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Grand Teton Lazy Marmot Maibock

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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In Germany, strong lagers are called “bocks” or “bock biers.” There is some dispute over the origin of the designation. “Bock” in German also means goat, and that animal often appears on labels as a symbol of the style. Some say bocks are brewed for the season of Capricorn, which includes Christmas, while others say that the beer has the “kick of a goat.”

The historically-minded among us at Grand Teton like to credit the style originators, the people of Einbeck, in northern Germany. The beers that gave Einbeck the nickname, “City of Beer”, were first brewed in the 14th and 15th centuries. They were brewed very strong because they were sent long distances, fermenting on the way. Before long, Einbeck, pronounced Ein-bock by the southerners of Bavaria, became famous for its strong beers, which came to be known simply as “bocks.”

Einbeck is a beautiful medieval city, architecturally distinctive for the one story--or taller--arches that grace each house. These arches allowed entry of the town brew kettle, which passed from house to house according to a lottery held each year on May 1st. A pale bock brewed to commemorate the lottery became the city’s most celebrated beer—Maibock.

Our version is squarely in the Einbeck tradition. We used Idaho 2-Row Pale along with German Vienna and CaraHell malts for a clean, slightly sweet flavor, then subtly spiced the brew with German Tradition hops. We fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich and allowed it to ferment and condition for more than three months for a smooth yet crisp character.

Try Lazy Marmot Maibock as an aperitif to stimulate the taste buds, or with any flavorful fish, such as trout or salmon.

Alcohol by Volume: 7.8%
Original Gravity (Plato): 18˚
International Bitterness Units: 18
Color (Lovibond): 10˚

Lazy Marmot Maibock will be available February 15, 2014 in 1/2 and 1/6 bbl kegs and bottle-conditioned 750 mL cases.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1727) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2014
750 ml bottle, bottled 1/21/14; about seven months old. Aroma is biscuity malt, stone fruit, creamed corn, floral notes. Pours slightly hazy copper with a medium off-white head that falls after a couple minutes. Taste is sweet and malty, savory; faint bitterness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body. Well made, but a little too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (839) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
This is one of the best Maibocks I’ve had. Sweet aromas and flavors of citrus, bread, sugar and caramel. Pours a beautiful light copper color with a frothy off white head. Delicious beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1502) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2014
on tap. Served a hazy copper color with a nice head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and mild malt sweetness and a bit grassy. taste of mild malt sweetness, some citrus and bit of grain. Decent bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, quite smooth and flavorful. Enjoyable beer for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2523) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle, clear light orange amber, with a small fleeting sandy head. Lots of light toasted malt aroma, quite strong and sharp for a MaiBock. Prety big and almost boozy for the style. Still good, and a nice sipper. Glad to see this in bottles at a few locations this late in the year for a spring seasonal

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (989) - Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap, pours nice auburn brown gold with a small head and slight lacing. Nice balanced nose of malt and yeast. Good malt and yeast and sugar balance, real clean lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Crankenstein. Apperance: finger white head, orange color, slightly cloudy, ok head. Aroma: sweet fruit, honey, light lemon, molasses. Palate: medium body, light light bitter finish, average carbonation, slightly dry. Taste: sweet molasses to a slightly hoppy bitter finish; sweetness is slightly cloying. Seems like a beer that would do well with a bit of aging.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2014
750ml botlle: Pours a deep golden near amber hue with even a touch of ruby highlights near the edges, fading frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, biscuit, bread, herbal and grassy hops, a hint of pear and crabapple esters. A faint hint of white pepper and cornmeal as well. The taste is somewhat sweet but not overly so, light spicy bitterness and subdued fruit. Yep there is a slight veggie note as well but not anything to ruin the experience. The mouth feel is solid, a filling but overly heavy body, slight minerally finish. This is more like the common bock than the Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock I had before it. I liked that one a bit more but this is more than drinkable, actually one of the better Grand Teton beers I have had in many years. Too bad it was bottled in January, I would have liked to seen this bottled less than 30 days ago.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (742) - Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a clear autumn orange with a small off white head and decent lacing. Aroma of apricot, molasses and dry toast. Taste is similar with toasty notes, apricot and molasses and some earthiness. Mild alcohol warmth and taste present. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel is semi slick with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Somewhat drinkable and malty with little hop presence.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeschuld (53) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - APR 27, 2014
Draft: Aroma is malty with a hint of cinnamon (like fresh cookies). Copper and clear with a thick creamy head. Slight sweetness with nice malt flavor and a smooth body. Some slight bitterness enhanced by the carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scooterbub (841) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 20, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a lovely, hazy copper with a two plus beige head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, dark fruit, wood, grapes, grass, hops and yeast. Similar aroma. Has a nice body with a clean finish. Very easy to drink and has a good depth of flavor.


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