Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Pours a very clean, deep golden color with a tall dense white head. Aroma has a mild apple fruity note, mild yeastiness, smooth grainy presence and tart esters at the end along with a semi-strong grassy notes. Flavor has a strong noble hops spiciness early, mild apple and light ester fruitiness in the middle, solid sweet grainy and finishes with some sweet grassy hops notes at the end.The brew has a moderate body with a crisp clean texture, mild carbonation and leaves great lacing on the glass. Overall a good, solid maibock. No skimping was done on the malt bill and the yeast was selected and treated perfectly go get a great combination of fruity and grain flavors in the brew. Very fresh taste to boot. Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Sampler at the brewery. Straw yellow, wispy head. Flavor is a bit grassy, malts, and some hops at the end. Bitterness lingers a bit too long. Rogue is my standard here so my maibock bar is pretty high. This one was just OK. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2008
This draft brew from the ale house poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent orange colored body with good carbonation and a fair lacing. The mouth feel was tingly and crisp from start to finish with a mild hop bite in the aftertaste. The aroma was of semi-sweet malts and hops. The mouth feel was crisp and had a mild bock like aftertaste. The flavor was slightly off the maibock taste for my preference. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
On tap at Emmett’s - West Dundee. Poured a clear caramelly-golden with not much head sticking around. Very sweet aroma with lightly-toasted caramel and mild pine.. a hint of darker fruit emerges with warmth.. very enticing! Flavor found sweet toasty caramel and nutty notes, but a bit too sweet for me.. some lemon and herbal bitterness give nice accents.. medium-length sweet caramel finish with a touch of diacetyl sharpness. Just < medium-bodied with a decent feel to it. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Tap, Downer’s Grove location, early May. Served up with a nice foamy off-white head on a crystal clear deep golden beer. Aroma is lightly sweet with very pereceptible barley and yeast aromas. A nice taste with some complexity starting off a sweet malt before developing some roasted notes and finishing with a touch of bitterness. Very balanced and smooth.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2006
On tap at Emmett’s in West Dundee, Dark gold with a thin white head that forms a nice little ring around the glass. Nose is heavy with malts and grains. The taste is just about the same but with more bitterness that becomes much more clear as it warms. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I had it side by side with the pilsner and it is pretty clear the differences between the two. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Deep golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is soft, sweet malts, a tad grainy, with a light herbal bitterness. Sweeter is taste than smell, the bitterness becomes more pronounced, rounding out the flavor nicely. Very smooth with a honey sweet finish.DrnkMcDermott (3193) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2006
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UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Draft, at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Grove. Nice brewhouse malt smell comes from the draft pour the moment it appears. Deep spring bock brown color, slightly fizzy cola head. Taste is loaded with well-roasted German style malts, and an equal proportion of noble hoppiness. The best way I can describe this is that it’s a very "hearty" beer. A rich, dark real Bock taste, with a note of fresh yeast at this stage in its serving life.