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Maibock - Legend Brewing Co.

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84
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 04-23-2005)
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Reviews by doerickson:
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3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light amber with a foamy, three-finger off-white head that reduces to a wisp of froth. Brown sugar and biscuity malt aromas with a phenolic kick as well.

Crisp mouthfeel. Grainy, bready malt flavors up front, turning a bit syrupy as it warms. Just a hint of tea-like hops near the finish. It's not cloyingly sweet, but it is a very malty brew.

Hard for me to judge this within its style as I've had very few maibocks, but this was interesting to try.

doerickson, Apr 23, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a bottle and a half into a 1/2 liter stein.Pours a clear rich copper/bronze with a nice looking fluffy white head.great color clarity and crown.Aromas of sweet pizza dough,a hint of iron,and faint spicy hops.Flavors have some crispness with sweet dough again being prominant,mild alcohol comes into play along with that iron as well,not much hop presence although I detect faint spiciness.A better than average maibock although maybe not the best beer of choice on a warm day like today.To me it seems bigger than what it is.

oberon, May 28, 2013
Photo of VCUgrad
4/5  rDev +7.2%

VCUgrad, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Loveyourbeer, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of KenC
4/5  rDev +7.2%

KenC, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

avisong, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of yammy
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

yammy, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of nickd717
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber via trade as an extra thanks to billab914 on BA. I allowed my fiancee (damn I hate that word, I just need to get married already) to use half the bottle to cook a seafood stew and then I drank the other half of it with the stew. All of the above tasted great.

This beer pours a bright, clear golden-copper color with a thick two-finger white head that takes several minutes to fade and leaves some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very nice and fitting for the style. Sweet malt, nuts, earth, and a little toast/biscuit.

Flavor is also great. Sweetness level is spot-on and the beer is very well-balanced. Lots of caramel on the flavor, along with some light fruity notes, honey, earth, and some restrained bittering hops. Very tasty for the style.

Smooth on the palate with medium body for a maibock. Carbonation level is just about right.

A damn solid beer overall. Extremely drinkable. Really great for something that is 1) a lager, 2) not barrel aged, 3) less than 7% ABV, 4) not produced by a hyped up brewery, and 5) not that rare. I approve.

nickd717, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Swift989, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Bung
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. Lighter copper hued pour, bubbly white ring on top.

Aroma, very bready, some caramels.

Taste, fantastically bready. Some toasted notes, toffee some chocolate sneaks in there.

Lighter body, soft carbonation. A flavorful sessionable beer.

I heard this place makes some nice traditional German style brews, this did not disappoint.

Bung, May 18, 2013
Photo of biteme398
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, a bit on the amber side in terms of shading. The smell in unobtrusive and resembles many other lagers. A very crisp, clean taste with a little bit of hops in the taste, nothing radical. This actually is a pretty subtle beer, nothing jumps out but everything seems in its place.

biteme398, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Sanchezrox23
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber color with a tight, off-white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of fruit and caramel.

Tastes of sweet malts and a bit of hops. Malts have caramel and toasted bread mostly with some fruit sweetness. Some hops come in the end and add floral notes. Is fairly sweet overall.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, a good local offering that I would pick up again.

ocelot2500, May 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DavidHume, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Real nice looker of a bock. Great foamy carbonation off the pour settling to a solid foamy off white head. The body is a wonderful golden light bronze, quite light but wit a nice cascading amount of rising carbonation bubbles through it's crystal clear body.

Real nice bouquet. Good hints of light airy cinnamon and brown toast and mild sugar. Real nice malt backbone depth on this. Good amounts of nutmeg like warmth and sweetness but nothing sugary. Really nice bouquet, liking where this is going.

Palate lacks some of the diversity experienced on the nose. Subdued malt backbone on first sip. Clean finish, with a little hint of crisp but some decent density. A bit of sticky yeast dominating instead of the sugar and spicy aromas that don't seem to come through as much on the palate. The palate does present some nice sweet nutmeg and light brown sugars hinted on the nose, but they are not in the front compared to the sticky yeast that coats and takes over.

