Atwater Maibock | Atwater Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by walleye on 06-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
19.82%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Kooz
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is as "no frills" a label and beer generally that I've ever seen. It pours to a straw yellow with no head. Not much to it visually.

Smells slightly sweet and alluring.

Tastes slightly honey-sweet up front, but gets very bitter very quickly. Not terribly complex, but not bad. It took a few sips to get used to it.

More body than I anticipated, decent mouthfeel overall. Crisp, but a bit too much bite.

Overall, it is better than I anticipated, but not something I'd be likely to try again.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a medium golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam atop. The head has a good level of retention, fading over a moderate time to leave a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a biscuit smell along with lots of toffee sweetness. Along with these smells are some lighter notes of a more light fruit nature with some pear and apricot mixed within. A little bit of a grassy smell is there as well creating a rather easy going aroma.

Taste – The taste begins as the nose suggested it would with a big biscuit malt taste along with some sweetness of a caramel nature. As the taste advances the caramel transitions more to a toffee like flavor picking up a more buttery taste as it moves on. Along with the toffee comes flavors of fruit of apricot and peach with a little bit of a grainy flavor coming to the tongue as well. With these flavors so too comes some grassy and lightly boozy tastes, which in the end leave a rather malty and big, lightly boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are rather nice for the big malty flavors of the brew making for a rather nice sipping maibock.

Overall – A decent maibock. Nothing too exceptional, but a nice go to when looking for something malty and chewy.

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Photo of strohme2
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of jeffwright
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of MichiganderHB
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Morakaton
2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of leadahmer
1/5  rDev -70%

Photo of Jaysmittyland
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of TurboBrew
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of waston
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Brendog9
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of drbenderdo
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of woodychandler
2.46/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I recently purchased this out of the singles cooler at the Friendly Greek and am curious to try it as their beers have been hit-or-miss for me thus far.

From the bottle: "Beer is good"; "Enjoy responsibly"; "High Gravity Lager".

I popped the cap and before I could make the pour, I had a small cap of head sneaking its way up through the neck of the bottle! Being that it was that carbonated, I employed a more gentle pour than I might have otherwise. The dense two-finger cap of French Vanilla-colored head looked like the top of an ice cream float, perfect for the approach of summer. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy golden-yellow. Nose smelled strongly of Saaz hops, kind of skunky, catty, you get the idea. Mouthfeel was thick and viscous and the taste of the hops was a) off and b) much too heavy for the style. Finish retained a sharpness from the hops that rendered it fairly unpleasant in total. Another swing and a miss for this brewery.

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Photo of marcb105
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of maxwelldeux
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jss79
4.09/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am going to prefice that I am having this out in the shed with a pipe of Massanutten. So now down to business, I enjoyed the initial sensation of taste with the Black Keys killing it to Little Black Submarines. It was refreshing for a 7.5%. The nose was lacking for me, but the back door caused the score, with a bit of Floyd playing, I liked it's finish. Cheers.

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Photo of odement
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Trent
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of cliff1066
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Kevin55
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.01/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is a golden straw yellow with a nitrogen like head. Thick and creamy fed by more bubbles than a nitro beer.

The smell is the saving grace of this beer. It is incredible. Incredibly smooth and sweet, with Pilsner and 2-row just littered all over. Small hint of noble hops give it just enough balance to keep it in line. Smells incredible, like a double German Pilsner.

Now the taste, oh my. Not good. Upfront assault of noble medicinal hops come like a bat out of hell with no regard for subtlety. All that nice, light, slick, sweet smelling malts are just lost amongst the bitterness. Its like they added too much of the hops too early in the boil or something. What malt sweetness I find is late, damn near the finish, and is a bit dry and grainy (similar to Great Lakes only way worse). The taste is just a gargled mess.

The overloading bitterness just wont disappear as it finishes way to bitter. Late flashes of medicinal and even fainter grassy notes come as everything fades away and is gone.

If only the beer could taste like the smell and late finish. It smelled sweet and balanced with a nice noble hop presence, but in all actuality, its just a jumbled mess.

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Atwater Maibock from Atwater Brewery
3.33 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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