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Brinkley's Maibock - Free State Brewing Co.

Brinkley's MaibockBrinkley's Maibock

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 9.75%


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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Reviews by scratch69:
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scratch69

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance- Golden copper color with a half a fingers worth of white head. No lacing at all.

Smell- Grains and a little grass.

Taste- Sweet malt with some nuttiness and hop bitterness. Flavors seemed to clash with each other a little.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Very crisp.

Overall- Not bad but I've had other beers in this style that I enjoy more.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 00:37:42 | More by scratch69
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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06-07-2013 23:28:03 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

*From notes

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours golden amber, a bit darker than the average maibock. Small white head.

Smells like your average maibock, with pale malts, fruity hops, honey

Tastes odd for a maibock. Far more caramel, far more dark biscuit than usual. The hops turn from fruity upon first tasting to piney on the finish. Unpleasant after a few.

I'm not sure I like this maibock, well, as a maibock. It's far more hoppy than it should be, but it's not a bad beer.

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12-17-2012 16:45:37 | More by acelin
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Best by 3rd week in July

Pours amber with a thumb of sand colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & fruittyness

T: Bready with lemony hops, a touch of soap & green apples up front. Pears & a touch of grainyness as this warms. Finishes fruitty with a touch of lemons & grainyness

MF: Meduim bodied & slight carbonation, okay balance

This one didn't impress me to much, which is a shame. I usually like Free State, just a fairly mundane Mai-Bock

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, pale malt, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Maibock / Helles Bock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, pale malt, hint of floral hops, and hint of caramel malt. Overall, simple, but pleasing to the palette. Average appearance, but good aroma and blend.

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Brinkley's Maibock from Free State Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.