Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series)
BA SCORE
79.9%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 368 ratings
Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brew our Maibock to be hugely malty & subtly finished with a variety of continental hops, with an eye-pleasing russet brown color. Prosit!

2007 - 7.0%
2008 - 6.2%
2009 - 8.4%
2010 - 8.7%

Added by Bierman9 on 04-30-1998

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
368
Liked:
294
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
10.03%
Alströms:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 368 |  Reviews: 286
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.57/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a great big mug. The pour is apricot-orange in color and very cloudy. It doesn't even look like a Maibock, except that there is a beautiful big head on the mug. I get a nice toffee-like aroma with hits of malt, but there's a citrus-like component that doesn't belong.

The flavor is far too sweet and the mouthfeel is too syrupy. In addition to the malt, I get slight fruit-like notes lingering at mid-palate that seem out of place. There is no trace of bitterness or spiciness to balance out the sweetness. I found it to be borderline undrinkable.

This beer was a huge disappointment. I had read good things about it, but I feel is was vastly inferior to just about every authentic German Maibock I have tried. What exactly is it? An American take on a German Maibock or an attempt to duplicate a classic style? No way I'm buying this again. It doesn't even deserve to be called a Maibock. It tastes more like Sunny D and Everclear.

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Slaille
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle was a 2007 vintage, bought at the brewery in April 2012.

A complex and inspiring beer.
Barley candy joy, but not too sweet. Dry finish.
Malty, splendid. Wish I could have tasted the 2012 version, before aging, just to see what 5 years does to a good brew.

Damn, I only bought one... Next time.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of greencovesteve
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy orange with a nice head and lacing.

S: bubblegum. Sweet grape, strawberry fruit blend.

T: mild and malty with a fruity center and a near peppery end. Allot going on here.

M: solild carbonation generates a building peppery heat with bitter semi-dry ending.

O: solid. I like the maibock.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of RyanLigeia
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light very hazy beautiful golden color. Looks inviting.
Smells sort of like sweet caramel and candy with both hoppy and malty notes mixed. I cant even describe what it smells like exactly but this smells AMAZING.
The taste does NOT disappoint! Im getting some alchohol but mixed very well with all the scents described above. Doesnt stray from an actual beer taste at the same time.
The mouthfeel fits this one great. Very BIG. SOme carbination but that doesnt take away from the heavy smoothness.
Overall its a little different than most maibocks Ive had before but that doesnt mean its not a great beer that shouldnt at LEAST be tried!!

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.9% out of 100 with 368 ratings
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