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Saengerfest Maibock | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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3.68/5
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60 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
christianmoerlein.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by keeganfrank on 04-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,666
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
60
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of BFC84
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am not one of those reviewers who goes into all that stuff. All I know is I liked it. it has some different notes/ tastes and i believe is distinctive. I really enjoyed this and have gone back for more. It seems my local Kroger didn't sell it too well and has a lot on hand, good for me. $8.99/6pk

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Photo of robinson31a
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass

A : a nice red/brown copper with a light but creamy head

S : hints of vanilla, caramel and hops

T : hints of various flavors vanilla, caramel, hops and faint wheat tones

M : creamy full bodied and flavored

D : very good wish I'd bought 12 rather than 6. on my shopping list

This is a very complexly crafted beer. I was very pleasantly surprised and would recommend to friends

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Photo of orm56
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Photo of Jovian00
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bmoney
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Lee45102
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Greasy
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: The pour displays a nice golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a finger and a half of an eggshell head that stuck around long enough to make itself comfortable. Lacing abundant all the way to the last sip. A real beauty.

S: Initially I get wafts of clover honey, followed by baked bread, finished with some floral notes presumably from the hop varietals.

T: The taste is of honey, caramel malts, bread crust and earthy hops. The finish is slightly bitter that lingers long after the swallow.

M: Body is medium, carbonation is good. Alcohol presence is minimal even after warming up a few degrees.

O: I don't often drink this style, but it is something that should be enjoyed more often. My first Christian Moerlein brew has me optimistic for the rest of their selections.

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3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12oz into pint glass.

This beer pours a nice light copper color, very little head which disappears very fast. Very sweet aroma, with lots of floral and orange notes. Other than the first blast of sweet smell, there's not a lot in this aroma.

The taste is crisp at first and then quickly turns bitter in the aftertaste. Good floral notes, earthy sweetness. Some distinct brown sugar mixed caramel in there as well. The hop bitterness that shows up in the aftertaste is quite good. I must say this beer surprised me. I've been pounding the Chris Morelein latly and I must say this is one of their better offerings. It's easy to drink and easy to find, at least in the 513.

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Photo of gmfessen
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Saengerfest is a very bubbly, apricot-orange color with a thin yet active cream colored head. The nose is sweet with caramel, honey and molasses. The taste is much more balanced than the nose would lead you to believe; grassy hops balance the aforementioned sweetness nicely for a smooth neutral finish. The mouthfeel is light in body and carbonation, making for an easy drinking beer that finishes slightly dry. Overall a good beer, nothing overly memorable but definitely a good drinker!

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3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Let the spring fests commence! These lighter profile Oktoberfests deliver a purer pilsner taste that might actually qualify for some of the original imperial pilsners. But with a touch of bready Vienna malt and a kiss of herbal hops, the beer is nearly as refreshing as traditional Vienna lagers.

The rich lager opens with an extremely bright amber-gold hue and absolute brilliant clarity. Saengerfest builds a confident yet understate white foam that caps the beer firmly from start to finish while leaving interspersed islands of foam behind on the glass.

An odd and compelling aroma matrix strikes the olfactories with both delicate and bold characteristics. First, the rich malt aroma provides a rich malt and slight grainy scent with fresh baking bread, flaky bread crust, and a hint of pecan and elegant maltiness (almost caramel). A mild and nearly dismissed herbal hop complement allows for a notion of honeysuckle to emerge from the clean malt profile.

Flavors aren't all and all different. Rich sweetness massages the tongue with flavors of confectioner's sugar, light honey, near-caramel, the melanoidin-rich crust of light bread, savory butterscotch, and pecans all culminate in a well infused taste with all-out confidence and a seductive, soothing property. The ultra floral aroma translates to a somewhat fruity and rosy taste that develops nicely into a hop finish that doesn't quite balance the taste but prevents cloying taste and texture. There's an odd hop bitter/bite that has a perfumy taste that carries me slightly toward detergent- this the only determent to taste.

Medium bodied, the mouth wants to interpret it as full because of the flavors that remind us of lagers. But the semi-dense fullness allows the malt to coat the tongue in somewhat oily fashion. It's creamy carbonation is subtle and accompanies the beer well past mid palate and deep into finish where the medium alcohol warmth, lessening malt impressions, and subtle woody hop astringencies finish the beer with malty-dry closure.

Although I'm rush toward the imperial-this and 70 ibu-that, I'm also a lush for well made German beers that deliver true elegance in taste, texture, and balance. Saengerfest does this with ease as my palate is haplessly seduced.

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of chilidog
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally found this one at the end of its season. It pours an amber copper. White head that maintains fair with mild lace.
Aroma of bready malts.
Tastes of bread-like malts, a sweetness with vanilla and toffee. The mouth is left a crisp from a follow-up hop. The brew is of medium body. Overall not a bad little maibock. One of my favorite brews from them. Reminds me of OTR. I'll buy again next year.

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Photo of Natural510
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date.

Pours a bright amber color with ample creamy, bone-white head.

Breaded, tangy scent with hints of caramel and green apple.

Flavor is sweet and slightly tangy. Breaded caramel malts meet fruity apple and banana flavors; yeast and hop create a semi-dry, tart finish.

Medium-bodied lager, crisp and easy-drinking.

Tasty maibock offering from Moelein; one of their better beers. This would be a good one to drink in quantity at any of your seasonal Bavarian festivals.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very dark copper color with an inch thick, creamy off-white head that lingers for a couple minutes. Has a great creamy, thick lacing.

Smell - Not getting much here.. The aroma is very feint. There's a slight musty aroma that covers up the others. Earthy, nutty, and buttery malts.

Taste - Has a very strong sweetness and honey flavor. Earthy, somewhat floral, nutty, buttery, very malty, and an alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy bodied with high carbonation that gives it a creamy texture.

Overall - I think this is my first maibock. It's not bad. A little strong for my taste but it's nice to try different styles.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Saengerfest Maibock from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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