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Zehendner Mönchsambacher Maibock

Zehendner Mönchsambacher Maibock
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Brewed by Brauerei Zehendner
Style: Heller Bock
Burgebrach-Mönchsambach, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8151) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Light golden coloured and clear. Has a white head. Sweet aroma, sweet bread. Flavor starts sweet too, sugars, malty, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (15197) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 200615

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
50 cl bottle @ Sankt Hans Tasting, Ulfborg. Aroma has sweet and sticky honey-like malt. Also some grassy hops and mild hayish malt. Flavour has sticky and sweet malt with honey, grassy hops and some grain. Your typical maibock - and surprisingly too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2550) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle consumed at the brewery in Aug. 2014: Polished blonde. Creamy but nonuniform white head. Bright nose of honeysuckle, minerals, lemon cake and piecrust. Soft pinpricks of creamy carbonation. The stiffly minerally and immaculately clean body is bolstered by a weighty undertow of well-textured baguette malt kissed with delicately sweet residual sugars evocative of chef-grade frosting. Pervasive hop-driven luster perpetuates the clean snappiness. Lemony acids and vibrant hop oils contribute much elegance as they continuously sparkle. Alcohol lends a gentle scratch, but is well hidden, as are the sugars. Finishes notably dry, yet well layered with profuse haylike starches and vanilla cake alongside a malt-tempering kiss of flowers and lemon. It’s impressive to find this kind of malt detail and depth in something so clean and quaffable. Not at all punishingly sweet and alcoholic as many heller bocks can be, which testifies to the incredible talent of Stefan, the head brewer. Mouthfeel is a tad flimsy, but this is another solid creation from Zehendner, one of Franconia’s "cleanest" breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at the brewery shared by Stefan Zehendner. Appearance is clear, sparkling with a full head.
Slightly oxidized in the bottle with faint paper / dust notes behind the core of honey-melanoidin malt and lemon juice hops. Strong mineral character. Hoppy and crisp in the mouth, with mild acidic to balance sugars. Some faint apple and banana ester on the edge of baked bread / toast core. Medium-full body, savory and oily and chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Herbal hops and light hay-like pils malts evolve in a dryish mouthfeel laced in alcohol warmth and balancing bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A frothy head of foam stays atop the misty straw blond.
-I don’t understand why alcohol warmth needs to be present here.
-Flavor profile could be a tad more characterful to my tastes.
-I don’t understand the need to drink this one when you have access to their splendid Lagerbier. The latter has more flavour and more drinkability.
-The effervescent mouthfeel is very enjoyable.

On tap at Ma Che Siete, Roma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7203) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7389) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
On tap at Cafe Abseits, Bamberg, 4/5/2014. Slightly hazy and gold in colour, with a decent white head and a touch of carbonation. Sweetish, floral lager, with some crisp malts and well concealed alcohol. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Pours almost clear yellow orange with white head. Aroma is geainy, malty, grassy with a spicy note. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with malt and hop flavour. Aftertaste has some bitterness with a spicy touch. Alcohol is well hidden, medium carbonation. Good Bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
pleasant and easy to drink bock bier, lovely malt hop structure with a hint of sweetness, hidden alcohol that creeps up slowely. nice.

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