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Maple Bock - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 17
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 03-01-2005)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Ross_Haddow, Aug 04, 2013
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Photo of mrquartetman
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Web description promises that "hints of chocolate and caramel malts and a touch of maple syrup fill your nose. Maple Bock enters your mouth dense, and full. With the nice taste of a solid bock, maple syrup flavor doesn't overpower the rest of the beer." Try as I might, I couldn't find maple in either the nose or the flavor. It pours with a very nice, dark color and firm head. It is a chocolatey, dense beer that comes off more like a stout than a bock. A good to very good beer, but not a great one.

The web site lists it at 6.8% abv, by the way.

Comes in a 16 oz bottle.

mrquartetman, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Nemers
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Nemers, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

richkrull, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thick dark brown in color, this beer shows deep red highlights. It develops a sexy rocky, thick light brown crown of head just over two fingers tall. It shows good retention, fading to thick foam only after a good amount of time sitting, and leaves thick lacing in webs.
It's almost standard bock here but for a strength both in ingredients and alcohol, seeming to straddle the line between bock and doppelbock but giving me no qualms about believing bock. The malts backbone is solid, laying down a good foundation to work with. Alcohol steers clear of being too fusel or ethanolic but adds warmth. There's just the slightest hint of coffee and a touch of something like vanilla in a very light sweetness. Maple adds some slight character to it, but for the most part is boiled out, I can assume. just a touch of smoke/roast character makes this on a well-rounded brew.
The body is strong without being too heavy for the style. It leans that way, but it stops just short. It's pretty smooth with a bit of creaminess in the texture after just a very slight crispness up in front.

Brenden, Apr 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

weonfire, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of cokes
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark crimson brown, that approximates black unless back lit. The dark tan suds never gain much size, but collect in pockets of large bubble around the sides of the glass and slide their way down.
Potent aromatics of dark chcolate, caramel fudge, prunes, Brandy, and coffee. Maple can possibly be teased out, but it's just as lighly a byproduct of some of the sweeter element that come through more strongly.
The nose promises something that will drink like booze-soaked chocolate cake batter, and that's not too far from what it delivers, though in a dialed down, more drinkable format, with a side of espresso. Toss in a hefty dollop of caramel, toasted nuts, prunes, and a dusting of dark chocolate.
It enters the mouth porty, dense, and full, then deflates as it travels towards the throat. Carbonation is stunted, then seems to die altogether. With a better feel representation, this could be a home run of a bock- it's a solid stand-up double as it- just don't come here expecting a bottle of maple syrup.

cokes, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz bottle, been holding this one a while

appearance: served in an imperial pint, dark muddy-amber body, thick creamy tan head with strong retention.

smell: dry chocolate, some nice dark fruits, earthy and rustic

taste: Really nice - creamy chocolate, raisin, maple provides really nice texture and depth, char and smoke, earthy malts. The complexity of this one is really nice - dark fruits gently soaked in booze, earthy and chocolatey

mouthfeel: full body, creamy and rich

drinkability: good

dirtylou, Jan 08, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark caramel brown with ruby highlights. Agressive, creamy, off white head leaves ample lacing down the glass.

S - Burnt sugar, maple syrup, and toasted marshmallow aromas are strong from the start, giving way to more roasty scents at the end.

T - Nice and roasty, almost a cola flavor. maple syrup balances the subtle bitterness from the roast. Not too complex, very rounded. The alcohol sneaks in, but is well hidden.

M - Not too vigorous, not too creamy. The carbonation breaks up the flavors to keep any one from getting too intense.

O - Very nice beer. The maple can be hit and miss. I'd like more maple in a Maple Bock, but beggars can't be choosers.

RocPorterFanatic, Mar 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

leinie13, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Kunstman, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jdkitchi, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Bung
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml. A very dark pour, layer of cream head that retained a while.

Aroma, malty caramel, toffee. Maple I suppose.

Taste, Malty caramel again. Some burnt malt and fig. I don't get the overly harsh that others found. Tad of molasses, cocoa.

