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Holy Water Maibock - Southern Oregon Brewing Company

Holy Water MaibockHoly Water Maibock

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BA SCORE
84
good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%


Brewed by:
Southern Oregon Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 04-09-2012)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail

California

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Attractive amber color like it was brewed with Crystal malt. Nice head and long-lasting fine-grained foam. Well carbonated in the mouth. A distinctive spicy hop aroma.

This has a funny sweet toast flavor. Lots of sugar along with that odd bitter and skunky hop note that seems to be the profile for every Maibock I've tried. After some sipping, though, it tastes better with the rich malty base and the spicy, peppery hops coming through nicely. Perfumey and full of stray aromatics. Warm caramel. It's not one to quaff, but it is a rewarding liquid pleasure for sipping.

One of the best Maibock's I've had. I don't believe this can be a Weizenbock, as it was originally categorized, without wheat. From the 22 oz bottle purchased somewhere on the coast.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 05:03:53 | More by mactrail
More User Reviews:
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-26-2013 19:10:06 | More by Kopfschuss
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-13-2013 06:28:34 | More by shelby415
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-02-2013 02:35:30 | More by Hobbit
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-14-2013 00:57:22 | More by OregonGrown7
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cougfan2002

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-15-2013 01:20:44 | More by cougfan2002
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BobatHTBN

Washington

4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottled poured into 16 ox goblet,

Nice 3/4 head with perfectly formed bubbles.
Initial taste of caramel and malt followed by hop flavor with little bitterness.
Second and subsequent tastes revealed full bodied beer with definite malt-side qualities.

When I finished the 22 ox bottle, I made a note that I really should have purchased two. I will correct that mistake today when I go back to the bottle shop. This is a really good and very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 18:41:26 | More by BobatHTBN
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

02-20-2013 23:24:02 | More by chugamugofsud
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beertunes

Washington

2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It might be Holy Water, but the 22oz bottle is the Devils work. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy honey gold color with no head, thus no retention or lacing. The beer was very still, just a few tiny bubbles on the bottom and sides of the glass.

The aroma had just some lightly sweet malts, other wise it was neutral and bland. The taste profile was the same, bland and benign. There was just a slight alcohol taste on the finish though.

The body was smooth and even, and featured some light carbonation. Drinkability was OK, but with the beer being so featureless, the calories and money are better spent elsewhere. Overall, not a truly bad beer, just meh.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 21:24:20 | More by beertunes
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from Trader Joes,Salem. $4.49 Clear copper coloured beer with a large and thick frothy off white head. Fine malty,bready,slightly toasty aromas. Taste is very much like the aroma..bready,honey sweetness and slightly toasty cereal. Slight alcohol in the after taste. Palate ok maybe a bit sticky in the end. OK beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 21:52:57 | More by Reidrover
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loren01

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear orange color with a slight bubbly head and not much lacing
S: bready and malty scents also quite estery.
T: sweet malts up front, sweet bread flavor. Slight banana flavor as well.
M: medium bodied beer. Carbonation is a bit low.
O: I am a sucker for maibocks and this is a very good one I would highly reccomended.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 02:36:47 | More by loren01
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-08-2012 05:43:16 | More by bluckbeyes
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-07-2012 18:04:36 | More by rogerthegill
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flagmantho

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light effervescence and a clear body. Head poured one finger of pillowy ivory foam which dissipated somewhat quickly.

Smell: wheaty, malty aroma with some pungent over-ripe fruitiness in the mix. Alcohol is definitely also present. Right in the strong bock wheelhouse.

Taste: rich malt with a similar fruitiness. It's not overpowering, but it is definitely a major part of the mix. The alcohol is a bit prominent to me, even for a 7%+ beer. Decent, but it doesn't blow me away.

Mouthfeel: rich body with a good carbonation and concomitant creaminess. This is my favorite part of this beer.

Overall: a decent, middle-of-the-road weizenbock. I wouldn't seek it out, but I wouldn't turn one down either.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 03:15:57 | More by flagmantho
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-19-2012 17:39:52 | More by Dunkelhund
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Docer

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: (3.0)

- Pours a very clear amber. Like a shiny new copper penny-like color. The quick finger of off-white head settled very fast to just some thing spotting resting to one side and a very small ring. Bubbling like the last lager I drank.

Smell: (3.5)

- A very subdued aroma. Grains, bready yeast, light brown sugar and cinnamon. Light esters and aromatic alcohol aromas without the medicine. Leaves the palate waiting, and wondering if there is more.

Taste: (4.0)

- A musky and natural bock flavor. Leather, wood, and bready wheat flour. This contains the malts needed to make a Maibock. Light caramel, and more bread. Light zesty and earthy hop is barely along for the ride, perhaps mainly early boil. This is solid, and seemingly true-to-style.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- This is a medium bodied brew with a somewhat thick cream-like feel. It is forcing it to be heavy, but doesn't hit it like a thick stout. Lots of grain was used obviously, and thus a cloying and chewy feel is present. Well carbonated as a lager, and slightly dry in the finish.

Overall: (4.0)

- A very unique beer. Like an import. I like the fact that this is so close to what an import would be expected to be like. It's filling, used a lot of more rare grains, and is certainly more true-to-style than other local maibocks (which are rare as can be anyway). I'm not a huge fan of the style, or of German biers for that matter, but this is something to behold.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 04:08:25 | More by Docer
Holy Water Maibock from Southern Oregon Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.