barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2005
bottle. a very pale amber without much head. rather spicey and without the usual sweetness associated with a bock. glad i tried it but nothing special here to bring me back. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Light amber color. It is much darker than the picture shown here. The aroma is sweet apples with some sweat socks and cinnamon. The taste is sweet honey with some honey and cinnamon. Fairly decent, but a little sweet to my tastes. However, that is the character of the style, so I cant’ knock it more than others. cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Another fab brew form Schell, malty, hoppy, tastey and very drinkable. I think this one would go well at any time of the day. JFGrind (2057) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2005
I wish Maifest had a stonger appearance and aroma. Maybe not a historically accurate blond double bock but a tastey, malty, yeasty (spice), lager. Brewer knew what he was doing with this bock recipe. BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Copper color. Musty aroma. Rich straw flavor that is a little thin in the middle. Finishes with a sweet end. Pretty traditional german flavor to the brew.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2005
Orange Coloring with White Ring. Malt and Hop Aroma..Very Subtle. Sweet Malt, Caramel...Carbonated...Yeasty and Lightly Heavy with the Alcohol. Fruity. Light Hops. Much Better then Expected. Very Drinkable and Tasty. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Pours a light copper color with foamy white head and a decent amount of carbonation. Aroma is fruity sweet and malty. Flavor is light and smooth with an alcohol finish. A little too sweet and alcohol tasting for my liking. Overall, so so. antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Bottle. Clear apricot gold with a healthy off white head. Aromas of sweet malt, alcohol, German hops, and the classic Schell lager yeast. Flaors of sweet malts with an apple, apricot, and banana background and some alcohol warmth, but not too much bite. Just enough hops to keep it from being cloying, with enough grassy character to give the finish a touch of dryness. Full mouthfeel, but easily drinkable. A very tasty and slightly dangerous beer that is right on for the style. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2005
I am a little surprised that I haven’t had this beer yet, having lived in Minnesota since I became a Ratebeerian. Better late than never. Sweet malty aroma with hint of a moderate hop profile. Off-white head is mostly diminishing. Amber body, somewhat hazy. At first sip, my first impression is of alcohol, and at almost 7%, it makes sense. Very malty and sticky sweet, almost the point of being cloying but the hops do a nice job of counteracting. Quite well balanced. This is at least as good as the Summit Maibock. It would be tough to drink a lot of these, but probably not from lack of desire. There is a lot of flavor here. A solid brew. Thanks Vikingbeau. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Whatever your preference, respect this beer as quite representative of its style. Intense, fresh malty aroma. Well-blended fruity malts - and some bitter hops there as well - are blended with the end result approaching a French artisan beer and even something like a Belgian seasonal. Alcohol quite noticeable, especially on the finish; however it may _complement_ this style, because in a heavy-malt beer alcohol can perform the bittering function generally performed by extreme hopping.