SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 11, 2012
bottle. clear orange with a large white head. buttery caramel and pear juice with huge florals in aroma. palate is malty and chewy with a medium body. leaves a nice floral and red apple finish with loads of floral hops and buttered toffee malt flavors. just perfect. bravo!...what a beer. Emerging1 (3) - - FEB 25, 2012 does not count
Nice subtle caramel and flowery aroma. Amber, clear color with a nice tight head. Nice lace. Taste is sweet and creamy, with a soft finish. I love this beer. Best served on tap (at my house every Spring). redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2005
I always thought this was called Mindblock... Solid clear coppper color with a solid white head on top which left lace on the way down. Aroma of Vienna, Munich and caramel malts compete with floral to spicey hops and spicey yeast for aroma dominance. Malt flavor is clean and smooth with solid bitterness and a refreshing yeast finish. The beer has a solid body, yet isn’t so heavy that you can’t enjoy a few.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
This is a mighty tasty brew, and a winner from Sprecher. The piney hop aroma greets you as you twist the cap. Nice golden in color with a fluffy head and lots of tiny bubbles. Fairly rich flavor for a lager, but nice for a maibock. Not nearly as sticky seet as some maibocks, and I think that’s a good thing. Floral and piney hops in the flavor, a little sourness in the malt. Delightful texture. Nice brew. SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
murky orangish brown that mutes out the light trying to find its way through.
a light peppery smell with a grassiness. nice floral/lavender scent
biscuity spicy zesty floral & sweet. reminds me of spring. Great hop tastes in here, soft grassy citrus and floral flavor without a lot of bite but just a touch of that spice. A decent amount of malt sweetness carries this brew. it blends masterfully. Not too light where it doesn’t exist, and not too heavy where I wonder if its still a Mai.
crisp and clean drainkability. so refreshing. mmm.
I could just sit outside on the porch on a spring day and drink these one after another. I have yet to find a Maibock I like as much as this one.
Garden Salad would blend nicely with this. A lemon pepper chicken or a zesty pasta salad.
I might go so far as having this with a piece of lemon meringue pie or a lemon tart.
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Smells soft fruit, hints of toffee. Taste is fruity, hints of sweetness, perhaps candy. Medium-bodied with a silky texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Sprecher Mai Bock finishes with a smooth lingering sweetness. TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Crystal clear dark straw. Quick, dirty white foam. Clean aroma of lightly toasted candied malts underneathe metalllic notes, hint of conifer needle, sweet red apple, cantaloupe rind, graham, white grape, soft, spicy, lightly floral hops, matchstick, dough, pear, and a trace of wax. Very round, soft palate; a bit thin. Light earthy flavors abound the first impression, followed by faint acidity, iron, stinky pale malt, and a continual intervention of white grape and pale malt. Noticeable, yet very light bitterness toward the finish, which falls just short of deepening the beautiful malt profile. Flawless caramel, barnyard afternotes. Mild, very pleasant spicy hop belches. I'd like to see a fuller palate and more hop flavors, which would probably make this the finest Maibock in the land. Note: Brewed with Tettnanger and Mt. Hood. jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2004
This maibock is lighter in body and malt than the "type" beer (Hofbrau). However it is quite drinkable with a nice white head, light yellow-amber color, superb mix of body and maltiness with alcohol. Aroma is a little off and I could not place the hops (which should be minimal anyway). I really like this one! humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2005
Pours beautifully clear with a rich clover honey color. Arom is honey scented with hints of rain and just a touch of smooth crisp hops. Flavor is richly malty with earth, more honey and a nice hoppy buzz to the palate. Overall, clean, fresh, drippingly delicious, robust and certainly a top notch Maibock. Spring has arrived. Bring on the beers. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Very rich beer. Hoppy aroma with hints of buttered caramel corn. Flavor is intensely hoppy with both floral and bitter elements; malts are also present with a fruity balance. Very thick, rich mouthfeel. One of the best bocks out there!