Maibock Hurts Like Helles | Jack's Abby Brewing

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298 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
True Story! Running a brewery can be "bock" breaking. It's all worthwhile when you have the opportunity to share beer like this. Our Maibock/Helles Bock is deep golden in color with an intense malty almost grape like aroma and flavor. A light noble hop character balances the smooth sweet finish. A long lagering time makes this beer exceptionally drinkable for its strength. Don't be fooled by its light color.

25 IBU

Added by taez555 on 04-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
298
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jfcaa193
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hard pour into a cold pilsner - 1" foamy head that abides. Color looks like a Miller High Life but one sniff and you know it's not - yeasty bread and sharp, herbal hops. T: pretty much how it smells, first you get sweet and yeasty caramel, green grapes maybe? then a little spicy-sharp hops. F: nice carbonation and full-bodied on the tongue.
O: Stupid name; great beer. Two or three months a year is not enough - given the opportunity, I could spend an entire useless summer drinking myself insensate on this lager.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its got a great smooth feel and tastes mellow yellow. The Munichy grapenut really shines through on the pallet. Great carbonation too. Not too fizzy, but will still sneakily bubble up your tongue.

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Photo of Ian_B
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shy5
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nebula1999
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed the hell out of this beer. Great representative of the maibock style. Fans of the popular and widely available Rogue Dead Guy should seek this out as a [in my opinion superior] alternative.

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a snifter just above fridge temp. A lovely gold brew with less than a finger of head awaits. You get malt aromas up front in addition to pilsner type hop aromas. Also a kind of chardonnay thing that I can't explain but doesn't seem out of place.

The flavors are that of sweet bread, challah comes to mind. Very light peppery finish from the noble hops, and the bottle description isn't kidding when it labels the beer "exceptionally drinkable". One could easily polish off several bottles of this and be happy as a clam.

4 out of 5 would drink again. Will drink again.

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4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.27/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nodder
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml. bottle

A- Slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Spotty lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet malty/bready with a touch of noble hop. Great German lager scent.

T- Sweet grains up front with a slightly bitter finish. Nice.

M- Light to medium body with a crisp, clean finish. Very drinkable beer.

O- A fantastic take on a Maibock. Well done. Recommended.

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Photo of EdwardK77
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AirBob
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Maibock Hurts Like Helles from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.98 out of 5 based on 298 ratings.
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