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Atwater Maibock - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Pennsylvania

2.43/5  rDev -26.4%
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 +6.1%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +24.5%
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 +6.1%

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

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

04-28-2013 02:19:00 | More by Kevin55
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

2.89/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is a golden straw yellow with a nitrogen like head. Thick and creamy fed by more bubbles than a nitro beer.

The smell is the saving grace of this beer. It is incredible. Incredibly smooth and sweet, with Pilsner and 2-row just littered all over. Small hint of noble hops give it just enough balance to keep it in line. Smells incredible, like a double German Pilsner.

Now the taste, oh my. Not good. Upfront assault of noble medicinal hops come like a bat out of hell with no regard for subtlety. All that nice, light, slick, sweet smelling malts are just lost amongst the bitterness. Its like they added too much of the hops too early in the boil or something. What malt sweetness I find is late, damn near the finish, and is a bit dry and grainy (similar to Great Lakes only way worse). The taste is just a gargled mess.

The overloading bitterness just wont disappear as it finishes way to bitter. Late flashes of medicinal and even fainter grassy notes come as everything fades away and is gone.

If only the beer could taste like the smell and late finish. It smelled sweet and balanced with a nice noble hop presence, but in all actuality, its just a jumbled mess.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 22:56:29 | More by VncentLIFE
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HardyA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

04-21-2013 02:28:26 | More by HardyA
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%

04-20-2013 00:13:50 | More by adamant1912
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fizzy straw. Good clarity, but the small bubbly head is not overly appealing.

Smell is biscuits, biscuits, and more biscuits - just what a maibock should be. Hint of grape too.

Taste is bready like the nose, clean finish. Very true to style. Digging this.

Mouthfeel is smooth, drinkable, and less thin than the appearance would lead on.

Really surprised to see the low ratings for this beer. Really a strong showing for an american maibock.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 23:25:06 | More by CurtFromHershey
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-09-2013 18:30:36 | More by bacher468
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Kerrie

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

03-08-2013 16:44:20 | More by Kerrie
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Bronson125

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-04-2013 03:59:41 | More by Bronson125
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LambClowder

Michigan

2/5  rDev -39.4%

01-20-2013 16:40:34 | More by LambClowder
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-17-2013 06:02:13 | More by spycow
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-14-2013 18:27:32 | More by BlissJunkie
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

10-29-2012 05:04:43 | More by HumphreyLee
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bushbeer75

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-Tap

Atwater Maibock poured a slightly cloudy peach like gold color into a pilsner glass forming a nice 2-finger white head that left behind nice rings of lacing. The nose is mild, smells of sweet malt, and a little bready. The taste is similar to the nose but a little heavier with the sweet malt upfront followed by grassy hop bitterness. The mouth feel is, smooth, crisp and dry from the hops
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To date, Atwater Maibock is my favorite Atwater brew – worth a try if you like the style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2012 14:28:52 | More by bushbeer75
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-03-2012 03:30:35 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dirty orange in color with yellowish hues on the edge of the glass. Very murky. Poured with a short white foam that reduced to a solid white cap. Toasted and biscuit malt flavors with light earthy hop and buttery notes. Medium bodied, a creamy feel through the middle with rich carbonation and a clean finish. Toasted and biscuit malt flavors up front. Bitter flavors build through the middle to the end, but the hop flavor lacks character. Finishes clean and semi-dry with a lingering dull bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 03:44:44 | More by IronLover
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack on sale for $6.99. Poured into a Brit style pint glass. Bottled in March 2012. Bright yellow orange color. Good lacing on the glass. Clear body with good carbonation. Smell had a hint of grapefruit and musty hay. Taste was good, as I liked the really malty flavor. Mouthfeel was a bit on the sticky side, though. I found this maibock to be a pretty smooth beer to drink considering the well hidden abv. Not a bad find for the price and with that strength, it held up pretty well over the course of spring into summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 04:06:10 | More by morebeergood
Atwater Maibock from Atwater Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.