RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
German Maibock Style: Sweet, fruity malt flavor, light fresh hop aroma, and clean and crisp finish. Brilliant gold color. 18.4°

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As Spring emerges, our Golden Fleece Maibock captures center stage. This fine lager is a pleasurable reward for enduring the doldrums of Erie, Pennsylvania’s harsh lake-effect ice and snow storms. Celebrate the transition into spring. Maibock says “RAM IT!” to winter.

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hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium and clear golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of some fruitiness, bread, and spices. Tastes of cookie dough, ligther fruitiness, spices, and malty sweetness. Light alcohol in the finish.

Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of beerman6686. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of wildflowers and earthy with some touches of honey. Tastes sweet and doughy. Meh.

Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
pours a clear golden yellow color with a big white head. Aroma is of grass, some hops, and fruits. Flavor is pretty malty and grassy with a hint of hops. Not great, but pretty drinkable and covers the alcohol very well.

hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma is alot of caramel, some fresh bread, toasted malts, light fruit and some light spicy noble hops. Taste has alot of caramel, toasted malts, some dark fruit, as well as a moderate spicy hop bitterness and flavor. Medium bodied.

dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
12 oz. bottle. First of 2008 season. Pours golden with slight amber hues, little head which quickly dissipates to nothing. Nose is quite bready with notes of sweet caramel and slight fruit. Flavor is mild caramel with grainy bread. Lots of alcohol taste with honey and moderate bitterness for the style. It has decent mouth feel, but something seems off. Not very complex, maybe a bit too much bitterness and hop flavor. not bad, but not a stand out.

MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Pour is fairly orange and the head is fluffy and sits around a half finger high. Aromas are sweetish and a little dusty... honey and dough with some grain dust. Flavor is sticky and sweet with a very heavy honey direction. Interestingly, Golden Fleece lacks the astringent alcohol that I find in most Erie brews and I’m finding it more enjoyable for that reason. Still, it comes off as a little thin for the genre.

DandyWolfFloyd (1257) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
A solid brew. It’s aroma is sweet, full of honey, sweet fruit, and sweet malts. It’s an orangish-golden color, with a thin white head. The flavor is sweet, with a nice malty taste, some sweet honey, and some fruit taste. It’s very smooth, a good session, but at 8.5% what this might not be an all nighter.

Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle pours a orangish golden color with a small white creamy head that disappeared quickly. Aroma has some sticky sweetness with a slight bitter bit. The flavor is pretty light for a Maibock. A little bit of alcohol, some grainy bitterness and a very neutral sweetness. Not bad, but not great.

nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2008
12oz bottle. Golden-orange colored, with little lasting head. Mild but potent malty aroma. The taste is big and rich, covering the palate in thick sweetness. Slightly yeasty and pungent in the Bock style. A little crisp balancing hops even it out and keep it drinkable, especially at 8.5%. A great Maibock, another well done seasonal from Erie.

scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2008
Clear sparkling amberish gold, egg shell white creamy head. Nose held soft notes of honey bread and caramel grains. Just a touch of pepper at room temperature. Cereal and sweet bread flavors round into a touch of caramel fruitiness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry malty finish. A touch too sweet for me, but still not bad by any means... www.perfectpourcolumbia.com

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