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Maibock

Third time I’ve had this in a year, having never previously seen it. A favorite style from a trusted brewery. What’s not to like? Not sure if the ‘BOCK COLLECTION’ on the label is particularly significant or not, but I’ve never seen it before.

It’s a slightly lighter colored pour than some Maibocks around, with lightly hazed buttery orange hue.

Nose gives away classic bread notes. The rich – oh so rich – malty goodness breaks over the tongue in waves. Plenty of doughy, light hoppy notes that are held together against the smooth, sweet malt backbone. There’s definitely a very light touch of honey, and some surprisingly grainy and herbal-like hops. Lovely lively carbonation makes it dance in the mouth. Bitterness as a bit of a pils-like, saaz or noble hops element in the aftertaste/far back-end. Interesting.

Quintessential example of the style? Not quite sure, but it’s close. Everything one would want in a great Maibock, packaged beautiful and with skill. So wish I had been able to get this beer way before my experiences during the last year. Truly lovely.

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03/28/2024
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.0 %
Appearance: 4.0
Taste: 5.0
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 5.0
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