RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The pale color of this take on a traditional German Maibock belies the sublime richness of the malt, simultaneously sweet and spicy, and the luscious Noble hops for balance. Released, as is customary, to celebrate the return of spring, Berkshire’s Maibock will help you shake off the cold of winter and embrace the season to come.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thecrazyroach (8) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Welcome to the season of Spring. They have a saying in these New England parts; March is in like lion and out like a lamb. Well, besides the fact that this beer is a ’may’ bock, and not a ’march’ bock, the saying still goes, but in reverse! This beer is in like a lamb; smooth, flavorful with balanced hop to malt characteristics, easy to drink. It is out like a lion in the Serengeti plains, with it’s 6.5 % ABV. If you want to make some spring friends serve a few of these 22’s with some grilled asparagus and a pork tenderloin. Prost!

hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Fruity, toasted nuttiness, some earth, and caramel.

rjplumer (1150) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Sweet and sour malt aroma. Deep golden haze body. with only a thin head. A mixture sweet fruitiness, nuts and caramel malt. Hard to wrap my taste buds around this one. It’s not bad but it isn’t great either.

Jow (4028) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2015
I have been on recent maibock kick so although it has slipped into June I’m enjoying this as my long weekend begins. Hazes amber pour with nose of dry hops and caramel. Tastes of faint dusty hops, caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, touch floral, and cherry. Fine medium palate. Fresh tasting and nice.

two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours a dark golden color with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor hints at caramel with a sweet alcohol finish.

williamstome (1957) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Copper-orange pour. Aroma is smoky-sweet with notes of citrus, fruit and vanilla. Flavor is caramel, toffee, nuts, dates, and fruit.

bavarian81 (157) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Deep gold, almost amber color. Aroma is mostly sweet bready malt. Also possibly butterscotch? Taste is sweet-ish with this weird mediciny after taste. Didn’t quite care for it

Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Sugary malt and light grass aroma. Golden yellow color. Candied sweet flavor, a bit overbearing in this regard. Soft, coating body. Something of a yawner.

AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Berkshire Maibock pours a beautiful burnt gold with a fizzy white head. Caramel, sweet candy sugar, toffee, and sweet malts fill the nose. Caramel, sweet candy sugar and sweet malts pretty much wrap up the flavor as well. The finish remains true to the nose and flavor. Sweet malts linger on the palate. Berkshire Maibock has a light-medium tongue weight, coupled with medium-high carbonation. This is a fine Spring/Summer brew. Overall, this is an easy drinking beer that caters to a sweet tooth. Although, not overly sweet, it will make a sweet beer lover smile. This is a nice beer

auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 11, 2013
22oz Bottle, purchased at Pier Liquors - Narragansett, RI. Creamy, honeyed sweet malt aroma. Nice and clean. Fresh, sparkly bright and lively grain sugars, light munich malt, and a bit of oatmeal. I’m really growing to appreciate the freshness of Berkshire beers. So many beers these days are filtered and hot shipper all over the place. Berkshire’s recipes may not be inventive and some of their styles are little weak, but the freshness more than makes up for it in a lot of instances. Ends bready and bright, with lots of minerals and distant honey water.

joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Draft from Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT. This beer has a sweet profile with bready notes and flavor from the malts. Medium bodied but very drinkable.

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