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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002)
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of benfranklin
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's the end of May and I may be finishing the last of this year's production, but this particular bottle of Capital's Maibock still satisfies. The malt and the lingering hops and yeastiness still make for a worthy treat. Maybe I'll catch one of these earlier next year. (Excuse me, while I finish 'er off....)

Photo of Tracker83
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Hoolie5
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Lurkerson
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

Photo of AmoDman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of guityler83
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden carmel colored, crystal clear, full finger of head that falls quickly.

S: Sweet toffee, carmel, almost an apple like charecter

T: Rich malt forward profile. carmel, toffee and toast. sweet in the finish

M: a bit of hot alcohol, dry finish, moderate carb'd.

O: A solid maibock that would pair well with food.

Photo of Mdodge8837
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TheSSG
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, soft, fizzy head that is surprisingly persistent. Sweet malt behind floral hops. Brilliant dark gold hue. A nice sweet malt (reminiscent of alcohol's sweetness) with floral hop bitterness which peaks to a low-medium bitterness. Then it cascades down with a MONUMENTAL malt finish with floral hops peaking through as it goes.

I LOVE this bier! Perfectly balanced. A Maibock to compete with the best of Germany. Nice, medium hops balanced off STUNNING maltiness. The way these two elements play amongst each other is just wonderful to experience on your tongue.
I eagerly await the coming of Maibock season just for this one (And Lakefront's "Big Easy").

Photo of Satan70
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bismarksays
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Tiburon
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of avschmitt
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Wiscivore
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jimboe
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of engberg88
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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