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Union Barrel Works Mai-Bock

Union Barrel Works Mai-Bock
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   ABV: -
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A pale bock with fresh maltiness in the aroma and palate. Deep golden color with a generous amount of pure honey to smooth the high alcohol finish. Perle and Cluster hops for bittering and Saaz and Hallertau for finishing. Original gravity above 19 Plato.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
11/20/2014. On tap at the brewery. Light orange with a white head. Sweet spicy aromas with honey. Sticky sweet flavors, light fruit, honey, malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (980) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Cloudy gold thick foamy lacy white head; sweet soft aroma hint of spice; Flava is sweet malt grains; feels medium thick creamy; finishes dry wheaty

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (3751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear gold with average, creamy white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, barnyard funk, herbs, grassy hops, and light figs. Flavor is lightly sweet malts forward with herbs, light grassy notes, and faint light fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours lightly hazy dark orange with a medium, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is light toast and grain malt with light spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a clean lager character with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1284) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
The best beer I had as part of the sampler by far. Bar tender said the ABV was around 9% on this and if so, it is well hidden. Super smooth taste. Liked it a lot.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2011
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Malty sweet flavor with a quick finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2010
on draft at the brewery, pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is honey and pale malts. Flavor is toasted malts, caramel, and floral honey. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2008
The BA guy who was sharing this from a growler at DLD upon hearing my RB handle said, "Hey, you’re the ’Illustrious Cornfield’!" (No sh!t.) I assured him that there was many an illustrious RateBeerian from the area... all the while happy that he didn’t press me for names. I’m really not sure what any of that was about, but he was a good fellow.
Anywho - - Methinks this is more of a blond doppelbock, even if the ABV (I believe he said around 9%) is bolstered by the addition of honey. It poured a somewhat hazy gold body with a good lacing bubbfy white head. The aroma had bready malts, some white bread toast, a soft floral hopping, and a dash of honey sweetness. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel, a bit heated by the alcohol. The combined sweetness in the flavor from the malt and honey was countered fairly well by the floral bitternesss and alcohol. About midpoint I detected some fresh apples. Good brew.

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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
sampled at dark lord day 2008. pours golden, i can’t see through it, but it doesn’t seem cloudy. the nose is mostly air, but as it warms i catch a hint of fruit. spicy, bready, floral flavor. medium bodied. maybe this beer is complex, or maybe i was too drunk at this point to understand this beer. florally fruity my notes say.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
On draught at brewer. Golden amber pour that leaves trace lace. Honey spiced bouquet. The honey translates upfront on the palate, but does so over some stale corn notes. Small diacetyl notes in the finish compliment the oily mouthfeel. It’s drinkable, and an ok maibock, but nothing super.


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