Fruehbock (Früh Bock) - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
A generous gift from Mark! Dated 4/21/14 -Poured into a DFH Tulip
A - Pours a gorgeous, golden color with a thin, white head. Visibly well-carbonated and it leaves no lacing on the glass.
S - The nose reveals a doughy aroma upfront followed by some white pepper, lemon zest, and hint of grass. Smells very light.
T - The flavors that jump out at me right away are that of bread, sweet malts, and grass. There is a touch of sweetness and banana-like flavor on the finish.
M - Crisp and refreshing with a moderate carbonation on the palate. No bite.
O - This beer would be fantastic on a hot summer day! It reminds me of a pilsner, but with more complexity. I'm glad I had the chance to try this. Per the BA's request, I was to drink it with spicy food, but I was curious and it was almost time to hit the bed. Solid offering!
06-02-2014 02:41:53 | More by Cubatobaco
4.05/5 rDev +1%
On tap at Carolina Beer Company in the Charlotte airport. Pours clear gold with a white head that disappears quickly, leaving a bit of lacing. Malty, bready with some grass. That carries over into the taste, but there's some really nice fruit and sweetness that comes through. Medium mouth. First of this style for me, so maybe I'm over-estimating this one, but it's really nice.
04-16-2014 18:08:12 | More by MartzMimic
3.96/5 rDev -1.2%
On-tap @ Carolina Beer Co. (Charlotte Douglas International Airport) in Charlotte, NC.
Gold color with a slight head. Very little lacing on the glass. Toasted malt aroma with a pilsner quality to it. Light peppery hop aroma. Some spiciness in the flavor. Dry mouthful but extremely drinkable. Overall, a good block that is on point for the style. Nice to see more American breweries attempting this style.
03-30-2014 21:42:33 | More by Jacobob10
3.73/5 rDev -7%
Exactly one month old today,bottled on 4/17/13.Poured into a half liter stein a clear light to medium golden with a great looking blooming white crown,almost specially made for the glassware used.The aromas are a little different than what Iam used to when it comes to a maibock,no big sweet doughy notes but a crispness with mild caramel notes underneath,it's malty but not alcoholic.Flavors of wet grain and some caramel sweetness,again the crispness is what stands out most to me.Not what Iam used to in a maibock...but it's well made and the crispness is a nice change of pace.A lighter maibock but it goes down easy.
05-17-2013 21:56:17 | More by oberon
3.45/5 rDev -14%
On tap at Growlers Pour House in Charlotte. Pours clear golden with an above average white head that leaves some sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Looks and tastes much like a regular, but well-crafted, lager, with some spicy hops: a description of a typical maibock. The hops are less obvious in the nose than on the tongue. Still, the taste is mainly bready. The aroma is quite light, reminiscent of white bread with light citrus/herbal notes.
M: Light body; medium carbonation.
O: True to style if a shade light on the hops; well-crafted, clean and refreshing.
04-24-2013 03:20:23 | More by chinchill
3.93/5 rDev -2%
Tap at the brewery.
Pours a light clear gold with a sugar white head.
Light bready malt flavor with a hint of grassiness.
Light bready and grassy malt with a hint of fruit sweetness.
Light body with a tingle of carbonation.
A very good lighter lager with great flavor, would definitely have this again.
04-15-2013 23:10:34 | More by Cylinsier
Fruehbock (Früh Bock) from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.