Iphonephan (6984) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2017 JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pounder can found at the 16th St. Albertsons... Poured into my HotD goblet... Darker than most Maibocks, but no real complaints... Close to the higher end of darkness... clear deep amber.... light tannish head sticks around for a while leaving decent spotty lacing.
Nose is also a little "dark"... IMO closer to a bigger bockbier or a lesser doppelbock... maltiness has a distinct toastiness/melanoidin quality... still very clean malt profile with barely enough hops to be perceptible.
Flavors have a nutty/dry toasty essence too... but again, very clean... surprisingly clean for a stateside bock... should probably lean more toward the pils/pale malt, but this is a fantastic jumping off point.
Body is medium with a medium carbonation... pretty much spot-on.
Picked up the 4-pack and damn happy I did... These will be enjoyed for days to come.
Tone back the darker malts and ramp up the pils malt and this will be a huge winner.
From a 12 oz. can. Pours a clear pale mahogany with an ecru head. Aroma of tobacco and toffee. Caramel flavors. Moderately sweet, clean finish. zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours clear brown with a small head, aroma of caramel, chocolate and vanilla, flavor of smoke, caramel and roasted malt, medium bodied hayduke (5203) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 11, 2016
From a growler purchased at Pauls Grocery in McCall, ID. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Nose of caramel malts and light fruit. Medium plus in body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is big on the malts but there are some grassy and floral hops there in the finish along with some bitterness.. Pretty darn good. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Can in Ogden and yes I am aware that I am drinking a Maibock in January but with UT’s crazy liquor laws it is hard to find unique beers. Pours a nice caramel color with a bubbly tan head that settles slowly. Cereal and toast in the aroma. Roasted malt dominates the flavor but not overly sweet and balanced with a light hint of hops. Enjoyable. ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours nice dark amber good head. Has plenty of strong malty and yeast flavors its drinkable.
jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2015
Reddish amber color out of the can with a creamy off white head. Big malty nose with some alcohol in it. Caramel sweetness with some peaty notes, dried fruit and dusty malts. A bit of earthy bitterness in the finish and more prominent alcohol as it warms. kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Troubles’ place. Thanks Denny. Clear dark amber-brown with a white head. Caramel, malt, then alcohol aroma, grainy malt, slightly alcoholic taste. Light body, sweetish finish and mild carbonation. DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 12, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Dror’s place. Thanks Denny. As Sockeye Seasonal Lager Maibock. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, toast, a bit of fruity hints and and alcoholic touch. Sweetish flavor, toasty, malty, with caramel, and a bitterish in the finish. Medium-bodied. jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a deep cherry brown with a thick mocha head. Aroma big on malt, lager yeast, biscuit. Taste is sweet and malty, nice lager yeast presence with a slight hop bite. Nice maibock. stevoj (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2014
Aroma and flavor of nuts, roast grains. Thin head fading to nothing on dark brown body. Taste a bit more bitter than 17 IBUs, was expecting this to be a heller bock, so pleasantly surprised to find it dark.