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Maple Bock - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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84
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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
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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5/5  rDev +34%

tjonkman1, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of xmorgan
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Señor Wong in St Paul

Appearance dark and a little reddish (poor lighting) with a dirty white head and great lacing

Smell: malty with no sweetness in the nose

Taste: Malty and a slight maple comes through

Overall not to sweat with balance malty and Maple tones

xmorgan, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of aparoche
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got a bottle from my buddy. This beer pours great into a pint glass. Looks and smells amazing. This beer will pour with a thick and creamy head. It looks beautiful. I was expecting more of a maple syrup taste since it is in the name but they definitely don't overdo it. The mouthfeel is just how it looks - thick and creamy. This is hands-down the best bock I have ever drank. The maple taste is there but it is not overdone and is in the background. If you see this beer at your local liquor store, it is a must-buy if you like bocks.

aparoche, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of Mikey58
4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a Willi Becher pint glass. This bock is darker than I expected...very dark brown with reddish tint on the outside. Beautiful khaki head formed. Settles quickly.
First tried this beer at a festival, where it was explained that the maple syrup used is made by the owner of the brewery. Very cool.
You don't get a big maple syrup flavor...more of a subtle maple wood hint. There is also a undertone of smokiness. I'm not usually a fan of smokey beers, but this is so subtle that it works for me. This is a very tasty beer.
The mouthfeel is so silky smooth; very enjoyable to drink.

Overall, this beer is killer. I paired this with a pork butt that I braised in this beer, and together it was awesome. Recommend.

Mikey58, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Joeyuwp
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Joeyuwp, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of mattfungus
4.58/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

as i've said before I get migraines from darker beers and I also get migraines from chocolate.

Fortunately I get both the flavor of choolate and NO migraine from this one. Yeah!!!

More syruoy than the winterland, less bitter and a nice chocolate buzz. Like winterland it seems to loose its flavor as it warms, at least the chocolate flavor.

The two side by side I'd go for the winterland first, but if I wanted one to go with vanilla ice cream or poundcake or shortbread this would be the perfect companion.

I could even see mixing it with butter, maple syrup and cream and pouring it over pancakes.

Yum!

mattfungus, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

rpvancamp, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Pauly2X
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Very dark mahogany, nearly opaque. One finger tan head with good staying power.

S- Deep rich caramel malts dominate with vinous dried fruits not far behind. Adding further depth and complexity is lighter notes of toffee, maple, and very faint notes of chocolate.

T- Rich caramel hits first but is not overpowering. This is accompanied almost imediately by mellow yet pronounced toasty and nutty notes. Any notes of maple seem restrained. The finish is very balanced with a light noble hop note.

M- Medium to full bodied with a slight carbonic bite that I feel is just barely enough to detract from some of the flavors.

O- This is truly a great bock. There are only two negative things I could say which are both fairly minor. First, the carbonation is a bit much, but this can also be fixed by a slightly harder pour to drive off the excess CO2. Second, it wasn't as "maplely" as I would of thought, then again that can also be attributed to brewing skill depending on the brewers intention. Intentions aside I really enjoyed this beer and I look forward to cellaring some to see how they develop.

Pauly2X, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of gonuts31
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another great offering from Hinterland. This is by far my favorite seasonal they offer. 16oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass

Appearance: Dark brown pour with a foamy head. Looks great and leaves a nice lacing on the glass
Smell: Was expecting a blast of maple syrupy smell, but instead its rich, smoky, and subtly sweet instead. No complaints because I was hoping it wouldnt be like drinking a bottle of maple syrup. Apparently this is brewed using maple syrup made by the brewery, which is a bonus.
Taste: Spot on. The "maple" isn't necessarily a syrupy taste, but again, more of a smoky, wood flavor that the syrup might have been stored in. Real maple syrup isn't like the Aunt Jemimi you get off the grocery store shelves. This tastes more like real maple syrup you would get off a farm.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Just as you would imagine a beer like this should be. I hate when a beer tastes great, but the mouthfeel doesn't match the taste characteristics. This beer pulls it off flawlessly.

