agbeer (11) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Pours a nice copper color into a tulip glass. Has a slightly sweet aroma with a bit of doughiness. Has a caramel, bready flavor with a toasty overtone. Very drinkable. cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of gooovikings. Golden yellow-orange appearance with very lively carbonation and off white head. Slightly grainy, pale/caramel malty lager nose that’s fairly weak. Pretty sweet pale/caramel malty lager flavor that’s pretty bland. topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Pours dark golden with a huge white head. Aroma is bready malt and hops. Flavor is fruity, sweet malt, and a little spicy hop. phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Sample poured from a 12 oz. bottle at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a clear amber color with a fairly thick off-white head. Aroma is very nutty, with leafy, vegetal notes, toasted malts, pistachios, and grape leaves. Flavor is equally nutty, with good pistachio and peanut notes, toasted malts, brown sugar, and a little bit of mixed fruits. Light-medium bodied, with a nutty mouthfeel and dry toasty finish. Good beer. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Tap at the brewpub as Red Caboose. The nose is dark amber with a thin white head. The nose has toast, toffee and tea. The taste is sweet with some potatoes and wood. It is ok.
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Courtesy of a trade with Strykzone. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle a rich clear amber color with a robust tan head and lots of lacing. Nose of caramel malts and lots of floral hops. Medium body and smooth clean mouthfeel. Flavor mirrors the aroma, with good balance between the malts and hops. Finish is long and lightly bitter. Good stuff. The guys make good German style beer. Strykzone (7658) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery. Poured into a dimpled mug. A clear copper colored beer with a big soapy beige head that lasts a minute or two. Fruity hops in the nose. Those hops don’t really translate into the taste. Beginning is caramel malt and light spice. Midglass the hops begin to be noticed. They are soft and floral. The malt becomes bready, as well. There is a delicate balance here and it is one that works very well. Good stuff. wxman (1847) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 On tap at the 2010 Microfest in St. Louis. Pours a medium gold color with an average white head. Taste is pale malt sweetness and a dry bisquitiness. Pretty refreshing with a crisp finish. Not really a maibock, though. Pale lager with a little ooomph maybe. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Sampled at the 2009 Parkville microbrew festival. Pours gold with a medium white head. Looks a bit light in color for the style. It’s definitely too light in flavor. Tastes grainy without much of a malt body. Disappointing. OzarkElmo (320) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2009
From bottle to tulip. Pours a medium amber, somewhat cloudy with thin white hed, mostly diminishing. Aroma of biscuit & caramel malt along with slight hop presence. Medium bodied and very balanced brew. Goes down easy with a slightly bitter finish. Good beer - I only have one but would welcome having more - CHEERS!