RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bock beers are not always dark and Maibocks are blonde bock beers. "Mai" means May in German, and Maibocks are traditionally brewed for May 1st festivals that celebrate the end of winter. This beer has a very full and complex flavor that is best enjoyed slowly, allowing the different flavors time to develop on your tongue. You will find that it changes as you progress from the first taste to the lingering finish. The Malty sweetness is well balanced and blended with hop bitterness giving a full, rich blend of flavors. A generous quantity of pilsner malt is joined with a little bit of caramunich for color and some carapils for body along with plenty of Munich malt for flavor and aroma. This beer is fairly lightly hopped with Yakima perle and German hallertau hops. Most people in this part of the world are familiar with the darker Bock styles that are most commonly brewed outside of Germany. These dark Bocks are only a small part of the full range of traditional Bock beers. Bocks range in color from a very dark brown to a light golden like ours. The main requirement being that they be malty beers with a pleasant, but not overpowering hop bitterness. This makes for very robust full bodied beers. The traditional symbol for Bock beers of all varieties is the Billy goat.

This is the reason that we named the Maibock after Dr. John R. Brinkley, a.k.a. "The Goat Gland Doctor". In 1920’s Kansas, Brinkley gained notoriety for his alleged cure for infertility that involved the surgical implantation of Goat glands in the affected individuals. Some farmers are even said to have brought along there own goats because they felt them to have superior sexual prowess.Brinkley was also one of the pioneers of early radio. He used his very powerful station (it’s range covered most of the western U.S.) as a tool for political advancement, and by most accounts won the Kansas governors race, even though he was never granted the office. Brinkley also used his powerful station to amass a fair fortune selling his services and a variety of mail order medicines. With the advent of the F.C.C. and regulation of radio power and ethics, Brinkley was closed down in Kansas. Not easily daunted however, Brinkley moved his operation just across the Mexican Border where he began broadcasting again with a newer, even more powerful station outside the grasp of the F.C.C..

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
The aroma is caramel, grass, bread, biscuit. The appearance is clear, deep amber, thin head. The flavor is caramel, bread, grass, noble hops. The finish is noble hops. Medium in body. Decent maibock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle; poured a copper color. Aroma of pilsner malt, grain, some sweetness, caramel and earth. Sweeter in the flavor, which worked well. Fruity, some grainy, and touch of earth. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2014
The aroma blends hay, caramel malts, and dough yeast, and the appearance is orange with a large white head that fades quickly. The taste is mildly sour, a touch of umami, and slightly sweet, and the palate fuses a slick and thin texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold, thin white head and moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet cereal, grass, and soap. Crisp, easy drinking. Wish more of the grain came through in the the taste instead of sugary sweetness. Wouldn’t want more than one of these, but not bad as part of a line up of other warm weather beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (2080) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
(Thanks Peter "russellcrow") Bottle. A- Grains, cereal, hay, grass, malty. A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, white head. T- Grains, cereal, malty, spices. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- A pretty boring beer. Not bad by any means but there just isn’t a lot to excite a person here. Far from the complex description this beer states it has. The goat on the label looks nice though,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Small bottle. Clear light copper with a slightly off white head. Slightly toasted malt with a lot of grain and caramel, crisp, some biscuit. Moderate+ carbonation and mild body, slightly bitter, becomes a bit dry, mostly malty. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4284) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is all things caramel malt. Flavor is again a lighter dose of the malt with a little earthy hop. Finish is light but some caramel and rich bread are left. A very malt driven simple drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (250) - Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
clear gold color with about a finger of white head and some lacing. Aroma is grain and sweet malt. flavor is the same. medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1714) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Clear, golden pour with a frothy, white head. The aroma is malty with some mildly spicy hops. It has a medium body with crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is well-balanced with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1725) - - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Huge malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Pours dark amber colored with a good white head and decent lacing. Big sweet malt flavor with caramel notes. Finishes dry with the bocky, slightly bitter bite at the end. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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