Batch #4 - Maple Maibock (Brown Bag Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Batch #4 - Maple Maibock (Brown Bag Series)
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A deep golden Lager brewed with imported grains and hops. The fine malty profile is accompanied by the aromatic qualities of real Vermont maple syrup, with the freshly produced syrup sourced from local farms, including a small operation owned by Matt Calcagni, our Safety Manager. The beer is rounded out with a balancing bitterness and a hint of noble aroma hops.
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a half liter stein a deep copper/bronze with a tight fluffy white head that settles very slowly,great color to this beer.Aromas are malty sweet with caramel and faint maple,there is faint leafy hops but the sweetness is the main component.The feel is a little sharp and on the lighter side for a beer of the style in my opinion.Flavors are pretty sweet and douoghy up front but there is a decent drying leafy hopped finish.Not bad but it comes close to being to least for my taste.

Photo of 57md
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a dark golden straw color with a finger of head that dissipated quickly. The hop notes on the nose were clearly present. I thought that this offering was overly fizzy (especially at first sip) and that detracted from the flavor experience. The finish is a combination of sweet malt and light hops. Not at all sure where the maple notes might have been, but I surely did not notice any.

Photo of gcamparone
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the English cellar ale house on Thayer street in providence, ri.

A- pours a clear golden body with a small white head.

S- caramel, maple, bread, light toasted hops

T- starts off with sweet caramel, maple, buttercream, finishes slightly bitter and roasty. Sweet corn aftertaste.

M- light and easy drinking. Medium low carbonation

A surprisingly good beer. Well crafted and balanced. Worth a try.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a clear golden colored brew with a one finger white head that faded rather fast to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma was malty and bready with lots of caramel sweetness. Mixed with these smells was a little bit of light fruits of apple and pear as well as some maple syrup smells.

Taste – The taste begins sweet and bready with lots of caramel. As the taste advances some other sweeter notes of a maple and a more butterscotch flavor comes to the tongue. A light hop flavor of a grassy taste comes to the tongue at the end, leaving a still rather sweet and malty but overall clean taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. Both are appropriate for the style and make for a rather easy drinking brew overall.

Overall- A rather tasty maibock with a very easy drinking character and flavor profile.

Photo of Bierman9
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Alewife and I stopped into LT on 02JUN13, on our way home from a weekend in VT. We both opted for a couple of pints of this new offering. Their menu listed it at 5.90% ABV with 36 IBUs.

A shaker pint glass contained a clear, rich, golden-copper brew. Carbo was steady, and the head was a short but frothy layer of white foam, with nice lacing left behind. Aroma was style-typical - bready, with light sweetness and some floral hopping. It felt very smooth on the tongue, and was a bit more than medium-bodied.

Taste had some bready malts, a little doughy-ness, more subtle sweetness, and some biscuity notes. I guess if you knew it was made with maple syrup you could say you tasted it, but it didn't stand out at all to me. The finish had some super flowery hop action going on. It was rather enjoyable, along with a buffalo chicken wrap... Prosit!

4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Photo of ghengisflan
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - I'm not really familiar with bocks as a style, but it looks just like maple syrup. Spot on.

Smell - It smells like molasses or dark honey, but a little one note and flat.

Taste - Graham cracker malt flavor definitely dominates the palate, and maple sweetness is secondary. Very flavorful.

Mouthfeel - Too thin; the beer almost tastes watered-down because of it.

Overall - It's drinkable and worth trying, but too cloyingly sweet to be a session beer.

Batch #4 - Maple Maibock (Brown Bag Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.