which is somewhat surprising from City Steam. Typically the brewery has a funky anise house character, but neither of the beers had this and both were enjoyable. I hope this is a sign of things to come. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Maibock- Jezebel Bock-maybe now called-HOMEWRECKER, STRONG AMBER LAGER - aka, MaiBock on tap-pours a foamy white head with gold/amber color. Aroma is sweet, medium malt. Taste is sweet, floral, medium malt. Minimal carbonation. Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2005
Came in a big mug at the brewery. Dark copper with a low tan head. Aroma is biscuity and caramel/toffee sweetness, with slight grassy and spicy hop notes. Medium and very smooth mouthfeel, feels great on the palate. Starts with some breadiness, sweet malts, caramel, and toffee. Finishes with some more toffee amongst some mild grassy and spicy hops. Very clean and well balanced. A very nice offering.
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2005
On draught at the brewpub, 4/13/05. Dark bronze-copper-amber colored body, mostly clear, with a lasting light beige head. Aroma has notes of light earthiness and lager yeast, with some light toffee and chocolate and a bit of cookies. Flavor of even caramel/toffee with a hint of prunes on the finish, clean roastiness and a bit of sour yeastiness. Low hops apparency (a touch of fleeting bitterness), only a medium body, though not watery. It just seems so simple and clean. I’d like more yeast, more malt depth and some more spiciness. Very low carbonation, howver and it’s remarkably easy to drink. No alcohol apparency. Damn, dirtymike and I sure do rate very similarly. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2005
Deep copper in color with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt,slightly sweet. Flavor is sweet to start with toasted malt,caramel/toffee and a roasted malt note. Moderately bitter and dry finish. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2003
It's called "Big Bertha Bock" now, but I'm pretty sure its the same beer, anyway the bartender said they change the names a lot, but this is the first rating so who cares? And hopefully I'll help drive you all away from this pub, unless you actually live IN Hartford, in which case God help you. It's vying with Gary and Miami for the highest murder rate in the country y'know. Not that that means anything as far as beer is concerned.
Sweet, buttery, brown sugary. Not much going on. No hops that I could detect. Syrupy.