Overall: Again, another spot on brew by Hinterland. I've heard they might offer this in a barrel aged and I can't wait to check that out.

gonuts31, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a deep, clear, ruby-red liquid with a decent medium-brown head above it. It had an absolutely super nose of maple syrup. The mouthfeel was medium, but slightly hot on the tongue, with a great malty sweetness. The finish evidenced a mild smokiness, imparted by owner Bill Xxxxx's homemade (!) maple syrup. Phew! Bartender, another, please.

woodychandler, Dec 23, 2005
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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 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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Riik3, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Klimm, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Lukass, May 11, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maple Bock pours a black color with a small white creamy head. There is a smokey sweet like aroma. The taste has a nice burnt malty taste, with just hints of a sweet maple. Good full flavor, nice dry bitterness at the end. Overall a very nice bock, full flavors, nice blend of syrup.

vette2006c5r, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of bound4er
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Dark brown appearance with a two finger tan head that recedes rather quickly to a covering skim. Laces moderately.

S. Rich notes of chocolate, vanilla, cream and maple. I could smell this all day.

T. Dark roasted malt, dates and figs. Finishes with lingering, bitter coffee-like flavors.

M. Creamy without being heavy. Really nice mouthfeel
with low carbonation.

D. Hinterland has nailed this beer. It is flavorful and easy to drink. I usually look past Bocks - this has changed my opinion of them. Worth seeking out.

bound4er, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: deep chestnut brown, hint of cloudiness, 1 finger head

S: nut, toffee, roasted, malt, and hint of maple syrup

T: sweet, malt, roasted, nutty, and subtle maple syrup

M: medium/heavy, chewy, smooth

D: I was very hesitant about getting this (i love beer and maple syrup, but together?) This beer just works so well. The alcohol warmth and flavor will quench your soul with WI goodness. This is a sipper and should NOT be missed.

BeerLover99, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of beerwolf77
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Sugar Maple. Served in a standard pint glass.

A: Dark brown nearing black. About a finger of dark tan head. Tiny bit of lace. Decent retention.

S:Sweet dark fruits. Hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee, roast nuts and brown sugar.

T: Much more coffee and chocolate in the flavor. Mild hop bite, dark fruit and maple nut. I was dreaming of maple syrup. Sadly I was a bit let down.

M: Smooth rich body. Mild carbonation.

D: I love bocks and this one does not disappoint. I wanted more maple but I'm not complaining. Very tasty.

beerwolf77, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of vespahulb
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the nose, you get a hefty whiff of Maple, dark brown sugar, a little earthy funk and perhaps a touch of rum or brandy.

The color is dark and rich, with a reddish hue, but a certain blackness towards the middle.

Upon first sip, damn this beer has gotten better with a little age. The maple syrup is really coming through big-time, now. Lot's of sticky dark brown sugar, hazelnut nuttiness, a touch of earthy hop bitterness.

Again, some age does this beer some good. The first bottles I cracked were nowhere near as amazing as this one. A knockout bock from Hinterland...I've never had anything else like it.

vespahulb, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a glass stien.

Appearance: Murky brown colored body with an off white almost tan head. Lacing is sticking everywhere.

Smell: Chocolate and Maple brown sugar oatmeal.

Taste: Mildly sweet malt profile that is huge dark chocolate, cocoa, carmel, and some maple. Also getting a woody and nutty taste. Some earthy notes are coming out as well. Aftertaste has a grassy hops kick with some mild astringency that seems to balance the beer nicely against this beastly malty profile.

Mouthfeel: Meduim bodied beer with moderate carbonation almost becoming a beer with high levels of carbonation. Really dry finish which also helps balance the beer.

Overall: My first Hinterland beer. It is a good beer and I really enjoyed it, but it was not what I expected at all. I wanted the maple to become more of a star player in this beer and it was not at all sweet like I thought it would be. Not really a bock to me either. Regardless, of those minor details this beer is still damn good!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 08, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received as an extra in trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearence: Pours a deep garnet to brown with a 2 finger dull gray/brown crown that shows decent retention and lace.

Smell: Maple syrup over moderately roasted malt (probably talking out of my a@s but caramunich perhaps?). Fairly one dimensional but good.

Taste: Sames as nose + a faint hint of cocoa.

Mouthfeel: A touch thin / watery for my liking.

Drinkability: Very drinkable although a better flavor profile would bump this category score up to 5.0

koopa, Sep 02, 2010
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
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Maple Bock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.