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Maibock Hurts Like Helles - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-14-2014 23:45:42 | More by acurtis
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -1%

If I hadn't read the label I would say it was a pilsner. Looks, smells, and even tastes like one. Can really smell and taste the sweet malt grain. Smells a little adjunct like- close to a Miller Lite. Taste a lot better than the aroma. A little tart with a slightly hoppy bitter finish. Crisp, very easy drinker. Good solid lager throughout.

05-12-2014 02:29:08 | More by WesMantooth
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-11-2014 05:53:34 | More by HopsintheSack
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-10-2014 01:19:07 | More by BGsWo22
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-09-2014 15:49:10 | More by ZEB89
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-08-2014 02:27:23 | More by Hoggo
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours out a deep golden color, with lots of visible carbonation and a 2 inch head. This fades to a small amount of lacing down the glass.

Smells like lager yeast, grape, and sweet grains.

A very malty maibock here, lots of sweet grape-like malt flavor. Some flavors of lager yeast as well, some grainy sweetness, a slight bit of flower hop character. Not much hop flavor to this one, this one's a story of the malts, which impart a really distinctive grape flavor.

Light to medium boded, crisp mouthfeel, medium carbonation, very drinkable.

Another winner from Jack's Abby, this one shows some nice restraint.

05-05-2014 12:36:25 | More by GreesyFizeek
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-05-2014 00:42:01 | More by campfirebrew
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Mikexw

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-03-2014 12:20:52 | More by Mikexw
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-03-2014 02:06:23 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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Bnjmnlws

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-01-2014 21:23:50 | More by Bnjmnlws
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-28-2014 22:12:34 | More by jaycar06
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2014 20:18:12 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-28-2014 13:43:28 | More by harsley
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pottergator

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2014 04:47:17 | More by pottergator
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-26-2014 02:03:06 | More by markgugs
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-23-2014 15:42:07 | More by BH712
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infuturity83

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-18-2014 06:31:53 | More by infuturity83
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

02-24-2014 00:36:07 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass

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.

01-03-2014 00:58:50 | More by WunderLlama
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dvorsd

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-21-2013 11:55:25 | More by dvorsd
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2013 02:15:35 | More by markdrinksbeer
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-03-2013 15:36:05 | More by Bjlps
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-23-2013 02:01:23 | More by pburland23
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-11-2013 01:20:59 | More by Stevedore
Maibock Hurts Like Helles from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.