94 Bavarian Heller Doppelbock, Privatbrauerei Plank-Laaber (Germany). 7.8% ABV (5/08)
Slightly hazy golden amber color. Wet grain, pudding and clay aromas. A round, frothy entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body of sweet honeyed toast, brown sugar, taro root and nut flavors. Finishes with a long, rich, chewy dried peach, orange and honey nut fade. Delicious and well balanced.

93 Maibock, Capital Brewery (WI). 6.4% ABV (2/07)
Beautiful amber color. Sumptuous fresh crusty semolina bread and clover honey aromas. A satiny entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium body of tangy dried stone and citrus fruits, toasted baguette and honey flavors. Finishes with a long tangy fruit, dry caramel and delicate hop fade. Wonderfully balanced and highly drinkable.

91 Dead Guy Ale, Rogue Ales (OR). 6% ABV (5/08)
Brilliant amber color with a lasting off-white head. Caramelized nuts and grain aromas with a dash of floral honey. A round, super soft and creamy entry leads to a dryish medium body of dark nut toast, dark chocolate-covered orange peel and rice crisp flavors with a lingering, supple fruit and toasted baguette fade. Very clean, flavorful and well crafted.

90 Mai Bock, Sprecher Brewing Co. (WI). 6% ABV (11/06)
Lightly hazy, deep amber orange color. Dried stone fruit and warm caramel aromas. A smooth, supple entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium body of cocoa dusted figs, dried peach and marmalade flavors. Finishes with a crisp, tangy sweet citrus and earthy hop fade. A very nice US version of the style that is highly drinkable.

87 Point Einbock, Stevens Point Brewery (WI). 6.3% ABV (4/08)
Deep amber in color. Thin white lace of carbonation with decent retention. Warm, sweet Hawaiian bread-like nose with nutty notes as well. Delicate entry with immediately warming alcohol notes carrying sweet caramel, treacle, toasted nuts and cookie-like malt in the mid-weight body. Soft, slightly citrus and minty hops in the finish make for a well-balanced brew to try with a caramelized onion/goat cheese tart.

87 Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning Uber Pils, Clipper City Brewing Co. (MD). 7.5% ABV (5/08)
Brilliant golden amber color. Slightly sour dried orange, nut toast and Ivory soap aromas follow though on a creamy entry to a dryish medium body with a nice hints of creamy caramel. Finishes with pleasant porridge and dried citrus fade.

86 Maibock, Bastone Brewery (MI). 7% ABV (4/08) %{Brewpub}
Amber in color with a slight orange cast. Honey, cookie dough and graham cracker nose with hints of orange marmalade. Soft on the palate with gentle carbonation. Dark toast and sweet honey butter notes make up the malt backbone. Finishing with a candy apple-like sweetness with slight perks of bitterness that are actually fairly quenching. Try this brew with some slow roasted pork with apples and shallots.