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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This traditional German beer is usually served on the first day of May to celebrate the arrival of spring. Our Maibock is a malty but balanced beer that is extremely drinkable and leaves you asking for another round. A spring seasonal specialty in every Big Horn Brewing location.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1485) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2010
Had this at the Schaumburg location.Arrived to the table a very clear, deep orange with red hints and a creamy, off-white head. Aroma has a faint grainy, mild grassiness with some very mild sweetness. Flavor has a strong grainy grassy flavor up front, some light apple, light grape and a mild toasted malt presence at the end. Body is light with a modest, but fine carbonation that leaves nice lacing. Overall a decent example for the style. The color is a bit off and the flavors are a tad bit strong than traditionally found but a pretty good brew to pair with lunch/dinner as it’s not overpowering in any one flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2009
draft at the Fishers, IN brewpub - Pours clear gold with a small white head and a mild malt aroma. It has a sweet malt flavor and some alcohol presence. The finish of this light to medium bodied brew is also fairly sweet with very minimal hops if any noticeable. It’s simplistic and not very satisfying, my least favorite of the bunch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1088) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
~Pours a clear gold color with creamy white head. ~Sweet fruity like scent. ~Sweet malty flavor with light hops. Enjoyable. ~Medium fizzy feel. Sweet than bitter finish. ~This is a nice light bock. I enjoy the balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Had at the Northgate brewpub. Bronze-amber color with decent head. Nice graininess in the nose and medium malt. Flavor has a similarly appealing graininess and malt, but with some tannic sourness. Aroma is a bit better than flavor. A bit to tannic, but otherwise this is well balanced and pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2008
Pour is warm golden with a thin off white head...smell is lightly toasty with some caramel sweetness...taste is very sweet with caramel and grain...chewy and syrupy mouthfeel...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 2, 2007
This draft brew from the brewery in Chicago poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated golden brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty sweet and dough. The crisp semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and sweet. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Rather pale in color, kind of a clear golden/amber with a one-finger, white head in this over-iced glass. Temperature-inhibited aromas initially emerge as stale, candy-sweet malts tempered by mild roasts. Nice balance to the flavor, to the point where I can actually tell this is a Maibock... sweet malts leading to a mildly bitter finish. However, this is too overtly sweet, with a noticable alcohol kick.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2007
On tap - Ram Fishers, IN - served in frozen pint filled to the brim - Aroma of toasted caramel and toffee malts. Pours transparent dirty water brown with no head or lacing. Flavor matches aroma with an overall sweetness. Palate is clean and a touch sticky. Not offensive, but boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2007
Tap - Lacey, WA
Deep amber color with a thin head. This lager went down very smooth and was full of malty flavors. There where some hints of spices and other lingering characters. This was a decent beer. Hope to drink more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2007
On tap at Ram - Rosemont, IL. Poured a clear lighter coppery orange with a very light dusting of off-white head. Aroma picked up some caramel surrounded by woodsy notes.. some floral.. sweet overall and a touch toasty. Flavor picked up lightly smoked drawn caramel, some sweetener, leafy hoppage, and some alcohol... not very well-made, but drinkable enough. Light-medium bodied and thicker on the back-end.. rather poor flow to it. Not so good.

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