ChadPolenz (1844) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2017 philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours a clear amber with a big, fizzy head that fades quickly. Light caramel and smoke aroma. Flavor salty, smokey, light with a smooth transition to a slight bitter aftertaste. A little fizzy and light in the mouth. I prefer something with a little more character, depth and body.
DOC: 6/28/17gepajerry (18) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 4C Helles Bock
AROMA: Malt-forward nose with slight confectionery sweetness (especially caramel). Hints of toast. Faint hop presence in the background with herbal/peppery character. Clean fermentation. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Murky shade of orange/copper. A bit too dark (9-15 SRM) and off-color for the style. Small, off-white, foam mostly dissipates. 1/3
FLAVOR: Palette is sweet but not cloying. Caramel flavor is quite prominent with minor toast and Maillard characteristics. Very low hop presence in terms of both taste (herbal, peppery) and bitterness (slightly dry). Balance is malty, but not cloying. Flavors are a bit off for the style, but in the ballpark. Clean fermentation. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; medium-low carbonation. Smooth and comfortable with a slightly malty but ultimately clean aftertaste. Feels much lighter than 6.8% ABV. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: It's a Maibock done as an American Ale so it's not exactly to spec, but it's closer than not. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 32/50
Nowhere near spectacular in any area. Aroma, palate, taste…all below par in imho.
Second bottle was much more enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone amikhaylov (79) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 26, 2017
Nice malty body, some alcohol, honey, excellent sweetness, some tartness. Citrusy light bitterness is noticeble. Some caramel in aroma. ryan76 (3) - - AUG 25, 2017 does not count
Very tasty. My last bought beer of my holiday and very palatable. Silly but love the can presentation too.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone azzurro (333) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2017
I thought this one was an IPA. Smooth beer, strong aroma. I like the honey-backed IPA style. Worth trying.
Beergaard (384) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2017
Dark golden color, long lasting head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and hay. Taste of honey, caramel malt, pudding, alcohol and a wee bit hops. MorrisCode (3) - - AUG 22, 2017 does not count
Very drinkable ale. Malty taste is what I pick up. No aftertaste. Great marketing with the can
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone adamnase (808) - Kronoby, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2017
33cl can from boxbeers.dk. Pours hazy, dark golden color with a big head. Aroma has malts and hints of yeast and some spices. Flavor is more malty, quite sweet. really nice!. JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Just a solid ass ale. It's rich yet clean, flavorful and heavy bodied. It's a delicious beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ysok02 (1710) - Mons, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2017
Robe ambrée, fine mousse. Nez élégant sur des notes épicées, pointe de fourrure, de cuir, de malt torréfié, de café au lait, de noisette. Bouche à l’attaque épicée, de la rondeur, une bulle ronde et onctueuse, longue finale épicée. Une très belle bière épicée.