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Maibock - Capital Brewery

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86
very good

260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
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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Photo of taylorhamrick
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden/copper color, with a nice dense white head. It kind of sticks around leaving a bit of lacing. This is really a nice looking beer, clear, golden. I'm interested. The smell is nice too. It comes out with some very nice pilsener malt graininess. Very nice graininess. And it has that brilliant lager cleanness. There's a bit of a caramelly, cakey, sticky malt, but not too much sweetness. I can also catch a whiff of some earthy hops, spicy, herbal, but not fruity and floral. Smells nice. The taste is good, too. Crisp and malty. This is what I want, noy as dark and rich as a doppelbock, but quite a bit more malty than any other lager. This is still quite refreshing. There's a nice tone of caramellized sugar, with a distinct barley graininess, with just a finish of some earthy leaves. Nice and sticky as it goes down, with great, big body, and there are no off-fermentation flavors. There's a crisp bite of carbonation. Good. I'm going to give this a good rating for drinkability. I really enjoyed it. It goes down well and I would definitely drink a few of these in a night, though at 6.2, wouldn't turn it into a session lager.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Photo of ZAP
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2005 review....

Still get a good hit of heat....nice malty tones but soft compared to the blonde DB...scores remain the same..(like the song remains the same)..much like a Blonde DB light....better than most for sure..
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The 2003 version is even better....awesome sweet vanilla malt...very malty and tasty...low on the hops...one of my favorite maibocks..


Boy you can smell the alcohol in this one...a white fizzy head sits atop a clear, clean, apricot colored beer....some maltiness on the nose...strong malt backbone dominates this beer with a very slight spicy hop finish...I like the flavor profile of this one...very heavy malt with notes of vanilla...maybe not the most complex beer in the world, but an excellent maibock I'd stack up there with the top dozen or so I've tried..

Photo of Thanby
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear golden honey color with lots of carbonation, and a thin white head. Smells like a roasted barley malt blended with honey, and a dash of lemon and hops to round out an enticing nose. First taste is a mellow, rounded malt with some Belgian-esque yeast and honey. Comes to a fairly quick finish where the late hops and citrus bittering linger to round out the experience. Light and balanced the whole way through, but far from the watery-ness you find in some of the more delicate brews gone wrong. Overall a wonderful bock that makes me wish I had purchased more.

Photo of SiphonKing
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty beer. Pours with an amber color topped wtih a tannish head. Carbonation bubbles cascade to the top of the surface. Aromas of malt hit the nose. Tastes of biscuity, bready malts and a slight hop presence coast the pallate. A delicious beer that hits the German style on target while reminding us that spring is just around the corner.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle(room temp) a medium gold with a smallish head of foam that dissipated quickly leaving a fine ring around the glass.

The smell is a malty smell that's actually pretty strong and inviting.

The taste is full of malty goodness with some grainy notes and just the smallest smidgeon of hop bitterness that lasts right through to the finish and...Wow, it kind of surprised me. Here, I have this average looking brew in my glass with absolutely NO foam and the flavour is an absolute delight! I admit, I've had little to no experience with a Maibock but if *this* one is typical, I think I rather like the style! And boy...is this baby drinkable...I wish I had some more!

Bottom line: Dang this is a great tasting brew! I recommend it!

Thanks to bditty187 for this sample!

Photo of malcontent
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, reddish-gold brew with just the smallest amount of head even after a "hard" pour. C'mon, I wanna be transported to Germany, not Germantown, WI.

Doesn't smell bad but far too biscuity for a bock of any kind. Mild nutty sweetness creeps in with a distant hop aroma falling in at the end.

Much stronger on the taste. Caramel sweetness is completely controlled by the noble hop finish. In fact, hops make themselves known throughout and not just on the conclusion. This is exactly what I want in a Maibock.

Good balance of body and bubbles. Despite the inauspicious beginning, I find this to be a worthy competitor with any of it's transatlantic cohorts. A solid offering for bock lovers.

Photo of garymuchow
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this more enjoyable than most others that have reviewed this, but this is a highly drinkable beer. Aroma is a little light, mostly of malt and rather sweet. Almost a corn like quality, although I'm not accussing the brewer of anything. Brilliant amber color with a medium head that settles rather quickly. Really nice flavor of pleasing malt, alcohol notes and a very clean presence. Slight bitterness twoards the finish leaving a long but not necessarily dry finish. Soft and fluffy, with a medium body and adequate carbonation. Could be a session beer but with that much alcohol it would be a short session. I like this.

Photo of beveragecaptain
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Capital Maibock has a clear, copper color with a large, white head. Sweet and toasty malt aroma along with spicy hops. Grainy flavor with toasted malt. Spicy hops in the finish. This isn't the most complex beer, but it very clean, with no noticable off flavor. There is some noticable alcohol flavor. Carbonation is slightly higher than average. This is one of the better beers from Capital, and it's very good on tap too.

Photo of BrownAleMale
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Capital Brewery poured into a Capital Brewery Pint glass.

Appearance- A golden color with reddish brown tint with very little white head.

Smell- Fresh bread and a slight woody and piney hop smell.

Taste- Bunches of malt perfect and I do mean perfectly balanced with a very light piney hop flavor.

Mouthfeel- Great carbonation with a scary smoothness.

Overall- The lightness and breadiness with complementing hops and perfect carbonation make this my favorite maibock.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a light brown clear body with a light tan creamy head that forms a film pretty quickly.

S- This smell of crystal malt and biscuit malt have a dryness to them that is nice. No hops are detected at all.

T- The biscuit malt comes through with a pronounced malty flavor that is not sweet or overly roasted. It finishes with a slight tangy flavor and a faint hop bitterness ends the taste. The hops add a nice support to the malt but there is no other hop flavors other than bitterness.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel.

D- This beer has nice crisp clean toasted malt flavors that are not complex but very fresh.

Photo of Sconi_tom
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of billamonster
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of windelbo
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MooseBoose
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StevieW
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Plain green label with the Wisconsin Capital. Medium shiny clear orange color. Off white head that doesn't last long. Alcohol noticable on the nose. Toasted malt flavors start the flavors, alcohol brings some heat and thin the body too. Toasted and sweet carmel malt flavors. Alchohol brings a thin light body to it. Almost syrupy at the finish. Definite warming quality to it. A pretty good beer and one of the few I have in the style.

Photo of MyMindSpray
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JohnnyChicago
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stein.

A: Pours a pale honey with a decent sized head.

S: Sticky sweetness from the malts arise along with a hop twinge atypical for the style.

T: Hops are present here as well. There is also the traditional Helles flavours: musty sweetness, a bit of sourness and a touch of spice in the finish.

D: Easy drinking and refreshing seasonal. Alcohol is hidden and flavours blend well.

Overall: It won't blow you away, but Capital has made a nice little seasonal in an underused style.

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rilesmiles
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MarshMan71
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of theholdsteady
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

My pour produced nothing more than some white wisps that quickly dissipated to nothingness. The color was a deep orangish- gold with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a malty sweetness that was in keeping with the style. The mouthfeel was full and almost creamy with a malty sweetness and even a little heat on the tongue. The finish continued to have a lingering sweetness. It was a bit too sweet for my tastes and not as drinkable as some of Capital's other beers.

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Maibock from Capital Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.