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 Festival 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 17Plato. 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Draught. This is by far my favorite Church Brew concoction! What a great Maibock! Smooth as silk as it slithers across the tongue and down the throat with that great sweet malt flavor and a slight hop bitterness and nose, but certainly, this one is about the malt. I love the texture of this beer and the flavors of oranges, pineapple, and some other great stuff that I cant even try to explain. Some sweet dough flavors in there somewhere. I really liked this beer and cant wait to stop in again before it is gone for the summer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Clear golden orange brew with no foam. Nose is sweet and earthy at the same time.The hops are present but noteaming HHOOPPSS.Smooth.Taste is more malty and sweet,in fact very malty.Good mouthfeel but very sweet.Thanks to TAR.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Dark amber, short ring of head, some lacing. A very malty brew, mostly sweet - caramel toffee, toasty bread, fruity. Minimal hops at the end - the sweetness continues on, uninterupted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Amber in color, starts somewhat sweet with caramel then some nice hop flavors come into play quickly and stay. Light-medium bodied with a flowery nose. Thanks for thinking of me Drew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2729) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Coppery peach. Creamy, yet loosly-packed, light caramel ring. Mineral, toast, and lots of caramel in the nose. Butter, fusel alchol, and spicy hops underneath. Quite grainy and sweet. Soft, fluffy carbonation. Slippery body. Starts with subdued hop spice and overstated, unclean alcohol. Butter toffee and toasted malts flood the palate with sweetness as faint notes of yeast poke through. Toasted pale malts dominate the center amid datelike/stewed plum interplay. Glazed maltiness continues to override the juicy hops in the finish, leaving behind a jumbled mess of sugar and sweaty yeast. This needs more dryness, a brighter hop profile (in the aroma and flavor dept.), less-prevalent alchol, etc. in order to reduce the oversweet mushy malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6377) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Copper color with a small off white head and some nice lacing. Earthy and malty aroma. Nice toasted malts, some caramel, lightly hopped. Could not taste the 7% here. Decent bock, thanks cb and TAR!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1686) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Light copper appearance with a dominant malty aroma. Flowery, fruity, slightly sweet flavor with very little hoppy taste. Finish was mildly acidic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
Deep golden-orange colour. Smooth and thinnish mouthfeel. Sweet, syrupy, malty flavour. It's ok, but I've had many better Maibocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - FEB 9, 2003
sweet malty bock. hazy amber with lively carbonation. toasty flavor with a sweet fruit note. had a surpringly strong ABV which is well hidden

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2002
1/2 gallon growler. Hazy pale amber with a white edge head. Light carbonation. Toasty pils aroma, light fruit, spicy hops and some alcohol. Full bodied and fruity with a smack of alcohol spiciness. Toasty malt base, husk-like and lightly sweet. Grainy aftertaste. Immensely drinkable with a slick pear juice edge. Finishes thicker and full. A little toasty but nicely balanced and deep with flavor.

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