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Summit Maibock - Summit Brewing Company

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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jaydoc, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Danegerous123, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

mndanika, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Doyle, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

mmulebarn, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of savaship
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.

savaship, Nov 05, 2013
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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.

Pintofbrown, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

arnold931, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

zestar, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

AnalogErik, Oct 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

danflath, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Parker9000, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

kraticus41, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

heytomcat, Aug 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

dgherm, Jul 27, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap, this was a very nice, characterful, highly drinkable maibock if nothing really exciting.

Deep gold, it had a medium big, creamy off-white head slowly shrinking to thin foamy top and leaving a little lace. It looked good.

Aroma was raisiny grain, hay, hints of herb - a mild but nice, solid maibock type.

Taste was a creamy grain and raisiny sweetness, very lightly toasty, light but firm grassy-spicy bitterness, very faintly herbal, with raisiny bready aftertaste. Feel was nice and creamy.

Offa, Jul 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

FortKnox15, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Ragnarok88, Jul 11, 2013
Summit Maibock from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.