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Ayinger Maibock

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100
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Formerly brewed at Brauerei Aying
Style: Heller Bock
Aying, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with plenty of malt, hops and love, Ayinger Maibock is a big-bodied beer with a sweet, malty aroma, a rousing head and a fruity long lasting aftertastaste.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
crisp and strong. lighter color, but thicker/maltier tatsting than i expected

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2001
Astonishing. Incredibly gorgeous to look at, with a wonderful solid-gold medium body and rich-looking cream-colored head. The aroma is incredible, I canít begin to describe it, full of malt and acidic fruit flavors; and the flavor is almost too much on top of that. Ultra-malty, as malty as the Optimator I had yesterday, but with just a bit of lightness and fruitiness to keep it from being too heavy; and alcohol is nowhere present. Perhaps too quick a finish, but a world-class beer from a world-class brewere nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2001
Good aroma but not a multi-dimensional taste. Frankly, it just sits there. All right, but there are better light bocks out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2001
Bitter and fruity with a long finish. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2001
I love the toffee/caramel notes in the flavor. A solid bock.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2001
As pale bocks go, this is wonderful. Malt is VERY strong in both aroma and flavor, and ever so slightly sweet. Nice honey color. My appreciation for Ayingerís offerings continues to grow; their weissbiers are possibly my favorites in that style (even after visiting Mu:nchen and trying quite a few), and who can deny the quality of their Celebrator doppelbock? The Maibock is a winner as well...itís hard to imagine it being much better than this, at least for what I look for in pale bocks (bearing in mind that I am partial to ales, not lagers). Note: my numeric ratings are compared ONLY to other pale bocks.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2001

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2001
A bit harsh for a bock - bottle was of questionable age. Plenty of those bocky toffeish toasty flavors. Malty sweet in the nose and palate. A bit fizzy - full bodied. Pale bronze color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2001
Different from other Maibocks. A bit too sweet for my tastes. Otherwise a very nice malt flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cartel99 (19) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2001
Saw the comments and had to try it! This brew has a very sweet, floral nose, and a beautiful golden color, a bit unusual for the bocks Iíve had. Fizzes to a velvet when swished in the mouth. The aroma stays with you minutes after each sip. Very good indeed.


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