pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Apparently just a one-off this year, named "Barrel Roll Maibock" (slightly different title than above). Pours a golden/yellow with minimal head. Smells malty, with some straw/hay notes. Definitely some malt in the taste as well. Very smooth - this batch was listed at 7.2%+ ABV and you definitely don’t taste the alcohol content. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
On tap at Coles, Buffalo NY. Pours a medium orange gold. Taste& aroma is fruity malts, caramel. Decent mouthfeel. Not bad blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Draft at Laughlin’s. Poured light orange with a beige head. Malty aroma with a bit of caramel. Medium body. Flavor is similar to the aroma with maybe a hint of bread. Nice. MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
My favorite so far from Flying Bison. Great flavor that leaves you wanting more after each sip. beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Tim hit a home run again. Recieved a growler full fresh from the brewery. Not much aroma, what is ther is a light spicy malt. Georgous light ruby hue. thin wispy head that cliongs nicely to the glass bu dissapates quickly, deep malt flavor wiht a touch of hop spicyness creeping in on the back of the palate. Just a touch on the thin side, but other wise a very good brew.
Sammy (12596) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
Which bock? Brewmaster said it’s been on since October. There certainly is no maibock called maibock. Even owner at annual Raceway brewfest could not describe it. Looked like a dopplebock, brown but with a thin head. BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2006
In a growler from the brewery. The color is a dark golden amber and the smell is dominated by a carmel tone. Sweet malts and more light carmel occupy the beer’s taste and there is also a nice bit of hops in it. A very good lager. A little flat but that could just be the growler. I will defenitly be filling my growler with this brew again. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Growler from Premier. I guess this was an old growler but it was chilled in the fridge so the age wasnt real noticable. Pours a clear deep gold/light amber with a nice fluffy white head and good lace. Aroma is light skunked hops, herbal and spicy upfront with a muted sweet malt background. Flavor was a little off- slightly harsh and skunked metallic hops with a light malt profile. Needs more malt presence and a sharp light munich bite to it. Ok, but I couldnt really finish the growler. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Draught pint at Cambridge Common on 4/29/06spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Medium-high clarity in this deeply blonde beer, with some lightly baked straw notes and a hint of amber. White head is lightly creamy, medium in size and quite well retained for a draught beer, providing spotty lacing.
Some sweaty hay, table sugar, and mildly spicy phenols (white pepper-like) are note initially in the nose, the pale malts coming off light, but fluffy, while the dry, hay-like hops add some complexity. Pepperiness on end nips at the nostrils, not too strongly and helps keep things in balance. Not really much in the way of heavy yeastiness or munich sourness (though there is a touch of light breadiness), more of a strong munich helles (but I guess that’s essentially what a blonde bock is, and who’s to say they need to use a large amount of munich malt). Some light creamy sweetness emerges as it warms, and the hops become a touch more crisp, still staying dry and straw/hay-like. Bits of fruit rise up as well, apricots, yellow-cherries and nectarines. Were it not for the crisp, clean yeast on the end (in the flavor) it would almost seem more like an ale yeast fermented at low temps.
The flavor is spicy again, leading to an almost perceived roastiness, though it quickly sinks in to the creamy, honey-rich maltiness, not heavily thick, but definitely notable of a long boil, with some preliminary caramel notes. Soft, moderate to low carbonation is not intrusive, but helps mitigate the sweetness. Light bock-like melanoidins and a touch of sourness, but it’s a very easygoing bock. Phenols are a touch heavy on the finish, as it warms, combining with some dry breadiness, and it begins to overpower the malt, but the carbonation helps keep things fairly well cleansed. I didn’t note any alcohol in aroma or flavor.
Tap at Coles. Poured a clear light brown/copper color with a small bubbly head. Caramel, cherry aroma. Sweet, earthy chocolate flavors. Some good caramel and sugary hints. A lighter bodied, lightly malted bock than I expected but still a solid beer.