hopscotch (11181) - 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! NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Draft at Clybourn. Pours a very attractive deep gold with a nice white head on top. Nose is heavy on honey and toasty melanoidins. Fresh bread as well. No hop aromatics. On taste, full toast and bread notes with some strong roundness. A sweetness comes across and balanced by a good dose of hops. It’s never cloying at all. Very good Maibock. Finish has a nice hop flavor that ties this one together. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Tap @ Clybourn - Deep orange, thick off white head. Nose was nice with tones of peppery hops, sweet fuzzy fruit, bread and light toffee. The flavor was one in the same with just a bit of alcohol shining thru as well. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, Sahara dry, fuzzy fruit finish. Well...guess I’m the minority here, but I really dug it!
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2003
This bock has a spicy, alcohol nose and a lovely, clear amber color (like stained glass). Sweet and salty at the same time. crossovert (13724) - 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.
jb (3343) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On tap at goose island wrigleyville. Oh this company makes nice beer. Pretzel and spice in the nose. Very dry and superb palate. Crisp. Clear dark orange with nice lacing pattern. A perfect bock. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Draught, Clybourn brew-pub (2004 version): clear amber, and a thin white head (that, as usual, can only be blamed on the bar tender . . .) Thick aroma is filled with fresh hops and a slightly sour malt character. Crisp and wonderfully smooth on the palate, incredibly drinkable. After-taste is a bit winey, but overall I liked the flavours: fresh lager hops with the malt profile of a bock. Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Light amber with a tinge of red, almost clear. Has a minimal head and a malty aroma. Starts out smooth, and i could taste a bit of banana with a slightly acidic/bitter taste on the tongue from the hops at the finish. Zeswaft (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Deep brown with red tint. Not too strong malt or hop presence. Really smooth and enjoyable with medium body. Good for drinking with dinner. 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.