EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Very light browinsh/red with a lingering very dense head. Slight haze. Aroma is bready with the typical lager twang in the nose. Very light and crisp with a slightly fruity taste that is complimented by a slightly bitter and spicy hop finish. Not a typical 3F’s hop explosion which is nice. The 7% abv is absolutely hidden until about 10 seconds after is goes down the gullet and you feel it. Refreshingly spicey. SuIIy (1983) - 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. 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. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
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. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draught, new brewpub November 2005: dark orange bronze with a fluffy, gray head that settles into a thin film. Toasted caramel and peanut aromas with wet malt and gooey/soaked barley in the background. Lightly bitter in the back of the throat with a rich tapioca pudding and toasted almond flavour. A much darker flavour than the appearance would suggest and the alcohol was increasingly subtle…those die hard 3 Floyds hop fans may not be able to palate this, but I thought it was a unique and tasty take on the style…way to branch out guys!
StewardofGondor (1934) - 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. 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. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2005
OOOhhhh has a bite. Light bodied, sort of bland, some strange aftertaste. Something like caramel, but not as pleasant. It did complement the bratwurst quite well, which I think gets wrecked when drinking the big hoppy monsters. I wished they’d let me play my public enemy at the brewpub. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Probably my least favorite of the evening. Slight retention on the fizzy creamy off-white head. Relatively clear amber. Perfumey sweet aroma. Stale, husky bock-like malt, sweet overripe banana. Sweet dough and orange/caramel flavor as well. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Tap @ brewpub. Clear amber body, thin whtie head. Strong aroma - caramel malt and classic tart bockiness. The flavor brings more bock tart malt notes with a light grass and stem bite.