Saengerfest Maibock | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Saengerfest MaibockSaengerfest Maibock
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
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
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8
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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimmyd8386
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TonyY
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greasy
3.98/5  rDev +9%
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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Photo of Sandlin73
2.3/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of robinson31a
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thebrewman
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice golden color. 1 inch lacing which remains throughout. A roasted malt scent at the tip of the nose. Quick note of alcohol as well. Mouthfeel is medium to almost thin, but very smooth. Over all, I like this style and the beer. Will drink this one again.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This maibock pours a brilliant clear gold color with a moderate white head of dissipating foam that settles to a thin pool and decent ring with little lacing. Nose of fresh baked bread, sweet caramel notes, and floral hop. Tastes follow the nose with moderately sweet caramel notes mixed with a light bread flavor and a floral and moderately bitter hop note. Crisp mouth feel is nicely carbonated and lively with a slight dry finish. While I love Moerlein, this is a bit too hoppy to be equal to the German originators. A solid, sessionable, drinkable lager with a lingering hoppy aftertaste.

Cheers

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheLittleKing
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bufleraj
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of jeffyboy65
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Jovian00
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of KerryCummins1977
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of WesMantooth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bpc24
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of chrisroarshack
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of norinco
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A little late in the year for this style, but what the heck. Poured from a bottle into a small stein. The beer pours out a clear orange-amber color (perhaps a bit on the light side for this style) and a rough pour produces a nice majestic white head that has some staying power. Faint malt aroma with some spice notes detectable.

Nice rich malty flavor and a lush, smooth feel. Very drinkable and balanced with pleasantly assertive peppery notes arriving at mid-palate and carrying the malt through the finish. No objectionable hop notes. A very well-crafted Maibock. My only quibble is that I would prefer a bit more malt character. Still, an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of Oldkentman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Saengerfest Maibock from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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