Maple Bock - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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84
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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
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

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(Beer added by: cokes on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of tvv375ia
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
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

Photo of rayj212
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of shadow1961
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hinterland Maple Bock pours a finger of tan foam over an inky brown fluid. Carbonation is very subdued and the head collapses into a sticky disk pretty quickly. The nose suggests a myriad of dark flavors- molasses and bitter chocolate predominate, with notes of raisin. The flavor is big, bold, and straightforward- sweet dark malts, with touches of diacetyl, grain, and dark chocolate, finishing with bitter notes of espresso and herbs. Mouthfeel is full is round, drying a bit, though the maple syrup that I feel contributed to the drying did impart a very mild impression of syrup in the aftertaste. Good solid brew.

Photo of RichH55
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CWhite
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of vande
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eyed this all day, and finally split a four pack with a coworker...

a - a nice light brown, deep amber pour with decent sized, soft looking head

s - light notes of the maple syrup, sugar...some maltiness - but again, lighter than I'd hoped...

t - get a nice, light hit of the maple presence...mixed amongst a decent malt backbone..touch of smoke...

m - pretty palatable

0 - pretty decent beer... perfect w/ pancakes, eggs, and bacon!

Photo of kawilliams81
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Stone Ruination IPA pint.

A- pours a dark copper, 2 finger tan head. Some lacing that resides quickly.

S- toasted malts, slight smoke, maple syrup

T- sweet toasted malts, some smoke, just a hint of vanilla. Maple syrup comes through more as the beer warms.

M- medium body with a lighter carbonation feel. Easy drinking beer with nice crispness at the finish.

O- liked this beer but nothing outstanding. Not sure if I would by again, but would drink again.

Photo of innersanctum
2.4/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had all sorts of anxiety before opening this bottle; how much maple would there be, does the maple over power this lager, is the APV too high oh lord?

It looked good in my snifter, a slick black brew with minimal head which disipated fast, but, I'd just poured it after walking in from a January night dog walk. Was my nose too stuffed up to appreciate the bouquet? In fact it wasn't. There are faint hints of a roasty stout, but that's it, faint hints. There is a light lingering hop after taste, but let me emphasize 'light'. After a while this opened up to some more flavors but beyond that there was not much to taste from this Maple Bock, not even the maple! This was a let down from Hinterland, but not all was lost with a steal of a purchase at $3 for a single pint bottle from Armanetti's on Lincoln.

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Cougar990
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of gonuts31
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

Photo of Mikey58
4.78/5  rDev +28.5%
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.

Photo of Joeyuwp
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of mattfungus
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
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!

Photo of rocklibster
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of myspoonistoobig
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz bottle shared with my mom.

Appearance: beautiful deep amber, robust head up front slowly dissipates, fine lacing.

Smell: big medium-weight maltiness, molasses, no notable hop characteristic. No maple that I can detect.

Taste: more of the maltiness, hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: outrageously smooth, creamy carbonation. Like a silk pillow for my tongue.

Overall: nice, drinkable beer. Jeez, I just now looked at the ABV. This could be a troublesome beer.

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bootsdomino
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep cola brown rimmed by a thin brown collar.

S: A big whiff yields rich chocolate and caramel malts as well as some herbal/hay-like attributes.

T: Wasn’t quite sure if the herbal scents were actually hops or something else, but the flavor confirmed my suspicions. Starts out surprisingly bitter, transitioning into coffee and chocolate flavors. Bitterness easily overshadows what little sweetness the maple might have contributed. Finish is long and heavy on the roasted malt.

M: Smooth slick body with a bone dry finish. Moderately carbonated, yet feels pretty snappy.

Maple wasn’t too apparent for me in the flavor, although its effects were noticeable in the mouthfeel. I’m wondering if this was a sweeter beer when released in the spring (early summer?). It was also hopped a bit more heavily than I’ve previously experienced in the style. Still, all things considered, a tasty option.

Photo of aparoche
5/5  rDev +34.4%
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.

Photo of Winter
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with amber highlights on the bottom. Thick khaki-colored head. Dusty cocoa aroma, with sweet malt and a hint of maple. The mouthfeel is medium in body with a soft carbonation. The taste starts off with a malty front followed by dark fruit. There's a touch of maple sweetness in the middle. The finish has slight smokiness to it, with burnt raisins toward the back.

Very nice winter beer. Love the rich maltiness of this combined with the sweet maple and bock flavors.

Maple Bock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.