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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A bock beer with a beautiful, deep golden hue. Very smooth, this beer has great depth of character, and is an excellent beer to celebrate the end of winter and beginning of spring. Available February through April.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
Dull light amber colour. Bready aroma with a hint of peppery alcohol. Flavour is much the same...itís a fairly simple beer really. Now, maibock is supposed to be a two note beer, which is one of the reasons I donít much care for it. There are two things I think maibocks should do - one is balance off the two elements. This beer does that. The spiciness and dryness of the alcohol is a great foil for what would otherwise be a fairly syrupy beer. The other thing I want is beautifully extracted malts. Thatís a bit trickier. Lord knows I canít do it myself. But Andechs, Ayinger...those Bavarian guys can. Thatís why they are the masters.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, sweaty socks, and caramel. Flavor of toasted grain, caramel, grass, and honey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-12oz bottle-pours an off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is light/medium malt, secondary herbal hops. Taste is sweet light/medium malt, secondary herbal hops with some bite.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma is roast caramel. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavor is medium caramel with very mild hop. Kind of herby grassy hop. Pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, toasted malt and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, honey, and lightly fruity. Tastes of biscuit, caramel, same light fruitiness and a touch of spices.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2007
Big-bubbled orange-golden beer with a small, off-white head. Rather alcoholic nose, and a bit grassy. Alcohol-drenched pale malts. Actually, this is only marginally nicer than a malt liquor. Taste is better, however again, alcohol-characterized. Toasted & cookie malts, again a bit grassy. Some addition of corn? Warming up, I seem to get something as dry-spiced honey. Slick MF, alcohol warming, ethanol feel. Human sweat in the aftertaste. Leaves to be desired. This is as much a malt liquor than as a Bock. Someone from Weihenstephan ought to look into this one. Danke, DavidA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Thanks to Jewedekind for this. I love Maibocks, and this is my second of 2005. Pours copper, with a good sized white head. Aroma of malt, some hops, apricot, floral esters. Tastes malty, with a solid honey/caramel element backed up with that great bockish finish. Smooth and oh-so-drinkable. Yeah man!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle at Victorís tasting at Paulís. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of pine, pale and sweet malts and light hops. Toasted malt finish. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Golden copper color with a full head. Sweet malty aroma leading into a flavor lightly balanced with soft carbonation. The finish is mellow with a noble hoppiness. Not very complex but still enjoyable.


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