dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
just a whiper of whiskey in the aroma. attractive amber color, dark rich head. the taste was reminicent of a good brandy. a slightly fizzy palate. a bit heavy to use as a session beer. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Nice stuff. Growler courtesy of Noah. Pours a dark amber with a small off-white head. Pleasant sweet aroma of caramel, honey, some orange rind. Hops. Medium bodied and gently carbonated. Slightly syrupy but not cloyingly so. Flavor was subtle honey and hops and touch of alcohol. mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Light hoppy, with also a bit of a port/molasses aroma as well.Excellent lacing, off white head. Nice red color with a strong finish and kick. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Why am I drinking a Maibock brewed in late January? Too sweet and a little cloying, but a nice alcohol kick to it. Not my first choice at this brewpub, but I like their spirit! Aureth (20) - Knoxville, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2005 I wasn’t expecting a maibock to be quite this sweet! The bartender, upon hearing my exclamation ’This is sweet!’ claimed it was made with four types of honey. Whether that’s true or not, the beer itself was a bright amber color, slight head that dissapated rather quickly, very sweet and somewhat syrupy at the start, with a bit of a bitter and alochol finish at the end. Very smooth.
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Clear medium syrupy amber...bright caramel nose with touches of vanilla, orangepeel and honey....oaky, solid thick body, slightly syrupy but rich, not cloying...mostly sweet front, light medicinal character in the midsection, bitter herbs touch it up a bit at the finish, alcohol slightly noticeable. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 A bit sweet for me, but a nice brew, nonetheless. It pours a clear orange color with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has a mild sweetness coming from the subtle bock maltiness and a touch of honey. Smooth, creamy drink. Not too shabby.DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2004
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UPDATED: NOV 15, 2004 Draft, at Flossmoor. Brewmaster Matt described this as a bock with extra Orange blossom and clover blossom honey, which was fermented with yeast from their Oktoberfest, then finished with ale yeast. The result is orange in color, and still packs a good honey taste. A good big beer. I had someone sitting next to me who wandered in because he had gotten on the wrong train. Matt & I convinced him to try this out, and he said his world had just been opened up from a lifetime of Heineken and Corona! Another heathen converted!