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Maibock Hurts Like Helles - Jack's Abby Brewing

Maibock Hurts Like HellesMaibock Hurts Like Helles

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BA SCORE
87
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.46%


Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
True Story! Running a brewery can be "bock" breaking. It's all worthwhile when you have the opportunity to share beer like this. Our Maibock/Helles Bock is deep golden in color with an intense malty almost grape like aroma and flavor. A light noble hop character balances the smooth sweet finish. A long lagering time makes this beer exceptionally drinkable for its strength. Don't be fooled by its light color.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: taez555 on 04-27-2012)
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

April '12 bottle poured into Alchemist pint glass, <$4 a bottle this is a steal

A Beautiful 3 finger white foamy head quickly rises above a slightly hazy straw yellow body. Lots of carbonation bubbles are rushing toward the head that is staying around and now looks quite frothy. Great retention on the head and ample lacing is left around the glass. Really nice.

S Light malt/grain sweetness and light fruit, maybe white grape?. A light earthy green hop scent is comes out along with some doughy yeast. Not pungent but whats there smells good.

T Sweeter light malts come out upfront with a medium noble hop bitterness in the middle. Nice jump from light sweetness to light bitterness. The hops fade to the finish which is crisp and clean.

M Lighter feel on the tongue with a medium to heavier carbonation. Really refreshing beer right here.

O Another nice lager put out by Jack's Abby. Perfect drink for spring/late summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 21:18:09 | More by Gushue3
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Pours a clear golden yellow with carbonation leading to a two finger , big bubble white foam cap. Settles into a decent layering of bubbles with some lacings on the glass.

Aroma of grass and citrus. I get what others are saying about a wine aroma. Bit of pepper spice.

First sip, " oh, that's nice!" Smooth first taste, this beer goes down easy. Nice sweet malt . Gentle hopping with of wisp of bitterness. Light mouthfeel. Carbonation on the back of the tongue. Smooth finish.

Well I just found another Jacks Abbey beer that I will have to stock up on. Eminently quaffable. Great taste, need to fill me up some more of this beer.

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Maibock Hurts Like Helles from Jack's Abby Brewing
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