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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Our Maibock has traditionally been a beer with which we exercised artistic freedom – and so it continues . . . This year our Maibock was brewed with 80% Weyermann (beechwood) smoked malt. Although retaining its classic golden hue, it has a wonderfully fragrant smoke aroma and palate, balanced with the rich malt of a pale Bock.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5483) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Tap @ GI Clybourn (from notes). Pours a clear deep dark amber color with a small off white head. The aroma had a big smokiness, with light (or buried) fruits, wood, and malts. The flavor is the same with the smoiness dominating everything else. Some fruit and malts are there, but in the background.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Strong smokey aroma. Deep amber color. Flavor is a bit sour and smokey. It’s too smokey for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySd for sharing! Pours a deep dark amber-red with a small off-white head. Huge smoky aroma, of meat, burnt malt, wood. Taste is rich and smoky, with lots of meat and wood. Lingering big smoke. Interesting, but a little too smoky for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3509) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
On tap at GABF 2009. Clear deep reddish-brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is smoked meat, caramel malt, and some roast. Flavor is caramel and roasted malt along with a great smoked ham flavor and some pepper. Body is medium and carbonation is medium-high. Very solid smoked beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Near brown body with hints of ruby. Smallish head of biggish off-white bubbles. Smoked meat aromas. The kids guessed both bacon and ham. There are hints of malt and light fruit in the background. Touches of charred wood. Flavors start with a touch of caramel in the start that lead to smoked meat, peat and hint of iodine. Finish is malty and fairly sweet with a bit of syrup.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Poured brown. Nose is big smoked grains, some roast, mild sweetness, wood, bacon. Flavor is salty, smokey, toasty malt, charred grains, meat. Very nice smoked beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Pours a deep brown with a beige head. Smoky and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is just like the aroma, but man this is full of smoke and wood. Way too smoky for me. I liked the Bock malt profile, so if perhaps they just tone down the smoke about 50%, this would be excellent. I think the smokey peat and char just dominate the beer too much. I poured this out

3.2
   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 dark orange-brown color. with an off white head. Lots of campfire smoke, smoked bacon, and leather in the nose. Medium bodied and a little salty. The flavors followed the nose with plenty of burnt stick, smoked bacon/ham, and a hint of delicate toffee. A bit too smoky for me to enjoy any significant quantity (i.e. a pint), but interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5215) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Sampled during Deliriumfest’s Graduation tasting in Maplewood, MN and shared by EddieB23. From a 64-oz growler pours a brownish amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of smoked bacon, beef jerky, roasted dark malt, and caramel. Taste is full bodied, light carbonated with flavors of pork jerky, roasted dark malt, liquid smoke, and a touch of roasted nuts. Finish continues the pork jerky flavor with a mild smoked dark malt aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On tap at the Clybourne location. Consumed with a Cuban sandwich, which I highly recommend as a combination. Pours a dark mahogony color with a trim tan head. Smells amazing -- just like brisket. Tastes of tomato paste, pepper, smoke, and barley. Good stuff.


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