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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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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

ygtbsm94, Mar 24, 2012
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 Rifugium
2.24/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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.

Rifugium, May 25, 2013
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 Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Rhettroactive, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

atrocity, Aug 14, 2014
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 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 Boto
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Boto, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ncaudle, Oct 13, 2012
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 JayQue
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

JayQue, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

avisong, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of JISurfer
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

JISurfer, Jan 08, 2006
Photo of Jimmys
2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Jimmys, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of mmmbeer
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

mmmbeer, Jun 02, 2005
Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Mattyb79, Mar 06, 2013
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 16, 2011
Photo of e30todamax
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

e30todamax, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of DavidHume
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DavidHume, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +7.2%

MarvinSnyder, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of PGVG
3/5  rDev -19.6%

PGVG, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Dave1999
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Dave1999, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Sanchezrox23
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

SonOfKyuss, Feb 04, 2013
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Maibock from Legend Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.