Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Franconia Maibock | Franconia Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.09%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wagenvolks on 04-29-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
22
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by BJasny:
Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the Flying Saucer in Addison.

The beer pours a brownish-orange color with a white head. The aroma is bready malt with some floral hops. The flavor is pretty complex with some grapes, flowers, bready malt and some spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.

 295 characters

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Sazz9
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Northtexan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tubeyes
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jtaylord
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdwil
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark copper/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Some sticky and patchy lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malt up front. A light toffee like sweetness. Floral hops linger. Grassy and lightly herbal. A substantial citrus hops aroma and bitterness lingers.
T: Follows the nose with toasted malt up front and a caramel/toffee sweetness. A chocolaty flavor as well. Earthy and spicy yeast. Substantial hop presents. Citrus, floral, and grassy. Pink grapefruit that leaves a very light lingering bitterness. Lots of subtle flavor that are excellent.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Really crisp, incredibly clean, and smooth. Very easy to drink. The 7% ABV is well hidden. I had know problem finishing my pint, and could easily had another

I am not an expert in this style, but it is the best that I have had so far. Lots of flavor and character. Franconia has really impressed me, they continue to make subtle and very enjoyable German style beers. I would not expect anything else from a brewery named Franconia. They are living up to my expectations. I highly recommend this.

 1,122 characters

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of beeragent
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of allengarvin
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint, this dark amber beer features a slow forming but dense half-inch of foam on top of it. The aroma is nicely bready, with notes of toasted crust, and a little whiff of caramel. Flavorwise, it emphasizes the malt, which is well-rounded and complex. Hop bitterness is low, leaving the impression of a fair amount of sweetness. Neutral with regard to yeast, and body that's full but not heavy.

 417 characters

Photo of amvrana
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Holbycomp
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Franconia Maibock from Franconia Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe