Selins Grove Mai-Bock
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13229) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9136) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 This was my first encounter with this brewer. Sampled on draft at the State College beer festival this beer poured a pale golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet malts and sour honey. The flavor is thick sour malts and light caramel with a sour tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5826) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2006
On tap fresh at the brewpub. Maybe previous years batches werent as good as this one, but I thought this new one was world class. Pours a light hazy medium orange with a nice long lasting head and great lace. Aroma is of a typical well made mai-bock- lots of sharp bready malts with some light caramel sweetness, and a touch of herbal continental hops. Flavor is full of bready pils malts, lightly yeast, but otherwise clean with a nice sharp hop bitterness in the end. Very smooth mouthfeel and a great aftertaste. Ranks up there with Ramstein, but perhaps this one has a bit more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3605) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Really dry palate and sweet malts. Not too sweet with a big alcohol bite . Not too impressed.

   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.

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