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ArchAngel Mai-Bock | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by mcallister on 04-27-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very sweet almost candied nose that is almost a taste in itself the way it screams sweet. Body is a deep honey brownish in color. It hosts no head except mayb some off white bubbles at the edges. Wheat induced sweetness comes off somewhere between a barleywine and a sweet hefewiezen. 7% alchol is nicely hiden and really makes this beer very sessionable. The hops and wheat balance nicely and work to yeild a spicey bite to the palate to even out the sweetness. This is probably my favorite tap from these guys on Darklord day.

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Photo of indyGold
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 3 Floyds

An exceptional example of Maibock.

Appearance was golden with a thin white head. Aroma had a complex european base malt with supporting hops. Malt forward aroma followed through with a malty well balanced hop bitterness and supporting malt flavor. The mouthfeel was medium full - not too big for the style, but at the high end. I could drink a couple of pints in one sitting and feel very happy.

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Photo of mynie
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark red with a nice, retentive head.

Smells strongly of very fruity bock malt with aboslutely no hints of the hard alcohol punch that lies ahead. Lots of zippy, fruit, springtime fruit.

Tastes very fruity. Juicy fruit. Apples, pears, mangos. This leads into a middle of sweet bockmalt, lightly carmaley, but mostly fruity. The end is a big punch of zippy yeast with just a hint of alcohol and (you guessed it) even more fruit goodness.

One of the most lively maibocks I've ever had. That's probably due to the fact that most of the other maibocks I've sampled were from Europe and at least partially stale by the time I got them, but getting to try one fresh was truly a new experience.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the 3F brewpub. Decent appearance, clear golden color with a nice poofy white head. The smell was kind of straight-forward malty aroma. Maybe a little hops but not enough to be a major presence. The flavor was "maibachy", rich malt flavor, slightly sweet, and a little but bitter in the after-taste. Mouthfeel was as full as any other maibach I've tried and very easy to drink.

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Photo of mcallister
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and caramel colored with a fluffy retentive head. Slightly off white. Scarlet orange light bends and winds throughout the beer.

Not alot going on in the aroma. A straight forward caramel, malty aroma with a floral semi-sweet hop flavor.

Nice easy drinking, creamy mai bock. Caramel and toffee malt driven with a hint of bittering hops and a floral hop finish. Nicely balanced but could use slightly more carbonation. Nice and very happy to have tried this.

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ArchAngel Mai-Bock from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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