TAR (2742) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Light bronze. Retentive layer of white foam. Clean and airy aroma of toasted hay, fennel, and wafery malts. Lightly lemony with a fresh hint of floral hops. Soft and fluffy carbonation. Initially grainy in texture, yet with a vividly defined arrangement of sweet, feathery malts. Hop character is multidimensional with a poised bitterness coupled with a vibrantly vivacious array of hop flavors which enhance the flowery softness. Candy apples grace the tongue with a sweet glaze fullness which helps pillar the body. Snippet of spicy alcohol warmth ensues. Deeply rooted Munich reveals toasted biscuits and caramelized honey, but the overall flavors remain unchanged as the malt sweetness never becomes forced. Exceptionally full and fluffy Pilsner malt foundation also complements and tempers the richer malt elements. Delectably juicy, with a quenching twinge of acidity, to boot, and impeccably attenuated, with a subtle depth-lending dusting of mineral dryness. Finishes well-rounded and soft, with a seamlessly interwoven fusion of anise-tinged hops and snappy toast. A captivating example of delicateness combined with complexity. So pure and pristine. Just an incredible experience. Thanks for the ride, Dickinsonbeer. SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2001
Yum, yum. Best warm it up some. A tad sweet, but that is that only short coming. A great beer. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Crystal clear yellow orange with a white lasting head. Clean malty aroma. Malty flavor and crisp. Slight hop in the background. This years is the best ever. Great mai-bock!!!! mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Clear yellow in color with a lasting head. Amazing beer. Malty flavor and crisp. Great. ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2004
This is incredible. Incredible color. Rich full body. Full of malt character. This is about the best you could ask for.
notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2004
[draught] This beer is amazing! - dirty-blonde pour with medium carbonation and compact head - sweet aroma of light fruits and candy - a tiny hint of tartness up front, that fades away to a medium bodied, malty explosion of flavors - there are a lot of more "summer oriented" fruits here, strawberries in particular, but also cherries and a touch of pears - this beer is clean, yet chewy and malty at the same time - strawberries stick around in the finish for quite some time - excellent stuff - the best Ramstein I’ve had so far, and that includes the winter wheat. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Ramstein has won me over with this malty crisp soft beer with a taste of apple caramel laden with medium sweetness. I had this on tap at Barley Creek Brewing in Tannersville. Unfortunately, they won’t give growlers because its not a Barley Creek beer. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 sampled at the brewery, and had to take a growler of this home with me. Clear amber in color with a medium white head. Aroma is malty, with some earthy and floral hops. Taste is malty, caramel and toffee, very smooth with a light to moderate hop bittering finish. This one was awesome, alcohol well hidden and brewed flawlessly. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Pours a clear medium to light amber with a nice fluffy off hwite head that fades slightly. Aroma of baked bread, light munich malts, toasted malts, and lightly nutty. Flavor has a very subtle smoky medicinal taste, but is mostly hidden by light munich malts, hints of caramel, and lightly nutty, with a decent bitter finish. Maibocks are one of my least favorite styles but this one was very well made and enjoyable. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2006
04.29.06 TAPNY, but this is not my first sample of this excellent maibock. Like the Eisbock, this beer from High Point is highly anticipated and consistently outstanding. Unfortunately, it’s just about impossible to get your hands on outside of North Jersey or a couple of select pubs (none of which are EVER at the Jersey Shore). The aroma is one that returns memories of great experiences, those being previous opportunities to sample this very beer. Full of sweet-tart apple aromas and flavor enhanced with vanilla, tropical fruits, and a milky sweetness that lasts throughout. This may be the first time I’ve used ’milky sweetness’ but it truly is that -- sweet like whole milk, almost creamy, and yet never becoming cloying -- it’s not a sugary sweetness. The finish is all malt with the pilsner coming through in a glorious bite of grasses and herbs, touch acid-tart. Lovely beer.