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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bock beers are not always dark and Maibocks are blonde bock beers. "Mai" means May in German, and Maibocks are traditionally brewed for May 1st festivals that celebrate the end of winter. This beer has a very full and complex flavor that is best enjoyed slowly, allowing the different flavors time to develop on your tongue. You will find that it changes as you progress from the first taste to the lingering finish. The Malty sweetness is well balanced and blended with hop bitterness giving a full, rich blend of flavors. A generous quantity of pilsner malt is joined with a little bit of caramunich for color and some carapils for body along with plenty of Munich malt for flavor and aroma. This beer is fairly lightly hopped with Yakima perle and German hallertau hops. Most people in this part of the world are familiar with the darker Bock styles that are most commonly brewed outside of Germany. These dark Bocks are only a small part of the full range of traditional Bock beers. Bocks range in color from a very dark brown to a light golden like ours. The main requirement being that they be malty beers with a pleasant, but not overpowering hop bitterness. This makes for very robust full bodied beers. The traditional symbol for Bock beers of all varieties is the Billy goat.

This is the reason that we named the Maibock after Dr. John R. Brinkley, a.k.a. "The Goat Gland Doctor". In 1920’s Kansas, Brinkley gained notoriety for his alleged cure for infertility that involved the surgical implantation of Goat glands in the affected individuals. Some farmers are even said to have brought along there own goats because they felt them to have superior sexual prowess.Brinkley was also one of the pioneers of early radio. He used his very powerful station (it’s range covered most of the western U.S.) as a tool for political advancement, and by most accounts won the Kansas governors race, even though he was never granted the office. Brinkley also used his powerful station to amass a fair fortune selling his services and a variety of mail order medicines. With the advent of the F.C.C. and regulation of radio power and ethics, Brinkley was closed down in Kansas. Not easily daunted however, Brinkley moved his operation just across the Mexican Border where he began broadcasting again with a newer, even more powerful station outside the grasp of the F.C.C..


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Free State. High carbonation on clear light amber. Great lacing. Sweet cherry juice box nose. Taste is spicy, mild alcohol, mild fruit tang. Moves to some salt and peppered seasoned tomato. Quite sticky sweet all over.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color bock with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of residual sugar with some biscuit malt. Taste is a mix between some residual sugars with light honey notes with some solid cereal notes. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable and quaffable with limited complexity. Somewhat too sweet for the style.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AbbeyRoade (257) - Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2013
A characteristic Maibock- slightly sweet, a bitterness present from the hops, and malty notes throughout. Not my cup of tea.....not something I could sit and drink on at all. Every sip demands your full attention and that’s not what I like in a beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Thanks Robertdale. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and some malt. Taste is also sweet and crisp. Very refreshing, leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomas15 (642) - USA - MAY 14, 2013
Aroma is sweet malt, pilsneresque but more copious. Appears dark gold crystal clear. Taste is malt, slight honeyed quality. Straight forward light easy drinking maibock.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JeremyLykins (1) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
Absolutely delicious! I tried this beer because Free State was giving free samples at my local liquor store and it’s my new favorite beer. I’m a Newcastle drinker, and this beer has all of the Newcastle goodness plus a sweet, chocolately flavor that doesn’t leave any aftertaste but leaves you craving more. I couldn’t ask for anything more in a beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1394) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
Tap at Old Chicago Old Town Wichita, Ho Hum beer, really nothing exciting here, just a basic bock.. malty touch and has a slightly sweet finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Pours golden amber that is very clear and sparkling. Average off-white head that has good lacing all but disappears. Light malty smell with a moderate citrusy/grassy hop character. Starts sweet and finishes just slightly bitter - average duration. Somewhat light bodies but nice oily texture and definite carbonation. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours a translucent amber with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of Cheerios and other cereal grains with light lemon notes. Flavor of soft pretzels, bread and Cheerios. Hints of citrus and fresh cut grass.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a clear gold with a reddish hue, visible carbonation and a thin, white head that fades. Decent lacing. Soft, subtly malty aroma. Light, creamy, barely effervescent mouthfeel. Taste is a bit on the straw-like side with a sour/sweet aftertaste. Odd flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5


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