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Maibock - Capital Brewery

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very good

253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

rocklibster, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Capital Maibock had a clear, medium-golden color, nearly identical in color to their Blonde Doppelbock. Head was white, fine and thin, mostly clinging to the edge of the glass. There was a little lacing, but not much.
Nose had a smidge of toasty malt character, yet it was too much on the mild side.
Body was slightly under medium, and it was middle of the road for how it felt on the tongue. Just a bit of prickliness, overall.
Not nearly malty enough for me. There was a toasty, bready aspect, yet it was somewhat understated. Near the finish a spicy hop twang came into play. Perhaps a little too much of a zing for a Maibock?
Still, this is a decent offering, with thnx being sent to jeffboo for the chance to sample some good Midwestern bier! Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.55
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4


Bierman9, Mar 16, 2003
Photo of Prufrock
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner.

bright orange, crystal clear, with an inch of white head.

aroma is slightly faint, but there's honey, apple, and yeast.

malty, smooth, and very drinkable. a nice bready, honey sweetness with a clean fresh finish. light carbonation and a light to medium mouthfeel. needs a little more hop balance but it's a very good beer.

Prufrock, Apr 22, 2006
Photo of battlekow
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing this simultaneously with Tyranena Fighting Finches Mai Bock, Sprecher Mai Bock, and Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Looks just like the Sprecher, a faintly red-tinted amber color. Pretty much an average of the other three, this beer smells faintly of apples, and tastes pretty balanced, with a slight tilt toward sweetness with a hint of whipped cream. Upholds the Capital Brewery legacy of faithful, solid, and thoroughly unexceptional beers.

battlekow, Jul 18, 2005
Photo of jjayjaye
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a full finger off white head a that fades fairly quickly. Some lacing observed. The smell is a sweet pineapple, cherry and vanilla malt. Light bodied, the mouth feel is adequately carbonated yet singular. The flavor mirrors the smell, but without a lot of body it kinda sits out there. It's an unceremonious version of a celebration.

jjayjaye, Jun 30, 2007
Photo of Nordura
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This really is a nice, malty spring beer with a small alcohol kick to it. Perfect after coming out of this last Winter. A slight grainy smell, not overly impressive. Creamy and carbonated, and a sweet finish? I do just also get a hint of the hops on this one. All-in-all a recommended spring seasonal beer.

Nordura, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of brakspear
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am not a big bock lover, but this mai-bock is pretty tasty.

A brilliant orange-amber body with a very minimal and soft white head escapes from the bottle. The aroma has a pleasant malty nose without being cloying, maybe a slight bit of hops as well. The flavor is a mellow maltiness characteristic of the style with a fading hop bit way in the background. Overall a very nice beer and a great harbinger of Spring in Wisconsin.

brakspear, Apr 17, 2003
Photo of wheatyweiss
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Bockfest 2008 plastic 1liter mug

Can't say much about appearance as it was a plastic cloudy mug. Nice big fluffy head with beautiful lace. Color appeaed to be a nice medium amber.

Nose was light hops and toasted malts. Big malt whiff that may have to do with the mug shape.

Flavor was malty, caramel toasted malt. Sweet honey, lemony hops. Big malt taste, but at the same time, light for a Bock. Perfect for the style.

Mouthfeel was good, oily but not overly so. Crisp carbonation with an alcohol warming hit on the finish with more piney hops.

Like this beer, I think for the price I will pick up some bottles of this seasonal brew.

wheatyweiss, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of hopdog
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and slightly hazy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, honey, and lightly fruity. Tastes of biscuit, caramel, same light fruitiness and a touch of spices.

Notes from: 04/10/07.

hopdog, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of falloutsnow
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A modest pour produces a decent 2cm head of dirty white foam that's very creamy in appearance and texture. Dissipates over a few minutes to be a ring around the glass, but no lacing. Body is yellow-gold in color, transparent, with some visible carbonation.

Malt sweetness dominates in the nose, but there's also the presence of floral, somewhat herbal, hops. Fairly straightforward, and not totally differentiated from other German lagers, but I like what it does.

Taste is heavily sweet, a little syrupy and with mild honey-like flavors. Nothing cloying, standard German style, but nothing to truly be excited about, either.

Fairly full-bodied, fairly chewy, but carbonation is moderately intense enough to blend well with this. A little too sweet and sticky in the finish, ending dryly.

This was a good beer, above average, but it didn't completely change my perceptions, either. With a lack of available maibocks, this is a satisfying spring beer and one I'll go back to.

falloutsnow, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of WesWes
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of pale, Munich, and carapils malts. It's dry with some breadlike notes. The taste is decent. It has a slightly musty flavor that goes down slow and finishes semi- sweet and a bit breadlike. The mouthfeel is decent also. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent drinking maibock. It has good malt content, but it just doesn't blow my hair back. I probably wouldn't buy this again.

WesWes, May 01, 2006
Photo of dbtoe
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass
This beer was a little sweet for my taste. Still it was very drinkable and I'd take one any day if offered one. Probably not going to get another until next year that is.
Look is a dark gold with a small head that reduced down fast to a thin cap.
Smell is very mild I had to take a pretty good sniff to get much of anything. Mostly some toasted malt.
Taste was mainly malt and a lot of sweetness. A nice bitterness at the end smoothed out the sweetness and it finished cleanly. Good carbonation helps a lot as well.
A very drinkable beer however I could tell it was a higher ABV beer but it wasn't boozy.

dbtoe, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of objectivemonkey
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a point, pours a clear light golden with a decent head shrinking to nothing, and little lacing to speak of. Aroma is a sweet bready malt with hints of vanilla and nuts. Taste is pretty good, nice sweet malts, like caramel, and a tingly mouth of flowery hops with nuts, staying tingly though the end with a twinge of hop bitterness, but mostly syrupy sweet. Mouth is pretty smooth, but well carbonated, and overall its a pretty darn good drink. Basically, one that I'd like to see in another mixer 6'er.

objectivemonkey, Jul 12, 2006
Maibock from Capital Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.