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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Early German monks created “bock” beer as a hearty beverage that would help sustain them during their Lenten fasts. The first bock beers were dark, but soon came “blonder” styles such as maibock. Maibocks have a rich, malty, full flavor. And, since our first brewhouse was from Heimertingen in Bavaria, we’ve honored that heritage by giving the name to our first lager beer.“Bock,” by the way, is German for “male goat.” It doesn’t make sense to us either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Tap at Whole Foods, Omaha location. Pours golden with a lasting foamy white head. Aroma was sweet malts, bread dough and raisin. Taste was lightly sweet with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MNAle (107) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Clear golden color, lots of carbonation bubbling up in the Pilsener glass. (A Pilsener glass is ideal for showing off the great look of this German-style lager.) Tall, white, thick creamy-looking head. Recedes slowly leaving thick lacing. Sweet-smelling bready, some spice, fruit aroma. Substantial mouth feel. Initial taste is bread and fruit, not too sweet, plenty of body, very slight bitter in the finish. Smooth and creamy, yet a crispness to it as well. This is very nice... not sure what a Maibock is supposed to be, but I like this one. It has the malt you’d expect, with a complexity in the spice, fruit, and doughyiness that remains in the mouth, a creamy body and feel, and a slight touch of bitterness to finish it off. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Not a great maibock, but it’s not my favorite style. Light with a Pilsner appearance. Caramel base, lightly lemony citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1338) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2015
A week from code. Pours a clear darker golden with a tall, rocky cream-colored head that retains well, leaving some foamy clumps of lace behind. Nose involves sweet honey rolls, some remnants of noble spice, some savory notes, crisp lager yeast. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, fairly oily, decent action, finishing pretty clean with some bready dough and light hopping. Not too shabby. Uneventful in that there’s no flavor or aroma explosions, but that’s not what this style is about. Just a sweeter, creamy lager. Listed at 6.7% ABV on the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (454) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear dark golden, white one finger head, nice lace, some retention. Aroma of light caramel and grass. Taste is sweet with just a slight bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, metallic mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of grass, bread, caramel and flowers. It’s OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1962) - Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle - small foamy head, dark gold color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, earthy hop balance, not bad overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft at MSP. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of cereal, honey. Taste has sweet caramel. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (436) - Minneapolis, - APR 15, 2015
First time I’ve had this one. Not bad but a little off wheat taste in the back of the mouth. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VeinAle (134) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
Amber pour with caramel malt aromas. Sweet on the tongue, ends with a mild bitter dry snap. Nice lager flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2180) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-19-14- Poured from bottle into a ping glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a thick two finger head of a pure white. The head is quite stable, hanging around for quite some time, before eventually fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer big and bready with tons of a doughy smell. Some sweeter aromas of a caramel and toffee nature join the bready aromas. A light bit of graininess as well as some very light hoppy aromas of a grassy and earthy nature are there as well, creating a overall rather smooth bock aroma. Taste – The taste begins big and doughy with lots of caramel sweetness right from the start. As the taste advances some lighter fruit flavors sweeten the brew even more with tastes of apple and apricot hitting the tongue. While very sweet and bready upfront, the flavor gets even more so on both fronts as the taste moves on to the end. This increase in the two bulk flavors is accompanied by the arrival of some lighter grassy and hay like tastes, which actually very efficiently calm the big sweeter flavors of the brew, and overall complement them very nicely. With the mix of sweet, bready, and light grassy hop flavors that is left on the tongue at the end, a rather pleasant and moderately robust maibock flavor (at least for a 6.5 % abv. brew) is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thick and creamy for a brew of only 6.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thick and creamy body really give this beer a mouth coating feel which highly accentuates the sweeter and doughy flavors of the brew all while the average carbonation level is quite nice for keeping it very easy drinking. Overall – This was a very big flavored and rather tasty easy drinking maibock at a decent abv. I rather enjoyed this one and would certainly recommend it to others.

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