Spaten Maibock / Premium Bock
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Style:
Bock - Maibock
Ranked #48
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,076
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 11.61%
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
119
From:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
 
Germany
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  4
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by weeare138:
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brauhaus Schmitz...
Appears a transparent golden orange with a small white cap that slowly fades into a gentle cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of sourdough bread, honey, flowers, juicy fruit gum, and mild spice.
Taste mimics the aromas. Ahhh, German beers, how I love thee. Malt and signature yeast really make these kind of beers unique and delicious in their on way.
Mouthfeel is full of malt, medium bodied, slightly spritzy, sweet up front leading to a mildly sour but addictive aftertaste.

Jul 17, 2010
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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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Squire from Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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pheurton from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

clear golden tan in color. 1/4" of white foam subsides rather quickly and is gone for good. big malty aroma that protrays a complex fruitiness. well carbonated, quite refreshing while still remaining somewhat full and chewy. sweet passionfruit flavors and a touch of graininess. signature noble german hop flavor at the end keeps this beer in balance. tasty and quite drinkable. i don't see this around too much, but i would grab one when i could. good stuff.

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Bighuge from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap. What a treat. One of the most beautiful beers I have laid my eyes upon. Invitingly golden in color. Great head. Smell of subdued malts. Tasting this on tap is a treat. Smooth is an understatement. Great clean malt taste. Hops only seem to be around for balance as they contribute little to the taste. If you look up "nectar of the gods" in the dictionary, surely a picture of this will be present.

May 19, 2002
Spaten Maibock / Premium Bock from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 119 ratings