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Jack’s Abby Maibock Hurts Like Helles

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
True Story! Running a brewery can be "bock" breaking. It’s all worthwhile when you have the opportunity to share beer like this. Our Maibock/Helles Bock is deep golden in color with an intense malty almost grape like aroma and flavor. A light noble hop character balances the smooth sweet finish. A long lagering time makes this beer exceptionally drinkable for its strength. Don’t be fooled by its light color. OG 16.2 Plato. April release.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2098) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest. Golden slight haze dense white lasting head and lace. Bready grassy aroma with some floral hints. Sweet honey vanilla grainy bready with fairly clean sweet but not bitter or cloying finish with very mild grassy herbal hints. Medium-to-full body. Thick and Hearty. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The nose is incredibly fresh and inviting. Lots of bright grassy hops over a clean, crisp Pilsner malt base. Has a fresh grassiness and a well- lagered finish. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Botte. Lightly hazy pale gold pour with nice white head. Aroma is fruity, lots of tropical fruit, light booziness, really honey forward malt, light floral notes. Taste is grainy, sweet, quite malty, light honey/floral finish. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation, finishes dry. Tasty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4917) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Malty aroma, hoppy overtones with grassy touch, hints of hay, cautious, unspecific, light fruitiness. Taste is pale malty, biscuity, husky, bitter hoppy overtones, unspecific, light fruitiness, maybe green apple, lemon, orange. Very clean, relatively light, superb drinkability.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice looking hazy yellow color with a super light carbonation seen rising to fill a quickly dieing white foamy head. Adequate foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell had a rich sweet malts, somewhat like sticky bready candy and a light crisp spicy edge to it. The taste was mainly the sweet malts through a sweet crisp biscuit-like edge. There’s a nice light sweet sticky aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionable quality about it. There’s a nice soft creamy texture rolling over my tongue. Overall, this was a wonderful take on a Maibock Lager. I would definitely do this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2015
500 ml bottle. Bottled on 04/09/2014. Courtesy of Timo A. Cloudy golden colour with a tiny white head. Earth, basement, honey and citrus in the aroma. The flavour is malt, dry citrusy hops, mild bitterness and sweet sugary notes. Not my favourite style nor interpretation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
On tap at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo, NY. Light golden yellow pour. Very sweet, sugary, flowery. Nothing crazy but almost too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (4832) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Light malty tones, crisp and lager flavors. Aromas are light and malty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (7605) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, diminishing. Sweet, malty aroma. Falvor starts heavy sweet, grassy, malts. Creamy texture.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Jack’s Abby. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of malt, floral, citrus. Tastes of malt, floral, citrus, light caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.


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