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Mai Bock - Sprecher Brewing Company

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85
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
2004 and 1988 Bronze Medal Winner in the Bock category at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2002)
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karengarys

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours clear deep rich orangish amber. No head. A ring sits around the edge which laces the sides of the glass, and sticks like clear syrup also.

Smells sweet, perhaps a floralish hop scent.

Taste is interesting. As the glass warms up, I'm enjoying it a little more. It is sweet. An alcohol sweet, but not over the top and it is quite pleasant.

The mouthfeel is creamy rich.

The finish is buttery and creamy. The brew dissipates into a bitter zap. A bit of an aftertaste I don't really like, but the next sip takes care of that.

I'm not fluent in the mai bock category. I suggest to everybody to give this a try just to experience the interesting flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2005 03:34:58 | More by karengarys
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6% ABV, 14030 Julian date.

A - Below the shroud of thick egg shell-colored lacing lies a well-maintained skim of foam and crystal clear, gorgeously raw honey colored deep golden beer, filled with steady, slow streaming, tiny carbonation bubbles.

S - Sprecher's Mai Bock wafts soft, warm white bread to the nostrils with slightly browned crusts and caramel pralines adding delicate and welcome sweetness to the mix for a malty and beautifully simplistic aroma.

T - A near mirror image of the aroma, this mai bock follows through on it's aromatic promise of sweet caramel notes underscoring a warm, fresh bread-flavored maltiness that doesn't dabble in complexity but stays straight-forward.

M - That touch of caramel sweetness in the flavor doesn't last long on the tongue as the airy and lively carbonation scrubs the tongue through the medium body to it's dry, almost slightly metallic finish.

O - Sprecher's Mai Bock is perfectly suited for a Wisconsin spring that occasionally spikes with warmth but still drops to chilling temperatures. It's smooth body balances between light and refreshing and fuller and sustaining as the malt touches on caramel sweetness and freshly baked bread with a dry finish and clean drinkability.

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It is crisp. Overall, it's pretty smooth, though it is slightly astringent.

Overall, it's a well-balanced maibock and an enjoyable brew.

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Mai Bock from Sprecher Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.