RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
True Story! Running a brewery can be "bock" breaking. It’s all worthwhile when you have the opportunity to share beer like this. Our Maibock/Helles Bock is deep golden in color with an intense malty almost grape like aroma and flavor. A light noble hop character balances the smooth sweet finish. A long lagering time makes this beer exceptionally drinkable for its strength. Don’t be fooled by its light color. OG 16.2 Plato. April release.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Draught at Shaker Mill Tavern, 9/5/15.
Clear deep burnished golden body is topped by a moderate amount of white head that slowly fades to cover.
Toasted malt in the nose is tangy and sourdough-like but stops short of overdoing it, allowing light honey, freshly baked baguette and a good dose of herbal and spicy hop notes to come through. Clean and well-malted as all good German bocks should be, and showing appropriate hop rates with German varieties, as Jack’s Abby is good about doing. No alcohol noted.
Similar flavors abound: tons of biscuits and baguette flavors with a strong toasted malt overtone, which works with the spicy hops to balance the malt. Clean with zippy carbonation helping to lighten things and cleanse the palate on the finish. Very drinkable, very-well executed. No flaws or alcohol, with a medium to medium-full body and malty-to-watery texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Smells like a pissy lager, bread. Taste of bread, dough, caramel. Slightly sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white lacing ... soft bready funk fruit ... light grassy fruit ... soft fruit ... soft breaady fruit ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear straw gold with a thick white head. Aromas of hay, grass. Taste is light sweet, honey. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is malty toffee, herbal, taste is sweet, dry toffee, grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2799) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest. Golden slight haze dense white lasting head and lace. Bready grassy aroma with some floral hints. Sweet honey vanilla grainy bready with fairly clean sweet but not bitter or cloying finish with very mild grassy herbal hints. Medium-to-full body. Thick and Hearty. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The nose is incredibly fresh and inviting. Lots of bright grassy hops over a clean, crisp Pilsner malt base. Has a fresh grassiness and a well- lagered finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Botte. Lightly hazy pale gold pour with nice white head. Aroma is fruity, lots of tropical fruit, light booziness, really honey forward malt, light floral notes. Taste is grainy, sweet, quite malty, light honey/floral finish. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation, finishes dry. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (7231) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Malty aroma, hoppy overtones with grassy touch, hints of hay, cautious, unspecific, light fruitiness. Taste is pale malty, biscuity, husky, bitter hoppy overtones, unspecific, light fruitiness, maybe green apple, lemon, orange. Very clean, relatively light, superb drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (5073) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice looking hazy yellow color with a super light carbonation seen rising to fill a quickly dieing white foamy head. Adequate foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell had a rich sweet malts, somewhat like sticky bready candy and a light crisp spicy edge to it. The taste was mainly the sweet malts through a sweet crisp biscuit-like edge. There’s a nice light sweet sticky aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionable quality about it. There’s a nice soft creamy texture rolling over my tongue. Overall, this was a wonderful take on a Maibock Lager. I would definitely do this again.

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