Grand Teton Lazy Marmot Maibock

Formerly brewed at Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Style: Heller Bock
Victor, Idaho USA
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
In Germany, strong lagers are called “bocks” or “bock biers.” There is some dispute over the origin of the designation. “Bock” in German also means goat, and that animal often appears on labels as a symbol of the style. Some say bocks are brewed for the season of Capricorn, which includes Christmas, while others say that the beer has the “kick of a goat.”

The historically-minded among us at Grand Teton like to credit the style originators, the people of Einbeck, in northern Germany. The beers that gave Einbeck the nickname, “City of Beer”, were first brewed in the 14th and 15th centuries. They were brewed very strong because they were sent long distances, fermenting on the way. Before long, Einbeck, pronounced Ein-bock by the southerners of Bavaria, became famous for its strong beers, which came to be known simply as “bocks.”

Einbeck is a beautiful medieval city, architecturally distinctive for the one story--or taller--arches that grace each house. These arches allowed entry of the town brew kettle, which passed from house to house according to a lottery held each year on May 1st. A pale bock brewed to commemorate the lottery became the city’s most celebrated beer—Maibock.

Our version is squarely in the Einbeck tradition. We used Idaho 2-Row Pale along with German Vienna and CaraHell malts for a clean, slightly sweet flavor, then subtly spiced the brew with German Tradition hops. We fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich and allowed it to ferment and condition for more than three months for a smooth yet crisp character.

Try Lazy Marmot Maibock as an aperitif to stimulate the taste buds, or with any flavorful fish, such as trout or salmon.

Alcohol by Volume: 7.8%
Original Gravity (Plato): 18˚
International Bitterness Units: 18
Color (Lovibond): 10˚

Lazy Marmot Maibock will be available February 15, 2014 in 1/2 and 1/6 bbl kegs and bottle-conditioned 750 mL cases.

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asedzie (835) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2015
750 bottle for 4.99 at Chicago Lake - bottled 1/24/14. Pours caramel with moderate white head. Nose is caramelized barley with a little bit of booziness and some dough. Flavor is rich maltiness with a bit of sugary malt sweetness. Very little hoppiness of any sort. Finishes sweet and grainy.

Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Een zeer lekker bier uit de omgeving van Grand Teton National Park, het logo is echt wel geweldig.

chinchill (5466) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2015
On tap. Very interesting. Certainly one of the most flavorful and complex lagers I’ve had and, not coincidentally, about the only barrel aged one. Plenty of barrel aging impact but not so much so as to mask some of the underlying lager character. O: worth seeking out.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Draft at uber. Pours a cloudy rubied medium amber with a loose white head. Sweet overripe fruit nose. Creamy medium body with slick carb. Overripe plum mid palate. Long sticky sweet finish.

jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a burnt orange color with white head. Biscuit, malty, cereal aromas. Biscuit, slight boozy, toast flavors. Pretty solid drinking maibock, although a little boozier than normal.

DuffMan (10983) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle, shared at game night. Medium copper orange with a lasting off white head. Malty aroma, very bready and sweet. Lovely bready malts, light breadcrusts, apricot, vibrant floral hop notes. This far exceeded my expectations. Really terrific.

thegreenrooster (4692) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pour is a cloudy orange with a average white head. Aroma is bready with some butterscotch and caramel apple. Flavor is sugar plums, dark bread and a bit of toffee. Finish is sweet but not overly heavy. A pretty tasty Americanized version of this style.

MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
fiery gold, murky with large bubbled white head, drops to a ring. Stingingly sweet nose, burning heat with light metallicity and gummy esters. Sticky sweet, lower esters, waxy sugars, muddled and lightly hot.

Iphonephan (7551) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day Tasting, Novemeber 9, 2014. Pours clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of French toast. Sweet finish.

radagast83 (8747) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Iphonephan at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of sweet apple, light malts. Flavor was light smooth malts.

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