Maibock | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by DarkerTheBetter on 05-21-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of HimerMan
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap. Clear amber pour with a medium fluffy white head.

This is a sweet beer with a nice malt flavor, moderate bitterness but not over-the top.

Fairly plain beer - not much of a taste to it, I was looking for a bit more hops or kick, something was needed to take this beer up.

Worth a shot, watery, but decent.


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Photo of weeare138
3.97/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a light, transparent gold with a small, creamy white cap that sticks around as a gentle, floating film. Mild streams of tiny CO2 bubbles slowly rise to the top.
Smell is of sweet, honey, bready malt with some sweet hard candy and apple juice.
Taste is of the same aromas with sweetness up front that fades into a citrus bitter, and a touch of apple, spices with sourdough flavors in the finish.
Mouthfeel is of light carbonation, medium bodied, sugary, bready, along with a sweet honey dough that is true to the style.

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Photo of WonderWoman
2.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured a light olive oil color with a thin head. It smelled of lemons with a hint of light hops. The taste was of a sweet corn and sweet grain. It was smooth with light bubbles dancing in my mouth. At first I thought this was a great beer to have at a BBQ but after sitting for a minute it became bitter and hard to swallow. Weird notes of bananas also started to surface when it warmed slightly. This is decent and drinkable cold, but once it warms, it turns sour.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
2.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer came a bright gold with a hint of amber with a thin film of creamy head.

Smelled of creamy, doughy lager malts with a hint of peaches. Very dry and very simple.

The flavor begins with light hints of apples and sweet fruits followed by a sad sour malt and a dry bittering hop in the finish.

The mouth feel is light and dense with a small bubbled carbonation.

The sad sourness in the flavor was a real letdown for me. It‘s just a flavor that reminds me of cheap beer. Also, all of the flavors in this one seemed to be just piled together and they actively fought one another in my mouth. I’m a bit upset that I paid $4.50 for this.

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Maibock from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
3.25 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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