Brinkley's Maibock - Free State Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.28/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a six from my local liquor emporium on the way home from the office tonight.
Pours a light amber, with a steady, lacy white head.
Grainy malt, with just a hint of floral hops, but way in the background.
Really grainy, with significant tartness from the combination of sweet malts and hoppiness. It's kind of an odd combination because the hops are so prevalant, out of balance. I'd prefer both to be reduced quite a bit, making it more pallatable.
There is some breadth in the mouth, given the malty backbone and hoppy highlights.
Tasty for something different in the summertime, but the malts are too sweet and the hops too forward.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2012 02:46:43 | More by mdcrouser
More User Reviews:
2.73/5 rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
This beer was OK. My normal go-to maibocks are Hofbrau, with its pleasant sweetness and strong fruity flavors (very well balanced with the malts), or Dead Guy Ale, which hits you hard with flavor (and alcohol). Instead, this beer just tasted mildly hoppy, with a very subtle fuity sweetness. Easy to drink but not particularly memorable. Would not order again.
Serving type: on-tap
04-26-2014 22:54:20 | More by AmyfaceNYC
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color bock with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of residual sugar with some biscuit malt. Taste is a mix between some residual sugars with light honey notes with some solid cereal notes. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable and quaffable with limited complexity. Somewhat too sweet for the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2013 23:28:03 | More by Phyl21ca
Brinkley's Maibock from Free State Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.