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Summit Maibock - Summit Brewing Company

Summit MaibockSummit Maibock

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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%


Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADR on 02-09-2002)
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Reviews by burns1066:
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burns1066

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seems quite hoppy for a bock, but I'm not all that familiar with the Maibock style. All around, I found it uninspiring. Nice, lacy head, though! Medium body, non-descipt beer-ish smell, some OK citrus notes through the hops, but not thrilling. I'd drink it again, but I probably wouldn't buy it myself!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 02:03:26 | More by burns1066
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-12-2014 04:38:34 | More by ZEB89
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-30-2014 22:07:34 | More by TEdubbaD
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Nugganooch

California

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a FW Imperial nonic glass
Notes from 03/09/14

Thanks to Mid for this

A: Light hazy blonde body with a hint of caramel color. Massive bone white meringue on top. Settles out to a thick halo of suds leaving behind a gorgeous sheet of sticky lace in its wake.

S: Smells of grainy malt and caramel cracker. Wheat or Pilsner perhaps with a touch of honey sweetness. Grassy hops and a few earthy minerals come out in the aromas as well. Nice and clean with some good quality ingredients.

T: Taste is very smooth and balanced all around. Malted grain cracker with some dry grass and earthy hop bitterness. Has a slight Pilsner like quality to it. Hint of honey malt sweetness to the beer and I find the alcohol to be completely incorporated. This bock comes off very well crafted. Very clean, refreshingly crisp, and really well balanced.

M: Smooth and moderate to light body with a nice even level of carb. Touch of peppery bitterness. Nice drying frothiness towards the finish. Ends up a touch on the watery side of things but does not detract from my enjoyment.

D: A very drinkable warm weather bock. Light and crisp with some firm malt presence and nice hop bitterness. Really well done like I am finding most of Summits brews. Without flaw. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 22:10:10 | More by Nugganooch
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-24-2014 04:51:25 | More by Tafyob41
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tmcelvain

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-22-2014 02:16:20 | More by tmcelvain
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-16-2014 14:54:56 | More by DamageCase76
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-26-2014 10:54:18 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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Rudy

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-24-2014 19:06:32 | More by Rudy
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Rudes

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-04-2014 14:21:33 | More by Rudes
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-25-2014 23:10:48 | More by jaydoc
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-17-2014 04:13:59 | More by mattmarka1
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-27-2013 06:00:34 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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Danegerous123

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-23-2013 10:23:36 | More by Danegerous123
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mndanika

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-18-2013 18:50:33 | More by mndanika
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Doyle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-14-2013 18:09:56 | More by Doyle
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-13-2013 03:33:48 | More by XmnwildX12
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

11-16-2013 05:10:58 | More by mmulebarn
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-10-2013 15:44:33 | More by Shawner
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savaship

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cracking open the bottle of Summit's Maibock, I did a straight pour right into a tulip glass. Tulip glasses enhance the aroma and allow ample light in to review color, they are my first choice for reviewing.

The beer was a deep gold color I estimate about 12-14 SRM with a very pleasant floral and malt mix on the aroma, it had a nice 2 finger off-white head that lasted several minutes before falling to a standard ring at the edges of the glass.

I tasted the beer, and what a wonderful balance of what I am pretty sure are Hallertau hops (some of my favorite) and pale malts with a hint of light caramel malts. The balance between the specialty grains, regular malts and hops was exquisite, and pleasantly surprising! It is quite possibly the best balanced beer I've ever tasted.

The feeling in your mouth was wonderful, light and airy with a bit of heft that let you know you were drinking a hearty beer, but it wasn't trying to kill you.

Overall I highly enjoyed this beer, it had a lot of what I love in beers, good specialty malts, great hop selection, and a superb overall job.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 16:07:15 | More by savaship
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed from notes. Served in a shaker pint.

A foamy, white mass about a half finger in width dies quickly and barely covers the cap of this pale-gold beer.

The smells are clean and include some biscuit malt, sugary sweetness, and a bit of cereal grain.

I am surprised by the herbal and slightly sweet flavors out of the gate. Then comes some cardamom, earthiness, cereal grain, and a little bit of roast on the back end. These flavors are having a hard time meshing for me. I like the effort, just not what these profiles taste like all together.

This is another failing of this beer sadly.. This beer was watery thin, and even a little off putting. The finish is very dry and hard to get through.

Again, the downfall of this beer begins and ends with the mouth feel. It is also disappointing that this beer is entirely too grainy, and not malty enough for a bock.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2013 11:26:16 | More by Pintofbrown
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arnold931

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-22-2013 03:29:57 | More by arnold931
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-22-2013 01:46:19 | More by zestar
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-16-2013 14:37:42 | More by AnalogErik
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danflath

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-09-2013 02:46:19 | More by danflath
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Summit Maibock from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.