SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Draft @ brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a fizzy white head. Nose is very sweet, some caramel and a light floral aspect. Taste is wonderful! Some honey coated biscuits stand out. Light notes of some malt and caramel. A slightly bitter finihs. beer has a very creamy and grabbing feeling. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Sweet caramel base, very light hopping. Very little flavor of roasted malt. Some vanilla notes. Not one of my favorites by these guys. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Tap @ Great taste of the Midwest- Pours a slightly hazy golden amberous color. No head. Aroma is sweet, barely any hops, some raspberry notes in it as well. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Guest tap at the Back Road open house:CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Boy am I glad I didn’t make a special trip to Munster for this. Without a doubt this is the worse beer ever brewed by FFF. Sweet and malty, no hops, no brightness, no character. Coy and sticky with massive honey overtones. I tried a couple samples to see if it would warm up to me, never happened. Oh well, every brewery has it mistakes.
On tap at the 2005 Great Taste of the Midwest: Clear copper pour is covered with a thin white head. Sweet, fresh, authentic bocky German malty aroma. Starts with some sweet caramel and sticky malt with a nice European hoppy balance. A very drinkable, well-done beer.
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2005
GTM. Very grassy aroma. Not much head. Amber in color. Off-white head. Hazy body. Different tasting. Lager qualities. Some saffron notes, I’m sure most definitely by accident. Didn’t really care for it. I guess every brewer has it’s experimental brews that don’t quite work out. DrnkMcDermott (3137) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Draft, at 3F’s. Pours deep orange with brown in the middle. Thin head. Taste is very grainy, a bit bready, even yeasty. Not a lot of hops, which is a surprise for a Floyds beer. Just a bit load of grainy malts without much roast in them, but a bit of orange taste toward the end. Guess I’ll need to try another when the brewpub finally opens and they can serve it in a real glass. htsprint1 (53) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2005
On tap at 3f in Munster. Poors thin light brown with white head. Bready, yeasty, sweet aroma. Thin and easy going down, with a sweet flavor (almost like honey) and lager-like aftertaste. Certainly not over-hopped. Another solid effort in a new style by Three Floyds. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Sampled at the Great Taste of the Midwest 2005. This poured a dark orange. The aroma is oranges and caramel. The is bready with some light toast and nuts. Not much else going on in this hoopy bock. StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Tap @ GTMW. Translucent bronze with a simply dusty grey head. Very unique aroma comprised of caramel, Vienna and carahelles malts. Some honey and vanilla as well. Flavor confirms that it’s a maibock by honey and vanilla expectations being met 100 percent. Quite a stylistic foray. Caramel lends itself to palate smacking and gently transitions to more of a toffee flavor. A nice, middle range entry for the maibock category.