Black Forest Maibock
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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Sweet and floral, apple and something weird. Medium bodied, sweet and floral. Grainy with some yeast esters. Softly sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
I caught this in their last batch right before Memorial Day Weekend. Unreal!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - 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.

   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 Iím finding many BF beers to be. Very drinkable and enjoyable, just not too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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. Itís authentic, but still only average.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5732) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - 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.

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