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Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

365 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 78
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

We brew our Maibock to be hugely malty & subtly finished with a variety of continental hops, with an eye-pleasing russet brown color. Prosit!

2008 - 6.2%
2009 - 8.4%
2010 - 8.7%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-30-1998)
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

bluntedboywonder, Apr 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

erlenmeyer, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Slaille
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle was a 2007 vintage, bought at the brewery in April 2012.

A complex and inspiring beer.
Barley candy joy, but not too sweet. Dry finish.
Malty, splendid. Wish I could have tasted the 2012 version, before aging, just to see what 5 years does to a good brew.

Damn, I only bought one... Next time.

Slaille, Apr 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ricksrealm, Apr 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

MikeW51, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

BigTrubble, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

projektyle, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of greencovesteve
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy orange with a nice head and lacing.

S: bubblegum. Sweet grape, strawberry fruit blend.

T: mild and malty with a fruity center and a near peppery end. Allot going on here.

M: solild carbonation generates a building peppery heat with bitter semi-dry ending.

O: solid. I like the maibock.

greencovesteve, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

tjeppaint, Feb 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

ScaryEd, Feb 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

chrispoint, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

nmann08, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

jfcaa193, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of RyanLigeia
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light very hazy beautiful golden color. Looks inviting.
Smells sort of like sweet caramel and candy with both hoppy and malty notes mixed. I cant even describe what it smells like exactly but this smells AMAZING.
The taste does NOT disappoint! Im getting some alchohol but mixed very well with all the scents described above. Doesnt stray from an actual beer taste at the same time.
The mouthfeel fits this one great. Very BIG. SOme carbination but that doesnt take away from the heavy smoothness.
Overall its a little different than most maibocks Ive had before but that doesnt mean its not a great beer that shouldnt at LEAST be tried!!

RyanLigeia, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

btesta, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Nicolaos, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Turbodog666, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

JAHMUR, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

jak, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

barnzy78, Dec 01, 2011
Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.