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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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..


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (186) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3578) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours gold with a white head. Nose of grassy hops. Medium body. Flavor is citrus and grassy hops. Light bitter finish. i

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1937) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 12oz bottle: This one pours a clear, golden color. There was a very small white head that didn’t linger long nor leave any lacing. The aroma is good, with notes of the malts, fruits, grass and some earthiness. The taste is good. Malty, with a good hop balance. Fruits and some mustiness to the taste. An easy drinker. I would definitely buy again!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2619) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2015
12 oz bottle pours golden with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, grass and some pine. Taste is biscuits, grass and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle: Clear, dark gold, small white head. Fruity, honey, berry, lemon scent. Sweet..fruit/citrus malts.........a little spice. Really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Lemon malt and astringent lemon peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Lightly sweet lemon malt and mildly bitter astringent alcohol flavor. Medium body. Pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2731) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle received in trade from Bigtreebrewing, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a smallish quickly receding bone white head. Sweet sugary malts with hints of bread and fruit with just a touch of earthy spice to counter. Decent sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4432) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Aroma is fruit, pale malts and light citrus. The flavor is pale malts, fruit, light citrus and a mildly hippy/warming finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Dark gold pour with a one finger, creamy off white head that has great retention and leaves some pretty nice, kinda chunky lacing. Aroma is loaded with rich cereal and crusty bread, some caramel, a hint of toffee, spicy, earthy and floral hops and light doughy yeast. Flavor is again, big on cereal and crusty bread, lighter caramel and toffee notes than the aroma indicates, malty sweetness, oily grain, prairie flower floral and spicy hops. Medium body, slightly oily, slightly chewy feel, light to medium carbonation. Good stuff overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Nice gold medium gold, solid head lace, aroma is grassy, buttery, sweet malt, citrus maybe orange some lemon. Same in taste, creamy foamy, grainy, buttery, citrus, some tartness lemon on finish. Have had better but this is ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Thanks to Darren for bringing this up here. I poured this into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a fairly light and somewhat hazy yellow to light orange glossiness. There was some decent lacing that slid into the beer after a one finger white foamy head topped the glass. The smell had a decent blend of semi - sweet caramel maltiness allowing a decent sweet grassy aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat there and wasn’t overbearing at any rate. Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer that I would have again.


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