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Maibock - Capital Brewery

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86
very good

247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | 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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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is spot-on for a maibock, a light brown, crystal clear color with a small creamy white head. Smell is big and malty, but not overpowering, this may be served too cold (there's a blizzard outside, of course it's too cold). Taste is at first sweet maltiness, slightly grassy, not overdone or cloying, just delicious. Hops are no where on my radar. Mouthfeel is slick, but a little too thin. Good, but there are better maibock's out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2005 22:57:16 | More by TastyTaste
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark orange, amber hue, 1 finger head, nice lacing in pint glass

S: the nose is very faint, probably my only issue, was hoping for a stronger malt aroma. light malt, earthy grain.

T: big malt body, hint of plum in middle, mild bitter finish

M: medium body, slight prick on the tongue, smooth dry finish

D: Capital brews some nice bocks. This is can be a sipper or one to have more than a few with worthy friends. The standard for me in American Maibocks, a delicious and underrepresented style.

This is worth seeking out, get some!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 23:54:52 | More by BeerLover99
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jsh420

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a burnt amber orange with a 2 finger head that coats the glass with lacing

smell is very malty but has a good amount of hops to

taste is sweet carmel malts kinda buttery with a good amount of hops and bitterness to balance this beer out - a great lager

mouhfeel is medium body but with the full flavor and ample carbonation it works well

drinkability is good as well - if i had to drink a lager this one would be tops of the list

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 04:02:50 | More by jsh420
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-14-2013 19:31:28 | More by TX-Badger
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-11-2012 13:16:22 | More by atone315
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a bright clear gold with quickly fading white head.

Aroma of malts, biscuit, and honey, and earthy notes.

The taste is a dead on match with the aroma. Malts, biscuit, berry, honey, lemon, and some spice.

Medium bodied, a bit dry, and lightly carbonated.

An easy drinking maibock from the folks at Capital.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 00:47:15 | More by Monkeyknife
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marc77

California

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear light copper hue w/ a head that quickly recedes into a thin, but persistant layer that leaves spotty lace. The aroma is comprised of buttery, toasty Munich and a toffeeish sweetness. Caramelized fruity melanoidins, although mild, add signature richness for style aromawise. A floral Mittelfruh hop nose is present at a trace. Smooth, light caramel malt sweetness is followed by toasty Munich and an odd, dryish black licorice note. Hop bitterness, although somewhat paltry, adequately balanced superfluous malt sweeetness. Spot on in body, w/ a dextrinous mouthfeel that helps lend good drinkability. Capital's maibock, although not particularly complex, is clean, smooth, and well balanced overall . It's well above the norm for US microbrewed versions. Tasty!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2002 18:31:52 | More by marc77
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear light copper with a quick dissipating head some clinging lacing...smell is malts toast a little toffee and hops..taste follows the same lots of very good toasty and caramel malts then some noble hops..some earthy taste and some spices ..its a medium mouth feel and easy to drink..try this one

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 21:35:29 | More by gatornation
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this maibock pours out a clear copper colour with a half inch dirty white head leaving traces of lace. non-descript aroma...stiff pale malts with a whiff of some euro style hops. very nice. tastes great...lots of pale maltiness providing a nice backbone. spicy alcohol mingles with some bitter and perceptible tasty hops. full bodied and satisfying. rounded mouthfeel leads to a finish best described as toasty and perfectly bittered. pretty dry for the style as some maibocks can be sugary sweet in the end. lingering grainy/grassy aftertaste. this is a nice maibock. very drinkable and tasty.

again...cheers to zap and whoever else had a hand in getting this fine wisconsin maibock into my glass!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2004 22:39:46 | More by budgood1
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-02-2012 06:53:40 | More by Zachtheporter
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-30-2012 22:56:31 | More by FreshHawk
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI.

Pours a transparent copper color with a ton of head on it.

Smells like grain with some light malt undertones.

Taste is predominately malt, not a whole lot else. Slightly bitter finish as well.

