Brewsters Maibock
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Brewed by Brewsters Brewing Company - Alberta
Style: Heller Bock
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
On tap. Pours a golden copper colour with a frothy white head that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is rich, light citrus, hint of grassiness, mild alcohol. Taste is medium to full bodied, and the alcohol is masked slightly with the earthy, floral hops and grassiness,but certainly brings a heavy warmth. An excellent seasonal from Brewsters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Seasonal on tap at the brewpub. Competent and serviceable. A little orange colour. Grows on me.Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
Copper colour with a small creamy cap. Aroma is light malts. Flavour is bready, malty, grainy with citrus hop in the background. Some light toasted notes and caramel. Zesty finish with some herbal and citrus notes. Body is somewhat creamy but light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5735) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Pint on tap at Brewsters Oliver Square location. Pour was pale amber color with small white head leaving very little lacing behind. Aromas of lightly toasted malts and some yeast. Taste is a slight toasted malt bitterness with very little sweetness that I expected from a bock. Even though this is a fine beer, it is just not fitting the spring bock style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
Very red in colour. Nose: Freshly baked rye bread, thick and sturdy malt, cotton candy. Taste: Extremely sweet, caramel dominant with slight traces coffee crisp and malt. I struggled to find hops anywhere. Another Brewster beer that is far, far to sugary. I guess for the average bear, this would make them want another but when I’m looking for craft brewing quality, I struggle to finish candy bars like this. Shame, a promising aroma and look spoiled....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
A really solid beer. Aroma is really malty, sweet crystal malts. Slight hops with a little fruit. Taste is alcohol and sweet malts. Nice looking copper body with a medium whitish head which dissipates slowly. Overall, a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
Yet a other seasonal from Brewsters hope this one is descent. Crystal clear copper body with just a skiff of a off white head when the waitress dropped it off. Aroma is mainly nutty roasted malts with melon and mild pine hops, actually there is a surprisingly large amount of hops in the aroma. Very hopped up beer for the style it’s nowhere near as hoppy as a IPA but for the style there seems to be a lot pine bitter hops. Watery roasted malts with coffee like flavours that finishes bitter and leaves behind a lingering sweetness. I can taste mild alcohol and burnt rubber but not in a bad way. Not a bad beer I think I shall have another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JUN 14, 2009
This years version of the Maibock is a bright honey brown brew with excellent clarity but was served with a dissapointing small white cap that survived as a ring only and left zero lacing. Aroma was lacking the strength of malts that I would have liked, but at least what was there was toasted albeit lightly. Sweetness is also present, a touch of floral and some hop smell too. A hint of alcohol can be found as well. As for the taste, the alcohol flavour hit me first and although it was not offensive, I wish a maltiness would have been my first impression. And there is some malts but not nearly enough. When my brew was fresh and cold a tasty bitterness was present, but when warmer it changes to a slight blah bitterness and a hint of wheat???? Overall, the alcohol is well hidden which was something I had to think about later. Mouthfeel was smooth but undercarbonated and had a light body. Some unappealing bitter aftertoughts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3763) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
5-ounce glass, savoured on May 24 2008 at the pub; eye: copper, light effervescence, clear, creamy beige head; nose: malt, light roasting, light caramel; mouth: creamy, malty, light roasting, light caramel, light alcohol warmth, finale in malt with a light fruity, lightly grainy, medium body, mild astringency, lightly sweet, slightly bitter; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre de 5 onces, savourée le 24 mai 2008 sur place; oeil : cuivrée, légère effervescence, claire, mousse beige crémeuse; nez : malt, légère torréfaction, léger caramel; bouche : crémeuse, malté, légère torréfaction, léger caramel, léger alcool réchauffant, finale en malt avec un léger fruité, légèrement granuleuse, corps moyen, astringence moyenne, légèrement sucrée, très légèrement amère; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
Tap, Oliver Square. Copper colour with a small creamy cap. Aroma is light malts. Flavour is bready, malty, grainy with citrus hop in the background. Some light toasted notes and caramel. Zesty finish with some herbal and citrus notes. Body is somewhat creamy but light. Alcohol presents itself as the beer warms. It was listed as 7%abv.

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