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Maibock - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%


Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 05-05-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by SamN:
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SamN

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This maibock pours a nice amber/mahogany-hued color. Head is a little weak, a darker tan color, less density that preferred, doesn't last. Still, a pretty appetizing color and overall look.

Smell is fantastic! Lots of nutty malt flavor that is so perfectly balanced with the maibock hop character. Spicy, creamy, nutty, vinegary and a tad fruity. Amazing smelling maibock, full bodied nose. Such intense aromas, so good.

Taste is definitely all maibock, but a little subdued. Lots going on. Some toffee, roasted barley and an assertive hop finish that never gets obnoxious, adds just the perfect amount of bitterness needed to round out the fantastic malt presence. Creamy malt tastes that are quite nutty with notes of hazelnut and rye. There's nothing to really dislike about it. Maybe there's a hint of metal twanginess in there, but you really gotta search for it.

Body, too, is really good. Bigger bodied and ridiculously smooth and mellow, carbonation is low and that's a good thing with this beer. Can you imagine this all spritzy and lively? Heavens.

Overall, probably the best beer I've had from Fort Collins. They are truly Masters of all bock styles, they have this down pat. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 22:46:46 | More by SamN
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Chimay Chalice.

A: Deep copper. White head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Malt is sweet. Toffee. Dark fruits. Lack of hop presence in the aroma.

T: Bready toast. Yeasty. Malty sweetness. Toffee.

M: Light. Refreshing. Sessionable as hell. Yet, there isn't much to this. The type is dead on.

O: Great. Cannot complain about that at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 01:08:51 | More by ahommell
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-22-2014 23:04:32 | More by appetiteforparis
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a barely clouded, light chestnut color with a middling head of. ight tan foam. Head. rops rather quickly to a thick film. Scattered lacing remains.
Smell is nicely malted with notes of wheat, wood and light hops, a mix of light and dark fruits, and some smooth whiskey. Extremely well balanced.
Taste is exactly what the nose promises, a great balance of malt, wood, wheat, hops, fruit, and whiskey.
Body is more than medium but less than full. Effervescence is lighter, somewhat smooth and, while warming to an extent, refreshing as well. This is a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 18:04:14 | More by PorterLambic
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-07-2014 22:24:45 | More by Nlawrence301
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-16-2013 16:14:37 | More by jaydoc
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MisterE

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-02-2013 22:05:26 | More by MisterE
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-25-2013 00:27:18 | More by Azpittil57
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-02-2013 02:22:06 | More by AlaskanYoung
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pinnser

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-01-2013 00:37:20 | More by pinnser
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-27-2013 13:57:29 | More by -ronin-
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2013 05:04:37 | More by Rhettroactive
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nakedninjaturtle

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-08-2013 20:17:04 | More by nakedninjaturtle
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-30-2013 22:08:02 | More by ChrisKayler
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denver10

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a firey orange-caramel-golden with a nice white head and constant effervescence. A nice floral, honey, and caramel aroma and complimentary flavor. A creamy, active body to this. Overall, finding that I might be warming to the maibock style. Not really a FCB fan, but did enjoy this one. Would drink again, though might not be rushing to the gates for it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 00:08:24 | More by denver10
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-19-2013 03:04:13 | More by Jason
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swoopdog

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-04-2013 22:07:37 | More by swoopdog
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Garrett092112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-23-2013 22:40:51 | More by Garrett092112
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KajII

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Dimpled Mug]

The pour was a clear medium brown with a reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film with a medium collar and had good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of sweet bread malts and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (raisons) and a healthy nutty scent.

The taste was extremely malty with a bold toffee sweetness along with a hint of dark fruit from the get go, progressing slightly with a mild bitterness and a smooth bitter nutty ending. The flavor was average in duration with the nutty bitter taste left behind to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a carbonation that was a little more than mild in intensity.

Overall this was a malty sweet brew with a bold taste of toffee and a nice nutty ending...

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Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 18:58:49 | More by KajII
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-09-2012 14:58:25 | More by tbone1384
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-17-2012 16:57:05 | More by Beer21
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-28-2012 01:10:33 | More by MarkyMOD
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Mick-e-d


3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-14-2012 00:43:50 | More by Mick-e-d
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Fort Collins Oak-Aged Maibock. Served on tap at Taco Mac Decatur on 4/25/12. Reviewed from notes.

$5.50 for 11oz.

(Appearance) Color is a deep orange color with a little haziness, and a light white surface cover, beer looks smooth and slick. Appearance is good overall, if not underwhelming. 3.5

(Smell) Mild wood tones over dark caramel and German malts makes this a malt heavy beer with a touch of sweet malt aroma. Potency is very low. Decent. 3

(Taste) Sweet toasted german malts and a hint of toffee with a distinct fruity wood finish. Avoids being too sweet but comes close, oak aged tones are also low in presence here but somewhat noticeable. Flavors are pleasant and approachable, but not overly exciting. An overall pleasant drink. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Flat? It has a very slick texture, almost no carbonation to be found in the beer. It could use a boost in the department. Alcohol presence is medium, body is medium/low. Oak doesnt offer much flavor but does leave the palate very dry. Sub-par texture doesn't really give the flavor any more life, and it needs some badly. 2

(Overall) This oak-aged Maibock is on the sweet side of things but may be fitting for a small minority of drinkers. There's not much excitement in the flavor and texture of the beer and the sweetness may be cloying to some, like drinking a light syrup. Overall it's a decent bock but not something I'd seek out again nor recommend at any higher price. 3

Fort Collins Brewing's
Oak Aged Maibock

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 02:27:49 | More by Jadjunk
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TampaHefeMan

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-14-2012 22:10:49 | More by TampaHefeMan
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Maibock from The Fort Collins Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.