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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 25   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..


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1873) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
12oz bottle courtesy of Headbanger. Color is a light tan amber with light carbonation and a thin head. Aroma of sweet caramel. It has a medium body that gives a rich and yet crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes in with grain and caramel then some spicy hops give it a peppery note and an even bitterness. The pepper and bitter stand out a little more in the after taste. Overall it a well done Bock.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kambei70 (740) - - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden color with very little head. Light hoppy smell. Bitter taste of hop with some malt undertone. Palate is a little creamy. Too bitter for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9988) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle thanks to Pawola. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose/taste of grassy/earthy hops, caramel, sweet malt, barley, candi sugar and dry bread. Medium body. Finishes slightly sweet/dry earthy bread. Nice drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
12oz bottle 8/7/12 (Cellar Rat-MCI)-Pours a medium golden with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight toffee. Taste of the same. This is a nice easy drinking brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3200) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Dark golden in appearance. Thick white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Tastes of sweet caramel, some citrus fruits, and bread.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale golden with a smallish white head. Aroma is toasted malt, caramel, some fruit, some floral, spicy hops. Flavor is toasted malt, doughy bread, caramel, fruit (hard to place -- cherries, apricots, raisins?), pretty sweet but balanced with some bitterness. Thick mouthfeel. Excellent heller/maibock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Clear burgundy hue with a small eggshell head. Caramel, maple, and toffee along with some grassy, earthy tones. Thick and chewy, particularly for the ABV. Pretty sweet. Enjoyed it but couldn’t drink a ton of it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours clear amber with a thin ivory head. Caramel malt, maple, some grassy/earthy notes. Thick and rich mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasted grainy, light citrus, honey, grassy aroma. Honey, straw, toasted malty, somewhat bready flavor with the grassy, somewhat bitter hoppiness kicking in towards the end. Overall, a pretty decent offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2390) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottled. Pours a golden-orange color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, and earthy. Sweet, malty, caramel flavor, followed by a grassy, earthy, somewhat bitter aftertaste. Nice beer. I wish more American brewers would take a shot at brewing maibock / heller bocks.


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