higgsbison (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017
One of my favorites. Lots of character but very hard to put your finger on what it is. Very strong malt backbone with a long lingering Hoppy finish. A perfectly balanced brew. Also prominent notes of caramel and toffee and biscuit.
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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.
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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.
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azzurro (337) - 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.