Overall a pretty decent bock regardless, good one to know about, might even be one of Legend's better brews as well.

smakawhat, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of TJBAIHWL
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Pilsner glass. Orange-amber with a 1-finger tan head that subsides slowly to just a thick film. The smell is toasted biscuit with a hint of sweetness.
Toasty and sweet malt hits you first, not a whole lot of hops, except for a little spiciness on the finish. Overall it's sweet and earthy. A little apple tartness showed up as it warmed a bit. Great mouthfeel, not too heavy or too light. As a few others mentioned, there is a little alcohol that becomes noticable after a few gulps, but I could drink this all night. I paired it with some lightly salted popcorn, which worked out pretty well. Overall a great slightly more affordable alternative to Dead Guy if you can get your hands on it.

TJBAIHWL, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of blackie
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: pours out a tight off-white head with low retention, medium bourbon amber in color

s: toasty/sweet euro dark lager malts - vienna and munich, give a crackery aroma with some brown sugar residue, benign hop aroma, decent maibock nose

m: carbonation moderate and a bit prickly, lighter in body with a slight slickness in the aftertaste

t: well flavored with toasty dark lager malts, notes of toasted crackers and a touch sugary, moving to a light balancing bitter in the finish as the sugars clean up, pretty nice and thankfully lacking in some of the off flavors often found with this brewer

d: no problem, a flavorful, drinkable lager

bomber from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond

blackie, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of obywan59
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

Orange in appearance against my white computer screen, but more of a light amber against the wall. A mixture of larger fast-rising bubbles and smaller ones rising more slowly.

Smell of sweet fruity malt with alcohol. Oddly, the fruit I get is banana. Appropriate for the glass, I suppose. On the second glass, it seems more like apple.

Taste of sweet malt and luscious caramel. Some occasional apple. Bitter taste of burnt malt, a bit harsh on the first glass, but mellows out by the second. I really don't get much hop character here. Alcohol is evident in the taste as well.

Medium thick body. Surprisingly strong alcohol burn in the throat for a 6.6. A decent tingle of carbonation.

An easy drinker, especially after the bitterness settles down. It tastes stronger than it really is.

obywan59, Jun 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Rhettroactive, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of arguemaniac
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish copper color with an initially robust head that diminishes quickly leaving only a slight lace. Sweat bready malt aroma. While the flavor is pretty restrained and nicely dry with just a touch a roast, like any good miabock, but it’s also a bit too fruity and not very smooth, unlike better examples of the style. On top of that, the alcohol is kinda harsh for 6.5%.

Kind of a let down considering it’s a stab at one of my favorite styles by one of my favorite breweries. Despite what I expected, I’m not entirely blown away. Still, it’s fairly solid and very drinkable, I was just expecting more…

arguemaniac, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of jimpyle48
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jimpyle48, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of nofunyons
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

nofunyons, Aug 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

ygtbsm94, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of beastlyz
4/5  rDev +7.2%

beastlyz, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of hopsaplenty
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle, no date info

Crystal clear burnished copper. Modest, fizzing head of loosely packed deep eggshell colored bubbles that quickly settles and disappears. There are a handful of sporadically active carbonation streams. Sweet, fruit nose, apples and caramel, nut meats, with some pointed alcohol, but inviting. Opens with a pleasing sweet, softly nutty note. Malty and rich, the apple and caramel kick in through the middle. Finishes with soft spicy hops at first and then smooth alcohol takes over, but it is masked by some sweet malt making it warming after the fact. The sweetness lingers along with the alcohol. Smooth and finely carbonated, possessing a medium body. Solid, enjoyable, and drinkable.

hopsaplenty, May 15, 2006
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Maibock from Legend Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.