Not a bad beer, medium to light body. Good mouthfeel and very drinkable I would say. I was surprised to see it was 6.2% alcohol as it is pretty light and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 01:09:08 | More by richkrull
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep golden with 2 fingers of white head and no lacing.

S - Bready, malty aroma with noble, spicy hops.

T - Bready malt with a sweet nuttiness and an herbal spicy noble hop flavor.

M - On the light side of medium and smooth.

D - A tasty Maibock.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 02:56:08 | More by brewcrew76
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This one is a clear honey gold brew with a one finger head that looks eggshell white and fairly dense. Lots of nice lace is left on the glass.

S - Honeycomb, brown sugar, and molasses. These are not the notes that I was expecting from a beer of this style, but they are really nice nonetheless.

T - Again, much sweeter and heavier in flavor than I expected. This is pretty much an all out malt bomb! There are some orange rind bitter citrus flavors accenting the solid, but never cloying molasses and brown sugar sweetness. Liquid clove honey. This is almost Belgian in it's sweetness, but like all good Belgian beers it's tempered by some nice hops and a bit of citrus spice.

M - Full bodied and sugary, but the sugar content is held in check by a somewhat boozy finish supported by some solid hoppage.

D - Very good beer here. This stuff is sweet, but never too sweet, and it's much more complex than I was expecting. easily the best beer that I've tried from Capital Brewery, and it's second only to the outstanding Dead Guy in it's style category.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 18:31:24 | More by pmcadamis
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-12-2011 21:08:09 | More by tbeq00
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-01-2013 13:35:18 | More by ajzy
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is going to be my first microbrew from the badger state after about a dozen years of despising most Miller products. Picked this up on a road trip to Dayton, Ohio for March Madness last weekend and if you ever visit that sordid little burg, I can strongly recommend Belmont Party Supply. I only wish I had more time and carry on luggage room to exploit its riches of microbrew.
This pungent maibock pours cloudy medium brown with no head and a nose of hops, spice, and citrus with some yeast hints. The taste is layered and ringed with more hops than I expected and a tart ness at the opening of each mouthful. The malt flavor is smooth and creamy and gives way to a tasty aftertaste with lots of sediment. The beer seems authentically Teutonic in nature.
This is a nice spring brew, a compromise between the heavy strength of winter and the delicate craft of summer. This is solid, honest beer and worth a shot if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 00:38:35 | More by daliandragon
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-28-2012 01:25:48 | More by ssimpson89
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 01:56:17 | More by falloutsnow
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Small capped bottle, pours a clear, light golden brew with a white head.
Aroma is just too inconspicuous, some light maltiness and hoppiness, a floral hint, but not much.
Light body, with some sweet maltiness along with a very faint hoppiness, and a bit too much alcohol bite for such a light tasting beer.
Not the best example of Capital Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2008 05:21:34 | More by brdc
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-18-2012 03:48:34 | More by Kunstman
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mai Bock…nope, we call this one Mind Block. This beer sure doesn’t seem very strong but a few pints usually leaves my friends and I in a rather bizarre loopy state unakin to normal inebriation. Drinking Capital’s Mai Bock, for whatever reason, seems to knock me on my rear like few beers do. The predominant characteristic of this hazy orange brew is its immense sickly sweet fruit forward, slightly alcoholic nose and taste. The strong yeast presence in the beer is typically Capital and very German. Finish is fresh baked baguette and spice. Drinkability is ridiculous and even though I don’t really care for the taste, nor style, I keep coming back for more so something must be right here.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2006 21:58:18 | More by DaPeculierDane
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got dragged to a martini bar that clearly did not give a wit about beer, but they had this on tap. I was underwhelmed by the beer, but that might be because of the place (dirty glass).

It poured a light dull brown in a pub glass with large dirty looking bubbles. Smell was lightly malty. Flavor was a bit of caramel, but generally very mild and bland. Mouthfeel was fine, but I can't say I feel moved to strongly recommend this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2007 14:19:49 | More by BeerBelcher
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-05-2014 04:51:24 | More by SkinniePost
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-02-2013 08:06:37 | More by bismarksays
Maibock from Capital Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.