jfb (6984) - GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
(bottle, many thanks to blasphemer for this contribution!) clear deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bread dough and vanilla icing, with a light touch of banana skins, gletschereis, some bubble gum, raisins and bran flakes. flavour is mostly dark fruit, roasted malts and yeast, quite chalky, with some more raisins, a touch of ethanol and a heavily starchy finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle; pours clear dark gold with a white head; aroma of sweet malt with a hint of citrus and grass; taste is malty with some hints of citrus and caramel; light bitter finish; not bad The_Osprey (9690) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle share at Paul’s 30th. Thanks to Paul / Leighton. Yellow, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is liquorice, yeast, toffee. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is lager, apple, tangy yeasty metallic notes, some alcohol showing up. Decent. Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle split at Bropeys thanks to Bropey, 20/06/15.
Clear golden with a decent off white covering.
Nose is bready, citric peel, straw, light floral notes, vanilla, fruit rinds.
Taste comprises bready malt, bitter orange, candied fruit rinds, straw, light melon, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough Bock, Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle shared during Scopey’s 30th. Pours clear very pale yellow with a bubbly white head. The aroma holds cheap cereal, white bread. Big sweet flavor with oily alcohol, honey, cereal, bread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, sugary and boozy. So so.
mR_fr0g (14024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle shared at Paul’s many thanks to Paul. Clear bright yellow golden coloured pour with a small white head, aroma is sweet grains, earthy, noble hop, orange. Flavour is composed of sweet grainy, nutty malts, little alcohol, spicy noble hop. Palate is semi sweet, ?moderate carbonation. Grainy. OK a little sweet. Scopey (16266) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle shared at my joint. It pours lightly hazy gold with a small white head. The nose is soft, grainy, stewed orange, candy, candied citrus, strawberry, apricot and dried fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, grainy, candied fruits, pear, apple, melon, icing sugar, doughy and some alcohol boost with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good heller bock. MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Hazy, deep gold pour with a blonde head. Has a nice subtle aroma of hay and sweetgrass. Flavour is fresh and light with a good mouthfeel coating of honey, followed by hay, grains, pine, grass, hops, zest, spices, etc. Really nice! CStang67 (42) - - MAY 6, 2015
AROMA: Malty with a slight Barnyard aroma. Not much hop aroma to speak of.
APPEARANCE: Deep golden color with a nice white head the quickly fades to a very thin layer on the beer. Some lacing
TASTE: Rich maltyness with some spicy hop notes coming through. Good bitterness that evens out the sweet malt perfectly. There is a hint of caramel, maybe from a decoction mash. The alcohol is there in the finish and complements the beer nicely.
PALATE: Crisp and fizzy on the palate. Medium body with a slight oily feeling left in the mouth. The Alcohol leaves a long finish.
OVERALL: Really good Maibock. Perfect for an early spring day where is still chilly enough to want a big beer. Very Good!!!
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
On tap at South Street Maifest. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of bready malts, fruits, sweet malts, grassy hops, some spicy hops, and some pine. Taste is about same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium-short finish. Overall, a decently tasty, easy drinking beer that went nice with the bratwurst I had with it.