ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Shaker Mill Tavern, 9/5/15.
Clear deep burnished golden body is topped by a moderate amount of white head that slowly fades to cover.
Toasted malt in the nose is tangy and sourdough-like but stops short of overdoing it, allowing light honey, freshly baked baguette and a good dose of herbal and spicy hop notes to come through. Clean and well-malted as all good German bocks should be, and showing appropriate hop rates with German varieties, as Jack’s Abby is good about doing. No alcohol noted.
Similar flavors abound: tons of biscuits and baguette flavors with a strong toasted malt overtone, which works with the spicy hops to balance the malt. Clean with zippy carbonation helping to lighten things and cleanse the palate on the finish. Very drinkable, very-well executed. No flaws or alcohol, with a medium to medium-full body and malty-to-watery texture.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Smells like a pissy lager, bread. Taste of bread, dough, caramel. Slightly sweet
cgarvieuk (23285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white lacing ... soft bready funk fruit ... light grassy fruit ... soft fruit ... soft breaady fruit ...
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear straw gold with a thick white head. Aromas of hay, grass. Taste is light sweet, honey. Sweet finish.
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is malty toffee, herbal, taste is sweet, dry toffee, grassy.
malrubius (2799) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Golden slight haze dense white lasting head and lace. Bready grassy aroma with some floral hints. Sweet honey vanilla grainy bready with fairly clean sweet but not bitter or cloying finish with very mild grassy herbal hints. Medium-to-full body. Thick and Hearty. Very good.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The nose is incredibly fresh
and inviting. Lots of bright grassy hops over a clean, crisp Pilsner
malt base. Has a fresh grassiness and a well- lagered finish.
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botte. Lightly hazy pale gold pour with nice white head. Aroma is fruity, lots of tropical fruit, light booziness, really honey forward malt, light floral notes. Taste is grainy, sweet, quite malty, light honey/floral finish. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation, finishes dry. Tasty stuff.
Idiosynkrasie (7231) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Malty aroma, hoppy overtones with grassy touch, hints of hay, cautious, unspecific, light fruitiness. Taste is pale malty, biscuity, husky, bitter hoppy overtones, unspecific, light fruitiness, maybe green apple, lemon, orange. Very clean, relatively light, superb drinkability.
Bulk_Carrier (5073) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy yellow color with a super light carbonation seen rising to fill a quickly dieing white foamy head. Adequate foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass in a messy sort of way.
The smell had a rich sweet malts, somewhat like sticky bready candy and a light crisp spicy edge to it.
The taste was mainly the sweet malts through a sweet crisp biscuit-like edge. There’s a nice light sweet sticky aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionable quality about it. There’s a nice soft creamy texture rolling over my tongue.
Overall, this was a wonderful take on a Maibock Lager. I would definitely do this again.