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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Gold Award Winner! 2012 World Beer Cup
This quaint looking beer is very strong! Consider yourself warned. Yes, this German style bock is golden and bright, not dark. Mai means May and well, Bock means goat, but that’s another story. May means Spring and after a long winter of drinking dark beers, Germans were ready for a bright golden beer to celebrate spring. And that’s where babies come from. ABV at some point from 6.3% to 7.5%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jf13fox (1) - Manhattan, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2013 does not count
On tap @ brewery. Smooth and dangerously easy to drink. Better fresh than when taken home in growler.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evolnex (1) - Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
First time out. It’s a heavy beer that doesn’t look like a heavy beer or taste like one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
GABF 09. Pours a clear bright copper light orange with a thin white lasting head- some lace. Aroma is sweet light caramel malts, bready big toasted decocted malts, vienna nutty sweetness, honey and floral light hops. Flavor is also dominated by big toasty sweet malts, bready doughy light hop balance and clean crisp and easy drinking. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2007
On tap at the brewpub
Golden with some white head. Good pilsner malt aroma with some herbal notes. Lightly sweet with a crisp bitterness. Medium body. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2014
A very nice maibock. Honey, fruit, citrus, and nice bready malt backbone. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours a mostly translucent golden with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of Cheerios, fresh cut grass...aroma is light. Flavor of Cheerios, oats, light citrus. Realizing its hard to describe a maibock. All I know for sure is this one is well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17717) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at GTMW 2015. Clear golden yellow color, fluffy white head. Nice aroma of freshly cut haystacks doused with black pepper. Taste is fresh hay and peppery straw. Better than some of the maibocks I had in Germany last May.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2007
The menu says that this one won a gold medal in 2006, and it was one of the two best beers available during my visit 9/3/07. It pours a clear gold and was served with just a wisp of whitish head. Nice, sweet, bready malts are on the nose along with faint alcohol note (odd on a beer with this ABV, but not significant). Medium-bodied and slight with a light alcohol warmth at the end. Again I’d figure the ABV a bit higher, but it certainly doesn’t detract from the experience. The flavor is round, sweet, caramel and biscuity malts with just a trace of fruity hops to balance things out. Light alcohol and a faint bubble gum round out the flavor profile. This is very solid Maibock and made the visit worthwhile by itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
GABF 2009, Honey golden pour, creamy body, nice mouthfeel, medium malty richness. some breadiness & doughy. very good maibock

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2776) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Sampler on tap at Blind Tiger in Topeka. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal, citrus, light alcohol flavors. Very nice maibock.

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