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Summit Maibock - Summit Brewing Company

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363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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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%

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.

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

Iowa

2.78/5  rDev -22.6%

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.

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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Parker9000

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-02-2013 12:15:33 | More by Parker9000
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kraticus41

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-13-2013 13:45:32 | More by kraticus41
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-28-2013 02:51:14 | More by heytomcat
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-06-2013 21:05:23 | More by mpalestino
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-27-2013 11:08:07 | More by dgherm
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Offa

California

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

07-24-2013 02:54:28 | More by Offa
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

07-20-2013 01:59:02 | More by FortKnox15
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-11-2013 17:23:37 | More by Ragnarok88
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HardWater

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-08-2013 15:26:57 | More by HardWater
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-08-2013 11:22:44 | More by Bromine
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-07-2013 15:45:44 | More by TubbyDullard
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silverking

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-06-2013 19:40:02 | More by silverking
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bsnone

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-23-2013 16:26:56 | More by bsnone
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jono0101

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-19-2013 15:50:43 | More by jono0101
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-11-2013 02:36:23 | More by Fargrow
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falconxman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-11-2013 00:05:41 | More by falconxman
Summit Maibock from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.