argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2004
Clear, golden-orange body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bready, grassy. Taste is biscuit/bread, pine, grassy, some alcohol, finishing cereal, pine and light grassy. Medium body with some crispness. Decent beer, but nothing special. Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2004
Golden color with medium large head.Malty aroma with a big malt taste.Needs a little mor hop to it. Finishes clean and rather boring. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2004
This was just a bad beer. Had that typical malty taste that all the Flying Dog beers have in common, the same with the aroma. Nothing about this beer stands out. A bit of an amber hue, with a light off white head. A little bit of a burnt toasted flavor, with some pine cone flavors for hops. I did not find this to be very enjoyable at all. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2004
Golden with average head & lacing. Lots of fruits & malt in the nose. The flavor is dusty with lots of malts. The finish is very dry but refreshing. Light & mild, could use more character. scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2004
Not bad at all. Clear gold with a nice white head. Grainy, sweet malty flavors, touch of fruity esters thrown in the mix. Flavors of toast, sweet dough, and grains. Hops hold up rather decently for balance. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, but could have used more hop zing to give it that crispness. Quite drinkable though and worth a taste.
sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2004
Small white head, mediocre retention, slight lacing. Clear gold color. Sweet malt, honey nose. Medium body sorta creamy. Sweet malt and grainy flavors. Finish is medium sweet. A fair interpretation of a Maibock. DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Rusty-golden body with a generous still white head. The aroma reminds me of a wit. Nutmeg spice with roasted banana sweetness. Soft mouthfeel. Gentle sweetness - cotton candy and white bread. Finish has grassy, peppery hops. I might have picked a different hopping (but I don't know what!) but the sweet smooth start of the beer made it all worth while. Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is
clear dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (cereal/grain, cookie),
lightly hoppy (resin), with a light note of DMS, hint of bubble gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is
lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, unclean. Medium
body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Rather embarassing...shares
some aromatic qualities with BMC beer, has a husky and dirty aftertaste,
and calling it a bock requires a very creative imagination. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Dark golden color with a diminished off white head. Light caramel malt, hint of fresh hops and touch of DMS, but malt profile is rich enough so as not to distract. Thick body, slightly oily in feel. Malt sweetness throughout with caramel and toasted malt flavors. Mild floral hops late in the quaff. Light acid in the finish helps thin out the finish so it is not cloying. Quite dry in the finish with a light grainy malt linger. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2004
A wonderful looking Maibock that is well balanced and flavorful. A maltheads delight, but not overly sweet. I was a little skeptical of F.D. making a serious lager, but this beer is good.