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Maple Bock - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 03-01-2005)
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kylehay2004, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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 RblWthACoz
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%

This is a nice enough beer, but it strikes me as more of an interesting novelty type of production than anything overtly noteworthy. The maple syrup provides a sweet and pleasant tone that defines things, but also limits everything as a whole to the maple syrup and what it provides.

RblWthACoz, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

nickfl, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%

Hinterland Maple Bock. Beer brewed with maple syrup. One pint. Brewed and bottled by Green Bay Brewing Company, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Dark auburn hue, slim tan head.

Aroma: sweet and malty, earthy, nutty….maple-y.

Taste: all that from the nose climbs on board the palate. Mild and subtle, smoothy and easily consumable. Medium-bodied. Sweet, maple-y finish. Hops are muted, malt is king. Absolutely approachable and fairly pleasing to the tongue.

I don't mind this one, but it's clearly outside my bag. Not in my wheelhouse, as some are fond of saying (I'm not.). No ABV given, but I'd put it around 5.5%, maybe. This has to have it's fans out there, but as for me, I think one is good enough.

feloniousmonk, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.88/5  rDev +4%

Pours hazed brown with a slightly red tint and a foamy tan head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of earthy notes, bread, nuts, caramel and a hint of maple. Soft nose.

The taste is of caramel/toffee, nuts, dark bread. Maple is just enough to give it a unique sweetness and more complexity without being too sweet or masking. Earthy notes and some grass keep the sweetness balanced. A touch of warmth comes through in the finish.

Malty lager smoothness and appropriate carbonation level fit wonderfully.

A nice darker bock with a touch of maple. A well-made lager! Pairs well with smoked ham!

jwc215, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%

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
Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours a dark brown color with a white head and some lace. Aroma of toasty malts, dark fruit, nuts and coffee,

In the taste, dark fruit and a bit of maple syrup, especially growing syrupy in the aftertaste like Log Cabin maple syrup which I enjoy thoroughly.

Medium bodied feel and well carbonated. Overall, this is a pretty good bock, I like the maple influence and hints of toffee.

Stinkypuss, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

brandoman63, May 18, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%

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
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%

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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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

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 22, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -18.8%

Picked up a bottle (overpaid) for $3.99 at Vintage Estates.

A - Looks more like a porter than a bock. Deep black with a 1/2 inch of mocha colored head.

S - Initial smell is sweet with workings of bock tones. Biscuit malts, mild hops, and some sweet malts which I assume is maple but very faint.

T - Wow despite of all the reviews I can't believe how medical hopped this is! Borderline acidic I get very little bock tones maybe some roast or biscuit. Maple flavors do prove some sweetness but it is again faint.

M - Medium bodied and again acidic. Kind of hard to drink.

Overall I wouldn't consider this a maple beer or even a bock since I got mostly roast I consider it mainly a porter. Wouldn't buy again.

DrDemento456, Mar 31, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%

A-Muddy brown colored...no head..

S-Chocolate brownie aroma..fudge...very light maple impression

T-A lot of chocolate...I expected maple but got chocolate...whatever...it works....tasty...lacks basic bock characteristics for the most part or they are overridden by the chocolate..

M-Low carbonation....easy drinking...

O-Don't expect a lot of maple....don't expect a lot of basic bock characteristics...DO expect a nice tasty beer. A bit different but enjoyable and drinkable.

ZAP, Apr 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Duff27, Jan 15, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +8%

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
Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +7.2%

enelson, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of cokes
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%

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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +16.1%

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
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Poured into a snifter.

2.5 A: Black color. About two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is poor and no lacing is left.

3.5 S: Super smoky with a deep supple roastiness. There is some maple syrup, but I was expecting more. Grainy malts. Not much else going on here.

3.5 T: Grainy malts with a dry roastiness. A touch of smoke, toastiness, and a light chocolate. Maple syrup is very hard to detect and without "maple" in the name of this beer, there would be no way of knowing it is there. This should be labeled a schwarzbier since that's what it tastes like.

2.5 M: Lighter medium body. A bit too much carbonation, which is quite biting. Lacking creaminess.

3.0 D: Not bad, but I'm not impressed and I'm a bit disappointed given the very low maple contribution.

DavoleBomb, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Bung
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

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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Maple Bock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.