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Jacked - Capital Brewery

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81
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.13%


Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheSSG on 03-18-2013)
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ok. So I guess I am in the minority since I did not think this beer was as bad as the other reviewers. It certainly corrupts the style a bit, but I found some level of enjoyment. The beer was the color of the sky on a hazy day, which fits since maibock is a warmer weather bock. The aroma was the least impressive aspect of the beer. A malty alcohol type aroma like a higher end macro certainly does not get my attention. The initial taste was malty with a certain peppery spiciness. There are also certain biscuit notes that soak up the spiciness. As the pepper disappears, one may not a dry grape skin aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little but thicker like a doppelbock, allow the dry aftertaste to linger. Overall, not a bad beer for the price.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 13:01:51 | More by JohnnyHopps
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.23/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None on bottle, released early spring 2013
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

As usual, the American tendency to increase everything out of proportion results in failure: Capital Brewery's "Jacked Maibock" does not look particularly good, smells cloyingly sweet, and tastes similarly. Where was the need for the candi sugar and the high ethanol content in this beer? The malt and hop bill certainly did not warrant the sugar's use, and arriving at the ethanol via the sugar's use merely let the yeasts go wild with ester production that, together with the residual sweetness, is not a good match for this style, or most beers in general. A frustrating use of $8 that makes me question the purchase of 22oz bombers, and whether or not I will pick up any new recipes created by their new brewmaster.

Pours a 0.75cm head of beige-colored foam, made up of small-sized bubbles. The foam falls quite quickly, within a minute, to a thin ring around the beer with a small island of foam on top. Lacing is minimal to nonexistent, perhaps a random dot or two sticking to the sides of the glass. The body is a dark caramel brown color, with light bringing out brighter orange-brown hues. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, and it is fairly minimal and not particularly vigorous in movement.

Aroma is amusingly cloying, with obvious candi sugar sweetness along with strong fruit-like esters, some honey-like sweetness and very faint sweet bread in the background. For a maibock, where are the hops? For that matter, where are the malt and bread characters associated with the style? This is just cloying sweetness and strange fruitiness (for a lager) all around.

The flavors, like the aromas, are cloyingly sweet, fruity, and overall quite strange and undesirable for a maibock. Front of palate picks up unflatteringly strong fruity esters (pear, apricot, apple) with equally strong candi sugar and honey-like sweetness. Mid-palate has strong fruit esters, pear and apricot-like, which seems strange for a lager beer. There's also continued candi sugar and honey-like sweetness, some tartness, and a modest breadiness in the background. Back of palate finds continued fruit esters and sweetness, tartness, and perhaps a hint of breadiness and hop bitternes. Aftertaste is grainy, mildly bitter from hops, and slightly floral: in other words, hints of what this beer could have been. At least the ethanol isn't painfully obvious?

Beer is medium-bodied, with medium-low carbonation intensity, leading to a smooth, flowing mouthfeel with slight fizzines. Closes wet, with lingering sticky sweetness across the palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 19:33:43 | More by falloutsnow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gettin' straight jacked, yo! ... ... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear sunrise amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, light honey, very light vanilla bean, and a tiny pinprick of vegetal fruitiness way in the distance's background. The taste brings in more of the same, though the focus on sweet breadiness is invaded by a mild but still obvious wave of fruitiness that shatters the tranquility of malty bock-ness. It's not enough to make things outright bad by any stretch of the imagination, but it does drag on things a little bit. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a generally nice maibock, but one whose fruity side keeps it from the level of greatness in my eyes.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 14:54:40 | More by TMoney2591
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.84/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I get what the intention was with this beer, make a higher ABV Maibock and I think that is a fantastic idea. I think a better approach to this process would have been to increase the grain bill across the board rather than add Candied Sugar. The problem with candied sugar is that is doesn't really add anything to the beer other than alcohol. Candied sugar is often used in beers that would get too muddled or confused by extra grains and more flavor so it adds a nice boost to the ABV. This beer is begging for more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 13:16:14 | More by Gotti311
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, frothy, off-white head that fizzes loudly and has great persistence. Sweet malt and floral hops combine in the nose to be a slightly tart aroma. Sienna-amber color. Starts sweet (almost tart) with floral hops surprisingly aggressive in the front, almost like a fruity/berry flavor. Has a very floral hop bitterness that is low-high bitterness. As the finish develops, nice, SMOOTH malt (typical of Capital) comes through.

Overall, this isn't too bad. I'm not digging the candied sugar added; it makes this a touch too sweet, and a touch too tarty/fruity for my tastes.
I'd LOVE to see a straight-up Double Maibock from Capital (as their maibock is my all-time favorite).

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 23:14:20 | More by TheSSG
Jacked from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.