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Black Forest Maibock
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer ss specially brewed for the celebration of spring and the month of May. As with the winter seasonal bocks and doppelbocks, Maibock is higher in alcohol with a flavor emphasis in the malt.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
I caught this in their last batch right before Memorial Day Weekend. Unreal!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3452) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2009
On tap at Black Forest. Served in a frosted mug :( Pours a hazy gold with a moderate white head that lasts until mid-glass and leaves a thick line of foam with each sip. Pleasant aroma of malt along with just a hint of citrus. The flavor is filled with lots of bready malt with some mild bitterness at the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly creamy and is fairly lush actually. A very good maibock.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Tap at BF. Aroma of pale malts, slight grassy/herbal notes. Flavor sweet, bready malts with a fairly assertive grassy/floral hop character, particularly in the finish. Also quite lemony, as I’m finding many BF beers to be. Very drinkable and enjoyable, just not too exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2009
The aroma is biscuits and butter, sweet caramel, fruit, malty. More or less true to the style. The appearance is a yellow/amber color, white head. the flavor closely follows the aroma, except I really get the biscuit/butter thing more clearly. Sweet, fruity. The finish is lightly hopped, and a little fruity sweet. Nice beer overall. Not a classic for this style, but very respectable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a semi-clear orange with a thick off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and tangy citrus. Flavor of pale malts, wheat/bread dough, lemon, and tropical fruits, with a sweet finish. Very nice actually and super drinkable. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden amber, creamy white head. Aroma is lightly peppery and malty. Light crackery malts with a touch of pale maltiness. Warming feeling, lightly boozy but fairly clean. As it warms, I get more booziness, but some light breadiness as well. It’s authentic, but still only average.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Pours an interesting orange. Mildly honey with some hops and citrus fruits. There is just a hint of spice to make it a little more interesting. I would definitely drink this again next May.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Tap at the brewpub - comes out of the tap a clear golden with a slight orange tint to it - very full aroma of bright fruity qualities, some grassy hops and herbal notes, all underpinned with a honey sweetness - initial flavors are of butterscotch and slight diacytil (a little off-putting) - smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel - spicy hops, wildfower honey, and berry-like fruity esters come into play, making the beer interesting, almost making up for the unwelcome butterscotch flavors - still quite good, but a little too heavy, and not as clean as I like my maibocks to be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2007
on tap at the brewpub, with beastiefan2k. Amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity and malty, caramel and lightly bready. Taste is smooth caramel with some fruit notes- apple, moderately toasty, with light notes of bread. medium bodied. Finishes moderately bitter. very well balanced, brewer did a good job with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Growler from Brewpub: Pours a crisp clear orange with near perfect clarity and a fading off-white head. Simple aroma: mainly a sweet doughy malt character comes out with a spicy hop hint. Nice creamy mouth feel. The flavor is slightly more developed than the aroma. Nice balance of bready malts and spicy hops. Doughy malts give it the nice body and the finish offers a peppery hop touch. Well crafted Heller Bock, with nicely hidden alcohol.


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