Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Orangey-amber; malty aroma with a hint of plastic. Clean, malty palate – a little bland. Alcohol isn’t masked very well either. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(draft): Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet, sticky, caramel, light orange. Taste is very sweet, fruity (mango, orange), caramel, slightly floral, and light alcohol. Medium/full body, a bit sticky. Lubiere (13771) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
A golden dark amber ale with a thick moka head. A strong caramel malt aroma with a bit of nuts and some smoked notes. In mouth, a sweetish malt with loads of fruits, dark molasses, warming alcohol. Medium bodied. Very classy. crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Not what I woudl call a "super" traditional take on the style but this is supremely drinkable, a nice one. deyholla (11479) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2009
On tap at Wrigleyville Goose Island. Poured a dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma consisted of notes of malts, wood and some sweetness. Flavor is dominated by malts and a wooden flavor. There was a nice sweet undertone.
hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
This beer rocks!
Deep, beautiful, clear orange/amber brew.
The aroma is of white wine, caramel and sweet, rich malt.
The flavor is excellent. Fruity and vineous up front. A touch too sweet, but a tart, acidic, yeasty and hoppy backside keeps this beer from becoming cloyingly so.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, surprisingly dry, acrid finish. World-class beer! MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
A faint emanation of smoke garnishes the evenfall, as an earthy hop mist burdens the cantaloup field...Sadly, this fine moment slowly disappears into the giant hand of tasteless darkness and leaves the buds nostalgic... Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
On tap at Clybourn (as Myebock... 26% rye malt used, 6.8% alcohol). Poured a medium caramel/amber with a short off-white head... some lacing at the top. Toasted caramel, nuttiness, earth, grains, and spices in the nose... quite complex malt profile. Strong caramel and toffee base to the flavor, with spicy rye, light earthy & floral bitters at the edges, and some alcohol highlights at the back. Medium fruits showed up as this warmed. Medium carbonation and body. Not exceptionally smooth across the palate.. with rather brash alcohol highlights. A tad rough around the edges, but respectable overall. Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
Amber .Malt with soft hopps , some earth . Medium light in body, some alcohol. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a deeper golden amber hue, some orange pink glow with a frothy whitish head atop, decent sized dies to a thicker film and laces ok. Aromas are sweeter, bready malts pair with caramel, some sweet breads, a touch cakey with light florals, toast, touches of warming alcohol spirit. Sticky sweet with some green apple, pie. Initial is medium bodied, hiding the alcohol well with some sticky sweet malts, touches of honey and caramel, with biscuits, cakey bread, mellow sweetness. Sweeter but hidden well with green apple, sweet malts, yet not heavy, touches of honey. Warming ABV on the backend, but lighter, some dryness into the finish. A solid Maibock, but not a beer style I generally love. Ok.