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Maibock | Big River Grille & Brewing Works

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Brewed by:
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Tennessee, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by witster18 on 05-23-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by nshorvath:
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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Photo of haddon
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: clear, light golden-wheat body with a decently-sized, white head.

S: The aroma is light grains but not much else.

T- light toasted grains and watery. light hops and a touch of bitterness. aftertaste is dry & clean.

M- Medium to light body & average carbonation.

D- not a huge maibock person but this is fairly drinkable.

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Photo of witster18
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Filled a gallon growler at a local beverage spot.

This beer is copper/brown... almost looks like a brown ale(it's a bit darker than Maibock's I've had before). Pours a nice burly head of 1". Smells like fruit esters, toffee.

Taste the dark malt up front and it's sweet. A bit nutty in the middle with a alcohol bite...there's some honey notes and florals goin on.

finishes with a bit of banana-ish sweet.

the mouthfeel is good and the taste is great... I have a feeling this is around 6.5% but it doesn't taste like it.... a bit bitter in the finish and spicy alcohol too - but not too much..

IMO- this is the best beer I've ever had from Big River.... the Vienna was my fave before but I wouldn't call it great... now this one is closer to perfection.

a really good maibock.

the've put their own little twist while remaining true to style.

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Photo of travismiller80
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dispensed from the tap a clear, light copper body with a modestly-sized, white head.

Smell: The aroma is a bit simplistic, smelling essentially of lightly toasted grains and little else.

Taste: Sweet, sugary opening of pale and pils malts with light nuances of toasted grains and caramel. Initial fruity hint of golden raisin is superseded by a taste of orchard apple. Modest European hop character and bitterness. Finishes dry and fairly clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fares well enough for the 0.5 liter dose. It's an average, acceptable maibock that errs on the side of ease of drinkability.

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Maibock from Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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