Straub Maibock - Straub Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 19.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 04-02-2013)
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3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Thin lacing but it stays, Harvest moon amber hue show off its clarity. Big malty nose with faint honey on top of a massive breadiness, clean with a hint of alcohol. Slightly sweet upfront, then a loaf of bread on the palate. Healthy dose of hopping all around with a balancing bitterness and grassy resin middle to finish. Nutty graininess with a hint of grape-skin rounds out the semi-dry end.

A real treat being not many US brewers tackle this style, definitely worth checking out.

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3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Snagged a bottle from my house of 1,000 beers. Into a pub glass.

A - Very little head if any just a lace ring that fades out rather quickly. Color is a nice honey maple brown.
S - Well it smells like a souped up Oktoberfest, a lot of grainy body, caramel sweetness, and some hoppy smells to boot.
T - Well its not bad kind of boring in a way its balanced caramel taste and hoppy bite is just meshed with the grainy body of the beer. Maybe its just me but it comes off tasting like average homebrew.
M - Light to medium kind of watery really. The hard water taste is kind of distracting.

Overall its pretty on Par with their IPL and in a way it is quite good but it made me wish for a cleaner taste, maybe more carbonation?

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3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

No beer speaks the language of spring more than Maibock. That traditional yet stronger German lager with subtle savory flavor and a floral upstart. Straub Brewing boldly have their hand with the style, bringing a taste of Germany to America.

The pour of deep goldenrod has peach ribbons that sliver though its lightly hazy body. As a delicate and creamy froth builds on top of the beer, it has a light champagne-like bubbly appearance. Its light speckled lace rounds out the beer's muted foam character.

The beer's delicacy extends into aroma with high floral scents. As the hops meet the grainy-sweet malt aromatics, the notion of honeysuckle waft about. Its lightly bready, lightly yeasty character finishes with grassy spice and mild sulfur.

And as the taste ensues, its grain and malt sweetness offers a raw whole-grain flavor, backed with honey and light toastiness that shies away from caramel. Savory in its taste, the middle palate is rounded by the herbal and pleasantly grassy flavor before finishing with a spicy bite and a return of sulfur and mineral.

Its medium-light body is creamy and smooth to start but develops quickly to a spritzy finish with light grain-derived astringency and minty alcohol warmth. Its minerally aftertaste gives a sense of plaster late.

Giving Strab a lot of credit, only the level of succulence from malt and heightened floral character could bring their Maibock better in line with the classic versions from Bavaria.

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2.61/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A rough pour into a Phish pint glass.

A: Clear burnt orange in color with a bisque head that was three fingers deep, after a rough pour, that diminished steadily to concentric lacing.

S: Earthy with tinge of metal. Not much in the nose.

T: Starts sweet, subtle hints of roasted caramel and, alcohol is evident midway through. Finishes with a lingering bitterness, but seems intrusive. I have forgotten what initially crossed my lips.

M: Light cream.

O: Overall a lot more than I expected from Straub. I'm not a big fan of their other beers, but I loves me the Maibock and gave it a whirl. The 6.9 ABV is nice, but there are much tastier Maibock options out there. (for $5 more/case, the Hoffbrau MB is head and shoulders above this one.)

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Straub
Maibock

12oz bottle. Pours a hazed orange, retention is at a fine layer that lasts the duration with little lace. In the aroma, sugary malts and grassy hops. In the flavor, light caramel, mild tea like hops and again grassy. Pilsner malts add a crackery, bready note. Everything is very light. No evidence of alcohol in the taste. The body of the beer is ok, light for a maibock, fairly light overall. This is a step in the right direction for Straub, it may be worth checking out another beer from the semi local mass brewery. This is not your average maibock, it's actually less than that.

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1.43/5  rDev -60.6%
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Straub Maibock from Straub Brewery
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