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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1960) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kambei70 (958) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3880) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Dark golden in appearance. Thick white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Tastes of sweet caramel, some citrus fruits, and bread.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - 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.

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