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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Heller Bock
Aying, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Draft at Bricks. Pours fairly clear yellow. Some wheat in the nose. Maybe some lemon. Caramel creaminess in the taste.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1981) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 30, 2016
TAP at St. Orhu, Helsinki. Smooth pale malts and herbal hops either notes of elderflowers. Low bitterness and a bit of heat in the finish. Quite good, but not as great as one would expect from Ayinger. Just not hoppy enough.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
Tap at the Bräustüberl. Deep clear golden color with big white head. Aroma is honey, flowery, some German bottom-fermenting yeasts. Taste is an explosion of honeymelon, flowery hops, honey, apples. Sweet finish with a hint of booze. Full-bodied and sweet, but nicely balanced and quite clean. An excellent Heller Bock (a style I am usually not too fond of).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ritzn (459) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
Clear amber with little white head. Aroma is typical helles stuff with honey melon. Taste is not too sweet with decent bitterness. Smooth but not oily. Overall nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
Tap in Aying. Deep golden, white lace. Honey nose. Chewy malt base, light Bready. fresh fruitiness - apples, honey melon. Grassy and aromatic herbal hops. Sparkly fresh. Great balance, dangerously drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 15, 2016
A dark golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, grass, hops, and a bit of bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, bread, and grass, leading to a dry finish where the alcohol tingles the tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015

Draught @ Taphouse, Lavendelstraede 15, DK-1462 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Ayinger Maibock ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, grass, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, sugary, sweet mallt, fruity and grassy floral. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150530]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8294) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (30/05/2015) - golden pour with white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, some citric orange and lemon nuances, straw, grassy hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5802) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Draught at Deep Ellum, 7/10/15.
Very cool to see this guy on tap in the States! A lovely peachy-apricot color with some darker coppers, qood clarity and a white head that is large and slowly fades to cover.
Minerals, flowers and "sweat" in the nose; not sure if this is malt-based, hop-based or a combination of the two, but it’s actually quite interesting. Gives it a real rustic flare and helps bridge the lightly bitter hops and the lightly sweet malts (light biscuits, stale cookies, light sourdough). A touch of metal in the nose as well, though light and almost more seltzer/mineral-like. Medium strength of aroma and no alcohol noted.
Different in the flavor, quite unexpectedly and enjoyably so. The malts, while still nicely rich and well-extracted, are quite dry and allow a significantly bitter hop flavor to show through, certainly balancing and even tipping the balance scales to much more hop/bitterness-forward. It’s lovely and refreshing (in both senses of the word) and with the ample but not overdone carbonation and soft, but ever-present malts, it goes down easy, but still provides a bock-like experience. Straw, heavily spicy hop notes and touches of both sourdough and honey linger delightfully.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bankerbeernerd (13) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Nice malt character, almost too carbonated, very good clarity. I had from tap on mid summer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
On draught at Belmont Station. Colour...clear, pale gold with a think white head. Nose...delightfully malty with notes of freshly baked biscuits, Pilot bread and clover honey. Palate...lightly bready and doughy with notes of Carnation malted milk powder, honeycomb and jasmine flower. The CO2 is delicate but not absent, and the finish is lightly sweet but with a hint of freshness.


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