Game On Shoot Out Maibock | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by budgood1 on 12-03-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Photo of EXP57
1.93/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured up cloudy with a thin, wispy head. Aroma has a slight lactic note along with light honey character and some sweetness that is almost hidden behind the sour presence. In the flavor, the malt gets totally lost behind a harsh mineral character and assertive bitterness that is astringent and far from pleasant. The astringency lingers until the end. I bought a 6 of this against my better judgement, but I wanted a maibock. This stuff in my opinion isn't close to what the style should be and really is not worth drinking. It's pretty much drain pour for me.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains honey, lager yeast, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey, caramel and some fruit. Then a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, although there are better beers in the style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of budgood1
2.04/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

pours out a murky gold colour adorned with a inch high white head reducing slowly to some chunky lace. muddled pale malt aroma, maybe some wet leather and adjunct topped off by a bit of spicy hoppiness. again the flavour profile is riddled by a mash up of maltiness really not worthy of any bock style. this is the second game on beer that has this cheap wort like taste in it. there are parts where i can pick out the clean malt flavour but it certainly hard to find. i'd like to know what the problem is. anyway, it does dry out in the end with some wispy spice hop notes, but the beer is so soft and squishy that i'd have a hard time picking out what style this is blind. there is little lagerish qualities to it, and it even is weirdly yeasty and slightly unfiltered. medium bodied with a mouthfeel that is all wrong for the style. not too drinkable.

overall i am curious to know why this is so bad. i'm guessing this is a poor beer past it's freshness window. not recommended.

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Game On Shoot Out Maibock from Sprecher Brewing Company
2.83 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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