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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1458) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Nice gold medium gold, solid head lace, aroma is grassy, buttery, sweet malt, citrus maybe orange some lemon. Same in taste, creamy foamy, grainy, buttery, citrus, some tartness lemon on finish. Have had better but this is ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3419) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Thanks to Darren for bringing this up here. I poured this into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a fairly light and somewhat hazy yellow to light orange glossiness. There was some decent lacing that slid into the beer after a one finger white foamy head topped the glass. The smell had a decent blend of semi - sweet caramel maltiness allowing a decent sweet grassy aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat there and wasn’t overbearing at any rate. Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer that I would have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle into glass.. clear orange pour with sour fruit aroma.. taste is bitter.. fruit malts.. not bad for its style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1913) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a decent head and minimal lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and grain. Taste of malt, caramel sweetness and bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate body, quite smoth with a robust malt feel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3078) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
The aroma is caramel, grass, bread, biscuit. The appearance is clear, deep amber, thin head. The flavor is caramel, bread, grass, noble hops. The finish is noble hops. Medium in body. Decent maibock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3503) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle; poured a copper color. Aroma of pilsner malt, grain, some sweetness, caramel and earth. Sweeter in the flavor, which worked well. Fruity, some grainy, and touch of earth. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2014
The aroma blends hay, caramel malts, and dough yeast, and the appearance is orange with a large white head that fades quickly. The taste is mildly sour, a touch of umami, and slightly sweet, and the palate fuses a slick and thin texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold, thin white head and moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet cereal, grass, and soap. Crisp, easy drinking. Wish more of the grain came through in the the taste instead of sugary sweetness. Wouldn’t want more than one of these, but not bad as part of a line up of other warm weather beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
(Thanks Peter "russellcrow") Bottle. A- Grains, cereal, hay, grass, malty. A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, white head. T- Grains, cereal, malty, spices. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- A pretty boring beer. Not bad by any means but there just isn’t a lot to excite a person here. Far from the complex description this beer states it has. The goat on the label looks nice though,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pushkinwow (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Small bottle. Clear light copper with a slightly off white head. Slightly toasted malt with a lot of grain and caramel, crisp, some biscuit. Moderate+ carbonation and mild body, slightly bitter, becomes a bit dry, mostly malty. Ok.

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