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RATINGS: 65   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..


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9036) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, 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
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Light copper appearance, little head that disappears quickly. Initially fruity with grapefruit and oranges, but then turns to a malty blandness, and finally a residual malt sweetness, not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7244) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....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..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4494) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.


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