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Dominion Big Thaw Bock - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
As the chill of winter melts away, a new, lush world is revealed. Brewed with 100% malted barley and authentic german noble hops our Maibock is a perfect companion for the season of Spring.

(Beer added by: CuriousMonk on 02-05-2011)
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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

Served in Chalice
bottled 3/15/12

A. A very filtered copper orange. 1 inch head fades to a soapy build up on top.

S. Little citrusy notes from the hops and little pear notes. Not as fragrant as I would like in a beer.

T. Bitterness from hops leads to pear like flavor then to the barley malts.

M. Kind of creamy very light easy drinking.

O. Pretty refreshing beer for the season. When i think of bocks I think of the smoky dark hearty beer. This is a style i'd like to dabble in!

04-28-2012 05:26:18 | More by msh4k3
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-25-2012 14:07:22 | More by JonesD
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-23-2012 18:00:58 | More by Jfowler05
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-23-2012 01:35:44 | More by MasterQ
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-22-2012 01:19:16 | More by dugly2ugly
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2012 02:04:15 | More by avisong
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-18-2012 22:26:18 | More by cbyrd4088
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2012 18:40:04 | More by mfigueroa713
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2012 03:50:34 | More by PGVG
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-14-2012 00:02:47 | More by Profchaos20
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottled: 01/16/12; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch off-white creamy head with decent retention; Orange hued amber in color with a semi-hazy appearance and some floating sediment; Spotty lacing left behind

S - Notes of clove, esters, sweet citrusy lemon, and floral/spicy hops - nice invitation to take a sip

T - Lots of yeasty and fresh baked bread flavors accompanied by cereal and grains, esters, lemon zest, and a bit of spice; Aftertaste consists of lingering yeast and spice flavors; Alcohol briefly pokes through towards the beginning of the taste, but then disappears for good

M - Carbonation is a bit below moderate; Medium bodied; Finish is a bit dry

O - This beer seemed like a good choice for a day like today - chilly in the morning with comfortable warmth coming in the afternoon. This particular maibock wasn't one to break any ground, but it's certainly very drinkable and refreshing, and a solid brew to go along with the young Spring season.

04-07-2012 15:24:05 | More by TechTriumph
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-28-2012 05:21:10 | More by RoryOMoore
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Off tap at the Washington Dulles airport (concourse A, for the curious) this beer was a clear, 24k gold with a little rising carbonation. The one finger of white head retained itself as a delicate but firm collar. The aroma was of caramel malt, boozy alcohol, dry grains and slightly floral hops. Upon tasted it I detected sweet malt, caramel malt, biscuits, some diacetyl, floral hops and a hint of both herbal and citrus hops. The hoppy finish at the end was stronger than I expected and it threw me off, almost as though it had been influenced by a West Coast IPA. The mouthfeel was good, the body was medium and the carbonation light.

03-25-2012 18:17:25 | More by thekevlarkid
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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a little red tint. A two finger head forms on top, made up of small bubbles. Decent retention, leaving behind ringlets of thin lacing.

S: Toasted grain and bready malt with a little bit of citrus mixed in. A little bit of grass and a floral component.

T: Some bready malt initially, a little bit of citrus follows - some lemon peel, grass, and floral hops. Some light fruit as well - banana.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Would not guess it was 7.5%.

O: Solid beer, not spectacular, but pretty good. Would drink again.

03-23-2012 01:37:43 | More by mdaschaf
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-10-2012 19:22:40 | More by brewandstew
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-03-2012 23:25:53 | More by Hanzo
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-14-2011 23:20:02 | More by ROGUE16
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-24-2011 15:44:12 | More by EastCoastHawkeye
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-21-2011 00:04:02 | More by cfinch2
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New York

2/5  rDev -45.2%

11-17-2011 00:14:20 | More by sobeleg
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4.22/5  rDev +15.6%

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pure orange hue with a HUGE 3-finger white head that lasts forever leaving a great trail all the way down the glass. The head ends in a very persistent thick lace.

S: Hoppy floral aroma with a malty bock background.

T: Slightly sweet pilsner malt taste with a hoppy floral mix. Starts off crisp and finishes slightly dry.

M: Slighty strong and boozy. Medium body and heavy carbonation

O: This was a really good Maibock. It was a great balance between the hops and malt and had enough alcohol to make it interesting.

10-18-2011 00:22:51 | More by ckollias
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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%

I poured this nice beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees and it produced a nice big off white head. The beer smelled like bread and was a nice hay color. There was a slight hop note but not too bad and the beer was thick tasting. The beer also had good lacing. I will buy again.

10-04-2011 21:36:19 | More by Minkybut
Photo of dyoung3


3.1/5  rDev -15.1%

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Peculiar thing was that the bottle was a twist-off but the caps weren't....weird. Purchased from Harris Teeter, Washington DC.

Appearance: Fine, golden color with nice medium head that rose about two inches and stuck around for a good while.

Smell: Not much going on here; maybe some orange peel mixed with some vague malt notes.

Taste: Honestly a little bland. The flavor intensity is not where it should be in respect to the alcoholic content and therefore taste a little minerally. Almost like drinking a Pelegrino with vodka.

Mouthfeel: A little more alcoholic than expected which comes through on the mouthfeel.

Overall an ok beer but I would not purchase again. Too many other great choices.

06-10-2011 01:04:39 | More by dyoung3
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4.4/5  rDev +20.5%

A- Golden straw color with a touch of an orange hew to it. Pure white head about a fingers worth and it disappears quick.

S- Has a citrus fruity smell covered with a unique blend of malts and hops. But nothing really seems to strong or week. Very well balanced.

T- Toasted malt and citrus fruits with just a soft bitterness on the finish from the hops.

M- Has a thick creamy texture with a smooth soft finish.

O- This is a very nice beer. Very drinkable for me. Pick this one up next time you're out.

05-23-2011 02:18:23 | More by stckhndlr
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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%

12oz bottle poured into HotD tulip.

A- Light, clear orange with a thick, large bubbled off-white head.

S- citrus and sweet fruit.

T- Sweet malts and wheat.

D- A touch sticky, but pretty smooth.

O- My first try with Dominion. Not bad, maibock isn't my favorite, this is a decent brew.

05-12-2011 05:29:34 | More by HuskyinPDX
Dominion Big Thaw Bock from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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