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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


WVHouseofBeer's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (868) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3531) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day Tasting, Novemeber 9, 2014. Pours clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of French toast. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4924) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Iphonephan at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of sweet apple, light malts. Flavor was light smooth malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (1620) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by iphonephan. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of wheat, light citrus. Tastes of wheat, citrus fruit and peel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Hazy golden amber color, white head. Aroma of candied caramel. Taste is sweetish butterscotch. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4304) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Some sugary malt and a little caramel in this. Pours hazy orange with OK head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Bottle shared by iphonephan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9985) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared by iphonefan. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, light hops and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, light peppery alcohol, light earthy hops and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1057) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle at a beer share in dc it is a a cloudy effervescent golden color. There is a slight head. The aroma is tart green apple and the taste is sweet citrus that lingers fruity on the palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1743) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1540) - 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.


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