Brewed by Holsten-Brauerei (Carlsberg)
Style: Heller Bock
Hamburg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Holsten Maibock is a strong full- bodied beer, amber-golden in colour, aromatic and richly malt flavoured. Brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law it contains only natural ingredients. This beverage is characterised by its high original gravity and strong 7% alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canuck_j (64) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
This beer pours a lovely dark gold with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly. Is is clear with medium sized bubbles from its high rate of carbonation. It’s aroma is of a nice melanoidin malt, with notes of a floral noble hop. No noted diacetyl or fruity esters..the malt has a lovely toasty character and has a somewhat bready yeast palate. Other sensations of melanoidins, caramellization and a light nuttiness are present. Hops are present in the taste but not overwhelming or out of balance. Has palate sensations of a high carbonation rate, and a medium-full body. No slickness on the tongue, it finishes almost dry, with a light tettnanger hop note. Overall a delightful beer with Tasty malty notes of caramel and bread and melanoidin, which balance with the noble hops for a very pleasant session beer indeed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mathieuc (985) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
[[Style tick]] Pour is golden without much head but the ring that stays leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, grains and fruits. People say "grapes" so I will echoe that. Taste is sweet, sweeter than your usually pale lager at least. Flavors of toasted grains and cereals. Some metallic notes. Alcohol is kind of well hidden but you can still feel it. Carbonation level is medium, texture really oily. I remember liking this one a lot when I started exploring beers but it seems like I have outgrown it now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Yellow body with white head, not much lacing. Kind of a tart grape aroma, bubblegum. Taste is faint but nicely sweet, abv well masked. Nothing too interesting, but an alright beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
So... this beer is pretty bad. Tastes, looks, and smells like a macro lager. What exactly makes this a maibock? Purity laws and 7% alcohol? Very lame.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiereLuc (764) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Bière cuivrée et limpide. Nez minéral avec un peu de caramel. En bouche, la bière est mince, moyennement pétillante et la finale est teintée d’alcool et d’amertume. Rien d’extraordinaire. À la limite, c’est presque déplaisant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
schedia (14) - - MAY 27, 2013
From 500ml can. Pours an amber clear colour, some white head and a thin lacing. Aroma is grass, light caramel and floral and citrus note . Modest carbonation. Taste is quite malty sweet - bitter and alcohol. A decent spring bock, but not too special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
lesifflebiere (1025) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Mousse blanche sur un liquide jaune doré foncé, aux odeurs de maïs et de sucre. En bouche, saveurs de sucre, de céréales blondes, et de sirop de maïs. Pourquoi tant de démarches pour appeler ça une Maibock, si c’est pour se retrouver avec une blonde allemande générique et ennuyante qui n’a rien de ce style ?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sixx (26) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
This is a very quiet beer. it doesn’t have many outstanding features that one might look for. It’s head is minimal, it’s flavour is quiet and subdued . It’s not bad in any way, but it doesn’t stand out from the crowd either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Canette 500ml. De couleur dorée et claire. Nez de grains de malt pâle aux faibles notes rôties avec des notes de pain, d’alcool, de miel, de houblon floral et de légumes bouillis. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes huileuses. Goût de grains de malt pâle sucrés légèrement croustillant et aux notes rôties avec des traces de fruits et de légumes bouillis sucrés lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un de notes de miel et de pain puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût alcoolique (un peu métallique) avec des notes amères de houblon floral. Post-goût moyen, très légèrement amer d’alcool aux notes métalliques avec des notes de houblon floral et quelques traces rôties.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Canette de 500ml, robe blonde claire, arôme de grains frais, goût d’herbe sucré.

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