Goose Island Maibock
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Deep red color, bread and dark fruit aroma, caramel malt flavor, crisp body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Not what I woudl call a "super" traditional take on the style but this is supremely drinkable, a nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a deeper golden amber hue, some orange pink glow with a frothy whitish head atop, decent sized dies to a thicker film and laces ok. Aromas are sweeter, bready malts pair with caramel, some sweet breads, a touch cakey with light florals, toast, touches of warming alcohol spirit. Sticky sweet with some green apple, pie. Initial is medium bodied, hiding the alcohol well with some sticky sweet malts, touches of honey and caramel, with biscuits, cakey bread, mellow sweetness. Sweeter but hidden well with green apple, sweet malts, yet not heavy, touches of honey. Warming ABV on the backend, but lighter, some dryness into the finish. A solid Maibock, but not a beer style I generally love. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Draft at Clybourn. Pours a very attractive deep gold with a nice white head on top. Nose is heavy on honey and toasty melanoidins. Fresh bread as well. No hop aromatics. On taste, full toast and bread notes with some strong roundness. A sweetness comes across and balanced by a good dose of hops. It’s never cloying at all. Very good Maibock. Finish has a nice hop flavor that ties this one together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2011
On draft at Clybourn goose island brewpub. aroma is light orange, heavy grain. taste is semi sweet, warm going down. Color is orange. This one isn’t the best maibock I have ever have, however I have to give it credit that it is very close to the maibock style. Not very hoppy and very malty in character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a clear medium orange color with a thin off white head. Smelled of hay, dark fruit, and a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied and slick with carbonation on the mild side. Tasted of light chocolate, spicy malt, and earthy root.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 5, 2009
On tap at Wrigleyville Goose Island. Poured a dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma consisted of notes of malts, wood and some sweetness. Flavor is dominated by malts and a wooden flavor. There was a nice sweet undertone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
A golden dark amber ale with a thick moka head. A strong caramel malt aroma with a bit of nuts and some smoked notes. In mouth, a sweetish malt with loads of fruits, dark molasses, warming alcohol. Medium bodied. Very classy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Pours hazy gold with thin white head. Mild aroma, honey and some malt sweetness. Sweet flavor, but nothing really standing out. I had it on tap at the brewpub and I believe it was much higher than the 6.1% ABV listed here. I thought it anything it tasted a little strong...which doesn’t seem to be what people had before.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2008
On tap @ Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a medium amber with very mild aroma. Malty, bready & kind of dull. Malts dominate here but taste is rather muted & watered down. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Sample at Clybourn. Color was gold/amber. Not much aroma, but mostly malt/sweetness. Flavor was similar; sweet malt with some breadiness and light fruit presence. Not too flavorful, but solid overall.

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