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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnold931 (636) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with beige head. Mild aroma with some malt and caramel. Taste is also very mild with some bread. Some bitterness in the back end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1557) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Floral hops and cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more grain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Light but well-balanced grassy hops and caramel malt. Sneaks the alcohol in there under the radar.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nsanders (568) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Tap at Liffey. Medium yellow with medium white lacing. Grainy, corn flakes, yeasty biscuits and mineral water. Flavor is bready with the lightest minerally bitterness. Watery with a light foamy quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap. Dark golden pour. Aroma of grass, grain, and light fruits. Taste is sweet. Mild malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (412) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2014
Tap at Memory Lanes. Pint glass. First of the season. Light orange or dark golden in color. Healthy head reflecting fresh quality that even Memory Lanes can deliver given it’s early in the season. Taste definitely leans sweet with sugar prevalent. Toffee, caramel. A little hop-ness. End is smooth. Great start the spring beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (509) - - MAR 27, 2014
Bright hazy yellow with a soapy head. Aroma or yeasts, barley, pale malts and a hint of toffee. Aroma of sweet malts, yeasts, barley and a slight earthy flavor. Light body with a slightly carbonated bite. Very good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (304) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2014
pours blonde ....minimal head...light lacing....smell is hop and light citrus....taste is nothing spectacular...my wife likes this beer way more than me...very average in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose was hopcitrus, mild fruitiness, with a hopcitric, pale malty flavor and a crisp finish. Medium to lighter mouthfeel heft.


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