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Brinkley's Maibock - Free State Brewing Co.

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer has a very full and complex flavor that is best enjoyed slowly, allowing the different flavors time to develop on your tongue. You will find that it changes as you progress from the first taste to the lingering finish. The malty sweetness is well balanced and blended with hop bitterness, giving a full, rich blend of flavors. A generous quantity of pilsner malt is joined with a little bit of caravienne for color and some carapils for body, along with plenty of Munich malt for flavor and aroma. This beer is lightly hopped with Yakima Perle and German Hallertau.

The traditional symbol for bock beers of all varieties is the billy goat. This is the reason that Free State named this Maibock after Dr. John R. Brinkley, a.k.a. "The Goat Gland Doctor." In 1920s Kansas, Brinkley gained notoriety for his alleged cure for infertility that involved the surgical implantation of goat glands in the affected individuals. Some farmers are even said to have brought along there own goats because they felt them to have superior sexual prowess.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 05-04-2005)
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mdcrouser

Missouri

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
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Brinkley's Maibock from Free State Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.