Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Well the picture doesn't match but the bottle say's its a stiegl bock.Nice golden color,Big deep head foamy and slightly off white but large as hell.Sweet malt aroma with nice hop presence.Malty sweet,mildly hopped,slight hints of alcohol but it stay's well hidden.leaves a malty sweet after taste with a late mild hop bite that makes this brew quite pleasant to drink and seems to be well balanced in flavor.You get a little bit of everything but not all at once. tomciccateri (1035) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 24, 2005
From the half-liter brown bottle marked 2004, this poured a clear gold color with a nice malty aroma. With a very soft mouthfeel and medium body, the clean malty flavor is slightly warming and very welcoming, finishing slightly on the dry side. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Update: Tried this again, and liked it even more than the first time. I am a tremendous fan of the Maibock style, and this one is world class. I think I might like this even better than Einbecker.
Old: Are we drinking the same beer? Mine is Stiegl Columbus Original Bock. And mine tastes great. When I opened the bottle, I knew I was in for a treat. I got a big whiff of rich Germanic malt with a bit of spice. This heller Bock has tons of German malt flavor framed by alcohol, a bit of spicy hops and moderate bitterness. Very similar to Einbecker Maibock. My sample was very fresh. A real winner. drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Oh yeah!!!! mmm, excellent bock beer. Poured with a big, foamy, frothy off white head and a little lace. Lovely medium amber color, but lighter than most bocks I see. Aroma is very beery, malty, and hoppy. Right away in tasting I get malt sweetness that’s immediately tempered with plenty of hops for great balance. The mouthfeel goes with it in great carbonation and body. Definite alcohol warming. Could be a session beer but for the strength. Real easy to have at least another though. DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 why do people drink unpasteurized beer that has travelled around the world and talk about the flavors that they are tasting. If you let a wine bottle get warm it is known that the wine is damaged. Due to the fact wine is higher alcohol than beer makes it travel easier and more stable than beer. So why dont beer importers take the same care to handle beer like wine. Because it would cost them money and you would have to pay more. So that is why europeans drink beer made in there hometowns. The stupid Americans have alot to learn about beer, bread and cheese! I would gladly pay the difference for good product, but most Americans dont even know what they are looking for, witness this whole webpage. So wise up and demand the best. This is why the ratings and tasting notes on all these beers is all over the place, it is a travel/handling issue!
MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Deep gold with orange tones. Nose quite nice, loads of malts, toasty and sweet. Big bready malts in the taste, a fair deal of caramel, then excellent hops at the end for a final dry finish. Me like lots and lots. MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Pours a hazy bright amber-copper color with a nice foamy lasting off white head that leaves lots of lacing in my glass. Has a sweet fruity and bready aroma. Sweet and malty fruity and caramel flavors, medium body with a slick and smooth mouthfeel, finishes sweet, alcohol well hidden. Cobra (1100) - - MAY 1, 2005
17 oz. tall brown bottle. 2004 date on front label. Poured out a crystal clear orange-ish yellow color, with a thin, but sturdy white head. Minor lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of sweet German Pils malt, earthy hops, bready lager yeast, and some fresh cut hay as well. Medium mouthfeel, rich, but not thick or overpowering. Malty and slightly sweet. Earthy hops at the end. Damn decent bock in my book. Had I known it was this good, I’d have bought two. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2004
A quite good maibock; hoppy. Has some raw flour kinds of taste. Malty, but not too sweet. A good one- thanks Britt!