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Selins Grove Mai-Bock
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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This straw colored lager is brewed in the tradition of the German Mai or Helles bock, although our version is a bit stronger. This genuine lager has a delicate candy like aroma. It's huge grain bill of pale German malts are well balanced with the use of domestic Vanguard and Hallertuer Hops.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Served on-tap at the brewpub into a goblet. A - Pours clear amber orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving little to no lacing down the glass. S - Smell is dominated by the sweet caramel malt. It also has hints of bready malt, light peppery spice, and a dash of earthy hops. Simple yet enjoyable. T - Starts off with lots of sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to hints of chewy biscuity malt, light spice, and just the faintest hint of earthy hop bitterness. I can detect little to no alcohol in this one. The finish has a little bit of chewiness with a good bit of sugary sweetness, lingering for only a short period of time. M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, chewy, feel with little of it lingering through the finish. O - Pretty good. An excellent example of the style. I would encourage you to get it if it is on as it is something you wont see every day at the brewpub, having been not made for two years until now.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours golden from tap. Not a ton of aroma. Nice balanced taste. Hides the 7.7 very well. In fact this is one that will sneak on you.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
On tap at the brewpub on 7/25/08: Pours a clear dark golden brass color with a wispy-lacing stringy white head. Aroma of sweet toasty German malts and some earthy noble hops. Body starts with some authentic sweet maltiness and decent bitter balance toward a drier more bitter finish. A pretty decent maibock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Poured a cloudy golden in color with a nice medium sized frothy white head with great lacing. Aroma is sweet, bready, with a nice hop presence. Tastes of sweet caramel, candi sugar, moderate spices, bready with a great body and mouth feel. Hops very present in the finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Draft @ Selins Grove. Pours an effervescent, bright golden-orange color; creamy, marshmallow-like head with excellent retention and lacing; gorgeous pour. Basic cereal and fruitiness (a touch overripe) in the aroma; somewhat resigned. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy candy sugar, caramel, and sweet, basic maltiness; kind of heavy in the mouth, lightly carbonated; slightest touches of alcohol. Lengthy finish: some lasting mineral bitterness shows through, with breadiness and yellow fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pint at Selins Grove. Honey orange colored body with a small, white head. Huge, deep, syrupy nose of sweetened corn, dried leaves, wood, dried vegetables, peppery honey and a touch of that 7.7% alcohol. Thick, chewy and syrupy in the mouth, peppery, spicy and sharp throughout, full body, without a doubt fuller and heavier than it ever needs to be, but it actually tastes very fresh, meaty and fruity, with a sharp orange/caramel malt note throughout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3422) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the fiirst quarter of the glass. Light, fairly indistinct aroma with a few notes of malt and bread. The flavor begins with some light malt and finishes with some moderate-strong bitterness. Some lingering dryness after the swallow and a bread flavor emerges in the aftertaste as well. This one didn’t really do much for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
On tap at the Selins Grove Brew fest. Aroma is malt in a vanilla sugar type way, just asolutely massive. The flavor is as intensly malty as a good ipa is hoppy, punches you in the face with toffee, bread, and slightly nutty flavors. medium bodied. pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Hazy apple juice body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, candi sugar, bread, some earthy/floral, light alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some floral, light orange. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5005) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2006
On tap at brewpub. Pours a dark gold with a slight haze under a firm and creamy 1 cm white head. Nice sweet malty aroma with some caramel, light alcohol, and bread dough. Flavor is pretty clean with thick caramel malts. Finish was warming, with a light hoppiness. Mouthfeel is thick with minimal soft carbonation yielding a slightly creamy texture. Overal, pretty decent.


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