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Atwater Maibock - Atwater Brewery

Atwater MaibockAtwater Maibock

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BA SCORE
75
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 20.74%


Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: walleye on 06-15-2006)
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Reviews by sopor:
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sopor

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal-clear yellow with a thing slightly off-white head. Spicy hop is most prevelant on the nose, all bu hiding a candy-sweet malt note. Light sweet malt is accompanied by a hint of champagne-like esthers. Perhaps this is still a little young?, it tastes slightly acedylhyde-like. Hops are spicy and pleasantly bitter. Lightish body, pleasantly active carbonation makes for a very refreshing brew. Very drinkable, perhaps this needs handling differently. or perhaps the bottle was "off" but minus the champagne/acetylhyde, this would have been spectacular!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 19:38:42 | More by sopor
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Kooz

New York

3.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is as "no frills" a label and beer generally that I've ever seen. It pours to a straw yellow with no head. Not much to it visually.

Smells slightly sweet and alluring.

Tastes slightly honey-sweet up front, but gets very bitter very quickly. Not terribly complex, but not bad. It took a few sips to get used to it.

More body than I anticipated, decent mouthfeel overall. Crisp, but a bit too much bite.

Overall, it is better than I anticipated, but not something I'd be likely to try again.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 03:23:20 | More by Kooz
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

03-19-2014 01:29:21 | More by dmorgan310
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a medium golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam atop. The head has a good level of retention, fading over a moderate time to leave a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a biscuit smell along with lots of toffee sweetness. Along with these smells are some lighter notes of a more light fruit nature with some pear and apricot mixed within. A little bit of a grassy smell is there as well creating a rather easy going aroma.

Taste – The taste begins as the nose suggested it would with a big biscuit malt taste along with some sweetness of a caramel nature. As the taste advances the caramel transitions more to a toffee like flavor picking up a more buttery taste as it moves on. Along with the toffee comes flavors of fruit of apricot and peach with a little bit of a grainy flavor coming to the tongue as well. With these flavors so too comes some grassy and lightly boozy tastes, which in the end leave a rather malty and big, lightly boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are rather nice for the big malty flavors of the brew making for a rather nice sipping maibock.

Overall – A decent maibock. Nothing too exceptional, but a nice go to when looking for something malty and chewy.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2014 01:00:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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strohme2

Michigan

2/5  rDev -38.1%

03-13-2014 23:31:51 | More by strohme2
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

02-15-2014 02:39:48 | More by jeffwright
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.1%

01-26-2014 01:49:05 | More by MichiganderHB
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Gemini6

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-03-2014 20:43:50 | More by Gemini6
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Morakaton

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

12-07-2013 01:07:43 | More by Morakaton
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leadahmer

Michigan

1/5  rDev -69%

12-07-2013 01:01:55 | More by leadahmer
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

11-27-2013 18:35:42 | More by Jaysmittyland
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-19-2013 21:29:48 | More by Drk93TT
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waston

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-18-2013 00:56:58 | More by waston
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

09-07-2013 01:25:13 | More by ejimhof
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Brendog9

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

08-22-2013 22:10:56 | More by Brendog9
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-04-2013 00:02:19 | More by Gregwa
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-30-2013 13:02:17 | More by drbenderdo
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.43/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I recently purchased this out of the singles cooler at the Friendly Greek and am curious to try it as their beers have been hit-or-miss for me thus far.

From the bottle: "Beer is good"; "Enjoy responsibly"; "High Gravity Lager".

I popped the cap and before I could make the pour, I had a small cap of head sneaking its way up through the neck of the bottle! Being that it was that carbonated, I employed a more gentle pour than I might have otherwise. The dense two-finger cap of French Vanilla-colored head looked like the top of an ice cream float, perfect for the approach of summer. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy golden-yellow. Nose smelled strongly of Saaz hops, kind of skunky, catty, you get the idea. Mouthfeel was thick and viscous and the taste of the hops was a) off and b) much too heavy for the style. Finish retained a sharpness from the hops that rendered it fairly unpleasant in total. Another swing and a miss for this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 21:10:35 | More by woodychandler
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marcb105

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-14-2013 02:05:39 | More by marcb105
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maxwelldeux

Washington

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-03-2013 01:50:55 | More by maxwelldeux
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jss79

Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am going to prefice that I am having this out in the shed with a pipe of Massanutten. So now down to business, I enjoyed the initial sensation of taste with the Black Keys killing it to Little Black Submarines. It was refreshing for a 7.5%. The nose was lacking for me, but the back door caused the score, with a bit of Floyd playing, I liked it's finish. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 01:23:54 | More by jss79
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odement

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-12-2013 04:40:50 | More by odement
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Trent

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

05-04-2013 20:53:33 | More by Trent
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

04-29-2013 03:43:46 | More by cliff1066
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Kevin55

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

04-28-2013 02:19:00 | More by Kevin55
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Atwater Maibock from Atwater Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.