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RATINGS: 72   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..


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (140) - Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
clear gold color with about a finger of white head and some lacing. Aroma is grain and sweet malt. flavor is the same. medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1184) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Clear, golden pour with a frothy, white head. The aroma is malty with some mildly spicy hops. It has a medium body with crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is well-balanced with a semi-dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (523) - - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Huge malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Pours dark amber colored with a good white head and decent lacing. Big sweet malt flavor with caramel notes. Finishes dry with the bocky, slightly bitter bite at the end. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to RobertDale! Pours clear orange with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and grain. Taste follows suit, medium sweet and a very light grassy bitterness sitting on top of a pilsner and caramel malty base. Not a bad effort at all.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1635) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
This is a very drinkable beer but is somewhat sweet. Even a bit too much for me. Had in Lawrence at their tap room.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2244) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Clear amber colored pour with a tint of caramel. Small white head that persists and leaves a bit of lacing behind. Huge malty aroma. Some notes of grainy bread and a slight hint of caramel. Taste is a malt bomb. Delicious and sweet. A tinge of bitterness in the back. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Draft. Hazy amber/orange body. Thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, orange, light biscuit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Very sweet taste with raw grainy flavor in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8430) - San Diego County, 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 (4726) - 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 (314) - 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.


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