Light side of mid, maybe a little thin but not badly. Abv is a little high for a bock but only slightly warming.
I found this to be quite pleasant.

Bung, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Russet brown coloration, tan foam that lasts for awhile. Eventually the foam settles and dwindles down to a wispy skim.

Authentic 100% maple syrup aroma comes out as it warms, but is muted if served cold. Earthy sweetness like molasses and real maple syrup (obviously).

Robust flavor, bittersweet with some chocolate malt, woody toastiness, finishing dry with no residual sweetness at all. Similar to real maple, it's not a sweet taste or cloying either. Lingering traces of hearty malt flavors. Medium bodied, but easily drinkable. The dryness is a nice characteristic, more pleasant that ultra-sweet bocks.

emerge077, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours dark brown with some reddish tints. There's also about a half inch light tan head that stays around for a while. There's also a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like maple, caramel, molasses and some sweet malt. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there's also a slight bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and smooth with moderate carbonation. This is the second Hinterland beer I've tried, and I've liked them both. I'll definitely try more of their other beers! $9.99 a 4-pack.

bluejacket74, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland stange. "Beer brewed with maple syrup" no date or additional info.

A - The moderate pour from the bottle like a tapped tree gave way to short-lived but beautiful cascading and a thick two-finger tan head. Moderate retention and thick lace coat the glass above the black beer. Holding it up to the light reveals the color to be a dark but clear bronzed mahogany.

S - Maple wood and smooth sweetness open up the aroma of Maple Bock nicely. Toasted but sweet Vienna and caramel malts hold the fort as a lingering smoke note wafts in from the open-flame boiling of the syrup. Light notes of earthy hops compliment the heavily malted aroma. No real maple syrup comes through, but wasn't meant to. It was added, mainly, for the fermentable sugars. It's fantastic for a traditional bock, which is what was aimed for.

T - The entry is smooth with a mellow malty and maple syrup sweetness that balances nicely but the malts come off much more roasted in the flavor. This imparts a rough dry cocoa-like flavor and texture to the finish. An earthy, dirty, rustic profile is added from the maple syrup and earthy hops. While there is sweetness present, the balance is definitely dry and earthy-heavy.

M - Smooth and supple starting out, this medium-full-bodied bock edges a little too far towards a harsh dry finish for both the style and for my taste. Moderate carbonation follow-through.

D - While I knew not to expect actual maple syrup in the aroma and flavor, I continued to desire it, but that didn't keep me from enjoying this new Hinterland brew. It never gets over-the-top or too unbalanced in any way but I'd be hard-pressed to jump right into a second pint of it without something lighter to swig.

BeerFMAndy, Jan 11, 2011
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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

SF_Posse, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

enelson, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

CraigTravor, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

buschbeer, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of blackie
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: lager glass, the bock is a deep brown the color of burnt sugar, topped with a healthy ocher head

s: heavily caramelized malts, dark sugars and a sweet maple syrup aroma, rum raisin, bittersweet chocolate, smoky roast, layers of complexity

m: carbonation low, medium-full body, smooth and creamy

t: fantastic flavoring - lots of dark sugars and a rich maple flavor, nuances of dark chocolate with a bitter roast coming out in the finish, date and raisin, heavy caramel, toasted grain, earthy hops with a mild bitterness, delicious

d: this one came out of nowhere, a richly flavored bock that's a pleasure to drink

500 ml bottle from dirtylou, paired with a "kitchen sink"

blackie, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of tvv375ia
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from 16 oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-dark ruby with about 2 finger head that faded to a small cap

S-not much in the way of a maple smell but some roasted malt and a little dark fruit

T-again not the maple taste I was hoping for but definitely drinkable

M-nice medium bodied for a little creminess

O-probably not something I would ever turn down if offered but just not enough maple flavor for me to warrant buying again

tvv375ia, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

CWhite, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

athouve1, May 18, 2012
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Maple Bock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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