Braudog (6833) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016 Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at Penn Brewfest. Has a light heller bock golden color, mainly clear with a bit of haziness. Topped with a foamy white lacing head that dissipates quickly. Has a mild sweet aroma, grainy, but not the traditional dark malty sweetness in many German doppelbocks. Light fruity hops. Starts fairly sweet in taste, with again more of a grainy sweetness and some candi sugar sweetness rather than a deep maltiness. Light bitter finish with some fruity hops, with a mild chalky sweet finish. A bit of alcohol warming. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Nice tasting beer, but I’d really put this up against a Heller Bock rather than a Doppelbock .. no way this is in the same category as Andechs or Celebrator.
Bottle. Pours a rich golden color with a thin but firm head. This is a very good example of style all the way around ... nice malty aroma, firm and viscous body, and a rich yet lager-ish flavor. Well done. (#6413, 11/23/2016) HighlanderOne (1373) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
On tap at Molly Malloy’s in Philly on 6/19. Faint malt aroma. Amber gold with white head. Flavors of toasted vanilla, banana, pepper, yeast, grass and hops. Booze is well hidden. Good drinkability. Nice choice. Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Draft at Brew’d Pub. Clear deep golden color. Very malty, this one, and pleasantly sweet without being cloying. gripweed57 (2854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Bright, brassy gold color. Small white head. Earthy, fruity malt nose. Sweet toasted malt flavor with notes of bubblegum citrus hops. Complex flavor has notes of caramel, tropical fruit, vanilla and alcohol. Overall, a nice tasty Maibock. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 19, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a crystal clear orange-amber color with a thick one finger white head that has good retention. The head fades over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The nose of the beer is sweet and fruity with heavy notes of apricot, peach, and apple as well as a good showing of a sugary caramel smell. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a bready and doughty smell along with a little bit of a hop aroma of a grassy and floral nature.
Taste – The taste begins less sweet then would have been anticipated from the nose, but does contain a decent amount of caramel and a lighter fruitiness of peach and apricot. Along with these flavors is a good showing of a bready flavor. As the taste advances the caramel decreases with the bready fruity flavors getting slightly stronger and being joined by some grainy pale malt flavors. The caramel loses much intensity by the tastes end, but is replaced by a new light apple flavor that develops later in the profile. All the while some quite light hop flavors of a grassy and floral nature develop on the tongue and, with the other flavors, end up leaving a smooth, somewhat grainy, fruit sweetened, bready flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker and chewier body is fantastic for the bigger bready flavors of the brew all while the lower carbonation helps to allow for the lighter hop flavors to be sensed and to nicely complement the fruity and malty tastes of the brew.
Overall – A rather tasty Maibock overall. Thick and bready with a good showing of fruit and just enough hop to keep it more balanced and rather enjoyable. Quite tasty.
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pretty nice, a long time since I’ve had a decent Maibock. Golden pour. Some sugared malt. Light sweet finish. Nice. Tap at Brew’D. GenDV138 (7698) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft at Brew’d Pub in Frederick, MD shared with Travlr, solidfunk, BeerandBlues2. BeerandBlues2. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Not much on the aroma. Tastes of citrus and wheat. Light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13806) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap at Brew’d Pub. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, fruity notes, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From a bomber to a tasting glass. Pours a golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of fruity lager yeast like grape skins. Almost tasted like grape juice right after my coffee. Easy drinking. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
22 oz bottle. Clear rusty orange with a white head. Nose is candy apple and light grass. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is candi, apple and bubblegum. Malty but not much else.