Maibock
Prost Brewing Co. - Denver

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Style:
German Maibock
Ranked #17
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #15,894
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 9.8%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
29
From:
Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Spring
Wants
  2
Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: Our Maibock is the happy signal that Spring is finally here. Bright floral hops and a refreshingly robust malt profile create a refreshing lager that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Prost!

31 IBU
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of steveh
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Took a chance on this one because I like Maibock, even though past experience with Prost Brewing has been sketchy.

$8 six-pack at Woodman's Kenosha. Wasn't in-stock a few weeks ago. Bottle dated 05. 01. 19. Best by, or bottled on? Either way, I guess it's not too far from shelf rot. Poured into my tall Becher.

L -- Somewhat hazy, pale gold -- near to straw color, with a sudsy white head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Looking at the bottle after the complete pour there is a thin yeast cap showing at the bottom. Bottle-conditioning isn't mentioned on the label, but is probably the reason for the haziness. I'll pour the next bottle more carefully.

S -- Somewhat skunky nose -- from a brown bottle. Touch of bready malt and herbal hops. Pretty thin overall -- I'll give some time for warming. Skunk disappears with warming and more breadiness and DMS are apparent. Even a nice touch of melanoidin, and herbal hops.

T -- Lightly sweet, bready malts with a rather strong balance of spicy hops -- not overpowering, but asserting. The sweetish breadiness, with that touch of melanoidin, returns in the finish with the herbal hops lingering into the aftertaste.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light-medium body and lightly dry finish.

O -- Appearance being somewhat shaky and aroma somewhat thin, the flavor of this beer redeems. It hides its 6.9 ABV (on my 2019 label) very dangerously. Maybe not my favorite Maibock, but it's a good rich lager for those times when a straight German Pils or Helles just isn't enough.

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Rhein Haus in Denver, CO.

Deep gold color. Big beady malt aroma backed up substantially by noble hops. Sweet malt flavor that is strong yet not heavy. A nice bite from the hops but this is balanced towards the hops, as a Maibock should be. Medium-full bodied and clean. A really nice representation of the style.

I tried ordering a Prost Altbier but they were all out and had replaced the tap with Maibock. No harm at all, this was delicious!

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Photo of SFACRKnight
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brite gold, thin white head. Cracker malt aromas, floral hops, hint of sulfur. No dms, no diacetyl. Cracker and bready malts give way to gentle floral hops, a touch of mineral crispness. Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, slight bitterness lingers on the tongue inviting you for another drink. Great showcase of pilsener malt, floral noble hops, and clean fermentation profile. I love this beer.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.12/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: slight herbal grassy hop, some malt in the clean finish. Mild grain and garden-like hop nose. Gold, mostly clear, big foamy head with some lace. Medium body. Some bite. 20 IBUs

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, toffee and floral notes. Sweet caramel and roasted malt with a grassy, sharp bitterness.

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Photo of KLHBB
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

There are styles I associate with summer, fall, winter, but not Spring. Hello Maibock! Pours a golden cloudy amber, smells of malt, a balanced taste of malts and hops with floral, grassy, fruity notes. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Beautiful.

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Photo of zeppedled
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice golden color, small head, nice sweet smell, not over powering. The taste is of a nice Maibock, but don't be fooled, it is currently being brewed at 6.9%. Overall a great beer!

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Photo of tempest
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Spicy yeasty aroma with I first pour the bottle, but that fades and leaves toasty bread and light fruit. The flavors hint at light berry and bitter herbs (like a bitter liqueur), then the toasted bread pops in the subtle grapefruit, earthy, and floral hops carry this out. It's more crisp than your typical maibock and dangerously drinkable. It's more like an imperial kolsch or maibock-pilsner hybrid, but that's only because it's so much better than the average maibock. Go drink this.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Collaboration with Sandlot folks

Been waiting to try this one for a year

Pours a nice light golden with a semi -thick white head. Lacing is sparse. Looks really nice

Aroma is a bit subdued. Lightly toasted biscuit and some zippy hops. Takes a good inhale to get these.

Flavor is just about spot on. Undertone of biscuit malt carries the sweetness all the way through. Nice fresh hops flavor, Noble and grassy, but not abrasive. It's quite well balanced throughout. Starts with the malt and sweetness and ends with a crisp hop/yeast zest. The transition is long and well blended.

Must have this and Backcountry's Maybock side by side. Should be one hell of a Pepsi challenge

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Maibock from Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 29 ratings