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Maibock - Legend Brewing Co.

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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

03-24-2012 22:15:35 | More by ygtbsm94
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

05-28-2013 19:37:38 | More by oberon
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.24/5  rDev -39.9%

First had: on tap at Legend

Clear amber pour with a ringlet of white bubbles. Light aroma of caramel malts, diacetyl, mild grassy hops. More of this in the taste, sweet, thinned out caramel malts, grains, diacetyl off-flavors, light grassy and earthy hops. Light body. Overall not impressive and even a bit messy, which is not good for a style that really shouldn't be that hard to formulate.

05-25-2013 02:17:39 | More by Rifugium
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

07-28-2013 20:22:46 | More by smakawhat
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-21-2013 04:19:47 | More by Rhettroactive
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

08-14-2014 12:11:50 | More by atrocity
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blackie

California

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

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

07-29-2010 04:00:10 | More by blackie
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Bung

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

05-18-2013 02:03:08 | More by Bung
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Boto

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

Draught @ Brewpub: This one poured a crystal clear coppery color. There was very little of an off-white head on it, and it left no lacing. It has a rich, malty nose. Hints of roastiness, chocolate and dark fruit. The taste is good. Lots of malts, yet hardly sweet at all. Slightly nutty and hints of dark fruits. Nice. Surprisingly good, as the other offerings in the pub were pretty bland.

08-24-2011 15:09:53 | More by Boto
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-13-2012 15:33:08 | More by ncaudle
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nickd717

California

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

06-28-2010 17:42:34 | More by nickd717
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JayQue

Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%

Nice Maibock. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a big white head. Good head retention and plentiful scattered bands of lacing.

Aroma is bready and caramel malt, grassy hops and some toffee type aroma.

Taste is more of the same, mostly a malty beer, but the grassy hops bitterness shows up in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, like most lagers. There is a little alcohol presence as well.

Overall a nice winter/spring beer.

02-20-2014 01:53:44 | More by JayQue
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2014 02:39:57 | More by avisong
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -14.7%

Well, this one started out awesome, then kind of fizzled out. I guess you can't have everything all the time. Though it didn't really impress me, I would be willing to try thier other beers. The head on this baby was very thick and foamy. It had great retention, which did last a long time. The smell was just your average malt/hop aroma, with nothing else to back it up. Kind of a let down IMO. The taste atleast had some caramel going on, as well as a slight alcohol taste, to keep it going. All in all, not bad, but also not good. Just average to me.

01-08-2006 06:07:31 | More by JISurfer
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -25.5%

12oz bottle into tulip. my bottle says 7% abv.

A: very clear amber. head is bright white and not very impressive. retention is a mere rim of foam. lacing is minimal.

S: sweet caramel malts almost remind me of fresh figs. maybe a little grassy? yeah, definitely some fruit too.

T: body is similar to the nose, hits big with a toasty, grainy, bready caramel sweet flavor. sweetness dries out pretty quickly and leaves some sugar into the finish, but not nearly as much as the initial flavor. certainly better than the nose, but nothing exceptional.

M: average carbonation on a medium-ish body.

D: not awful, but i certainly wont be trying this again. seek out some other brews from legend instead like their brown or porter.

04-12-2012 02:09:52 | More by Jimmys
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%

22 oz. with no freshness date, served chilled in a pilsner glass. Pours an amber/orange color with some sediment floating around and a 1 finger tan head that doesn't leave lacing until the second pour. Smells of caramel, hops, earth, and perhaps corn. It has a medium body with a fair amount of carbonation and there are grassy/floral hops on the palate that deliver a nice bitterness. These are balanced by a buncha malts which are all at once sweet, grainy, nutty, biscuity/toasty, with some bubblegum and diacetyl notes. It has traces of alcohol and metal which are the reason the taste isn't a five. It seems to be more concentrated on the malts in the beginning and hoppier toward the end. I'm not sure how true to style this is, as the only maibock I've had is Dead Guy, and it's been a good six months since I've tried it, but this is a tasty beer either way.

06-02-2005 04:59:20 | More by mmmbeer
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

05-15-2011 23:43:30 | More by ocelot2500
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-06-2013 13:15:17 | More by Mattyb79
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-24-2013 16:45:31 | More by e30todamax
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-01-2014 20:04:53 | More by MarvinSnyder
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PGVG

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-22-2014 23:16:34 | More by PGVG
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-03-2014 03:17:00 | More by DavidHume
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured amber with a white foamy head.

The smell is fruity,rasins,plums,cloves,figs,quite lovely.

The taste is not quite as nice as the smell but its fruity with the rasins and plums prominent.

The mouth feel is quite well carbonated and refreshing.

Overall a pretty good beer pretty similar to dead guy ale but at a better price.This bottle was also 7% abv.

04-02-2012 00:32:28 | More by Dave1999
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arguemaniac

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%

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…

07-16-2006 08:26:39 | More by arguemaniac
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-04-2013 20:55:53 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Maibock from Legend Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.