RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The Mad Brewer Maibock was the Silver Medal winner at the 1999 and 2000 Great American Beer FestivalÔ in the German Bock category. In celebration of our second silver medal in a row f or this beer, we are bringing the Mad Brewer Maibock out at an unseasonal time. A bock beer is required by German law to start at 17°Plato. For those who are interested, °Plato is a measurement of the sugar content before fermentation. It is a very malty lager beer with medium hop bitterness. A maibock is a light colored bock beer. A Maibock is very similar to a Helles/pale bock,. Maibocks we originally brewed for the coming of spring, hence the name Mai (German for May). The Mad Brewer Maibock is fairly light in color. It is similar in color to our Pipe Organ Pale Ale, but very different in character. Don't let it get you though, it's a very strong beer at about 7% alcohol. It has a very clean and malty nose. The hop bitterness is evident, but not dominant. The Mad Brewer Maibock will finish quite full and have a delicate sweetness.

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tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at the church. Pours a clean amber with thin white head. Aroma of sweet grain, bread, red apple. Sweet and malty. Medium full body. Somewhat creamy

Drake (14107) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grassy hops, apples, lightly toasted malts. The taste is toasted caramel malts and mild spicy hops. Medium bodied.

beastiefan2k (4122) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Tap @ the brewpub, comes with a strong small head that never fades atop a dark copper/brown color. Aroma is strong on the maltiness and light sweetness represented with dank malts. and even some dank hops as well. Flavor has a nice sweetness with a but of a woodsy maltiness and clearer hops (indistinct). I like the sweetness but seems unnatural for the style.

Aurelius (5590) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Piney gold-amber, whitish oatmeal head. Slightly candied fruit and cereal aroma, which was a bit muted. Grassy, low bittering, low carbonation. A bit doughy, not sweet. Goes a little boozy on the backend with a toasted alcohol finish. Silky mouthfeel, medium body.

LinusStick (3520) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2008
A near average heller bock. Aroma was weak. Could pick up some stale hops and caramel malt. Pour was a nice medium amber with a one finger off whie head. Taste was a little thin. Mostly caramel malt and a thin hoppy backbone. Light carbonation but flavor was strong enough to look past that.

cheap (6129) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2007
On tap at the Works. Smell is a little beery typical, but not bready yeasty...just plain beery if that makes any sense. Color is a little lighter than reddish orange but certainly darker than a pale yellow american lager. Very little carbonation. A little bitterness like most hellers. The flavor is not out of place for a maibock. Has a slight bitterness on the back of the throat. Finish is non-offensive and happy. Good overall maibock, would not hesitate to purchase again. Better than Erie Fleece Maibock. Not as good as Victory St. Boisterous Hellerbock.

Delirium (670) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2007
Draught at the church. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malt, fairly light, with some light fruits and hint of alcohol. Flavor is similar notes but a little more robust, finishing with some light European-style hops. A pretty good maibock, though not as robust as some.

zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2006
On tap at the Church Brew Works. Clear golden yellow, off white head. Aroma is faint malt and fruit. Flavor is apples, pears, grapes, malt, alcohol.

SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2005
From Growler

Poured dark yellow with huge frothy white head. Nice carbonation. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma was sweet and fruity with a hint of alcohol. Taste was fruity almost like pears or plums or pineapple, but as it warmed it only got better and more complex, malty, roasty, nutty taste with hints of spices. Mild bitter aftertaste. Very smooth and creamy, easy to drink. I enjoyed and will def. have this one again

FROTHINGSLOSH (8164) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a bright golden color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet and almost honey like. The flavor is sweet and honeyish with a roasty bitterness that follows. There is a mild alcohol flavor that intrudes.

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