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RATINGS: 72   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..


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was light citrus hops with some pilsner malts. The taste was light hops, some floral notes, lightly toasted and some malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, hops, and spices. Taste is sweet malt, spices, fruit, and florals. Well balanced. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Must have just arrived on shelves never seen this one before. Pours copper with white foamy head....good lacing. Not much aroma..just malt and some fruity aromas. Sweet malty flavor with bitter up front that gives way to a spicy grassy hop finish. Finishes very clean. Have to be honest...i have not had lots of maibock beer...but this is a good one i am sure just on bock style alone i enjoy it a good beer by free state

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2011
On tap at Old Chicago in Old Town, Wichita, Kansas, USA in pint glass. Clear light amber color with medium head. Well-rounded maltiness: I can taste the pale base, some mild caramel, and a little toast. A bit hoppier than typical for style, but the added spicy aroma is nice. Ultra-clean lager finish, slight peppery aftertaste. I didn’t realize the ABV was so high until I read the description. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2011
tap at Old Chicago in Wichita, KS-pours bright light orange with a small soapy white head. nose is spicy with some german malt pale husks with lite lager character. lovely sweet malt flavors with a very nice spicy hop finish. Its very well balanced! i love the spicy hop flavors in the finish-very clean and crisp. mothfeal is crisp, refreshing and very well put together. A Very solid representation of this style!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011
After trying a ultra heavy maibock a few days back, this was a nice smooth bock to quaff .. light brown, medium foam .. sweet maple and burnt caramel .. a decent bock .. . What is the most accurately named type of food ? ..meatball..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Sample at Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a clear copper-red color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and bready malt, along with some fruit. Light and clean body with flavors of biscuity malt, hops, citrus and caramel. The finish is toasted malt up front with a fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet vanilla malt aroma and taste with a bright silky palate and a clean finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 10 oz. draft at the brewpub in Lawrence, Kansas. Pour is clear golden copper with a slight off white head. Aroma is faint, some cereal grains poke through. Taste is nutty sweet malt, along with a mild clove and finishing with a nice mineral earthiness. There is also a vegetal (almost a goat testicle) hoppiness trying to work its way in, which detracts from the malt in my opinion. The finish lingers a bit too long with the yeast. Palate is light to medium bodied.

Side note - I had this while I was in the middle of reading "Charlatan" by Pope Brock, which is the story of Dr. Brinkley, the "goat-gland" doctor who was the inspiration for the name of this beer. Fascinating book.


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