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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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The tradition of the Maibock beer began in the 14th century in Einbeck, Germany. This bock beer style was so popular the brewmaster was lured away by the Bavarians to replicate the style. Gordon Biersch Maibock is rich and full-bodied, emphasizing dark roasted, caramelized Munich malt and brewed in accordance to the German Purity Law of 1516.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DubC5000 (304) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Comparatively light-bodied, yet malty and sweet. Moderate hop bitterness mid-palate, with a pleasant floral touch. Alcohol was noticeable and perhaps wouldn’t have been with a fuller, richer body; however, it did not detract from the overall flavor of the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Clear light amber with a fluffy white head. Sweet caramel bread aroma and taste with some slight lemon notes and a thick caramel finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1744) - USA - FEB 5, 2011
Caramel orange in color... Sweet bready aroma, notes of caramel... Flavor is bready, sweet, notes of fruit, raisins... Finish is light hops... Well done beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Draft. Pours a an amber body with an off white head and light retention. Caramel and malty body with hints of raisins, and light fruit tones. Apple and malted notes, with a light sweetness. Decent helles.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1230) - Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Appearance: coppery-amber, with a nice foamy head. Aroma: sweet cereal and malt, with some mild hops. Taste: crisp, light and bready, good amount of malt sweetness. Finish: long, sweet cereals. Notes: Sweet, refreshing and enjoyable. I do really enjoy this style of beer. The alcohol was well-hidden.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9793) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2010
A golden amber bock with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, nice herbal malts, with light solvent points. In mouth, a good malty bock with light sweet and nutty points, a bit lighter than expected, but very quaffable. On tap at GB Cleveland airport, Sept. 6 2010.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Lucent amber, thin but dense beige head, creamy full body, medium-high co2.

Aroma: licorice, sweet roasted malt, a hint of earthy leafy hops.

Taste: very sweet roasted malt, a nice licorice note in the middle, a note of leafy hop bitterness in the finish almost strong enough to keep it from getting cloying.

A good maibock, even if a little sweet for me. The licorice and roasted malt dominance remind me of Asam Bock and of Bajuvator. The sweetness and heaviness are becoming too much for me. I was impressed by the first few sips, but i steadily like it less as i go.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cazort (514) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
I normally am not crazy about this style, but I like this beer a lot--then again, I’m not sure how true to the style it is. Hazy orange, with no head, but a fizzy character when drinking it. Aroma of candied fruit, very malty. Slightly bitter and sour aftertaste. More bitterness than I expect from this style. Reminiscent of an Oktoberfest with its strength doubled. A very pleasant beer to sip slowly, this is quite difficult to drink quickly. Interesting, unique. Although I’m not sure how authentic it is, viewed as a style of its own, it is quite well-executed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2860) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at the brewer. Appearance was a light amber color with a nice white head. Taste had notes of caramel and malt. Reminds me a lot of an amber lager or ale. All around its a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
(draught) clearish medium copper, decent ring of tab bubbles. Nose of alcohol, golden raisins buy mostly subdued. Taste of golden raisin, alcohol, cracker, cream. Medium body very well carbonated and some alcohol in the finish that is welcome.


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