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Maibock - Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Sockeye Grill & Brewery visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-20-2013

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3
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3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz tallboy into an Ithaca Beer Pint glass. Thanks to mrmarmot for bringing this back from Idaho.

A: Clear deep copper color. Aggressive pour leads to a half-finger head that fades quickly. Spotty lacing but it is present. Beautiful color.

S: Caramel, toasted malts, bready yeast highlight this brew. Hops bring enough to be noticed but not much else.

T: Bready notes first, crisp caramel malts next followed by a sharp hop bitter finish. Not overly complex but very tasty.

M: Crisp, medium finish. Feels light but leaves a good coating leaving me grab for more. If anything it's a touch undercarbonated but I'm picking nits.

O: A really good Maibock. Good on a warm day, easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pounder can found at the 16th St. Albertsons... Poured into my HotD goblet... Darker than most Maibocks, but no real complaints... Close to the higher end of darkness... clear deep amber.... light tannish head sticks around for a while leaving decent spotty lacing.

Nose is also a little "dark"... IMO closer to a bigger bockbier or a lesser doppelbock... maltiness has a distinct toastiness/melanoidin quality... still very clean malt profile with barely enough hops to be perceptible.

Flavors have a nutty/dry toasty essence too... but again, very clean... surprisingly clean for a stateside bock... should probably lean more toward the pils/pale malt, but this is a fantastic jumping off point.

Body is medium with a medium carbonation... pretty much spot-on.

Picked up the 4-pack and damn happy I did... These will be enjoyed for days to come.


Tone back the darker malts and ramp up the pils malt and this will be a huge winner.

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3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can awesomeness poured into a Sam Smith pint nonic...

A: Clear, dark amber-brown body; very dark actually. Light yellow head fades quickly away.

S: Big malty breadiness with toast, nuts, moderate sweetness, dusting of cocoa, suggestions of caramel. Malty, bready, toasty, moderately sweet.

T: Follows the nose, and I'm digging it; toasted bread, toasted nuts, bready malt, very clean body and flavors, faint cocoa sweetness. Quite a bit of toasted malt, darker than most maibocks that I've had. No hop presence at all really. Pretty nice.

MF: Medium mouthfeel, pretty nice for a 6.5% beer. Medium carbonation, decent creamy tones, clean lager finish.

O: Dug through the fridge for a long time before settling on this one - bocks and maibocks aren't really my thing. Thats part of the reason why this one surprised me so much. Really pleasant, one of the best bocks I've had, maybe one of the best (non-hoppy) lagers I've tried, too.

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Maibock from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
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