May Bock | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by morebeergood on 05-28-2009

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Bierman9
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The whole family stopped by the Canal St location yesterday (28MAY12) before dropping off the girls at Logan for their trip to London. I had considered one of BBWs British-themed beers, but opted with their Maibock, a style I love...

Had a couple of 16oz steins filled with a clear, bright golden liquid. Carbo was slow and scattered, and the head was white and creamy. It thinned a bit, but left nice lacework behind. The aroma was very bready along with a touch of toast and some light hopping. Quite smooth as it went down, the body of this one was solidly medium.

Good sweetness first hit the palate, along with plenty more bready, doughy malt. Again, some toastiness appeared, and these malts put down a great base on the tongue. Floral hops then came into play, giving the finish a subtle fruitiness while balancing the malts. A solid bier; very drinkable! Cheers!

4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


 954 characters

Photo of morebeergood
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stopped by BBW Fenway before a movie tonight. Tried the May Bock, served in a 16 oz glass. Bright orange color. Very little head. Peppery smell. Nice malty flavor, with a bit of tart fruit flavor that sits on the tongue after you swallow. This maibock is a bit more tangy that others I've tried in this style. It's also very dry on the palate. Bit of hops noticeable. Lingering citrus aftertaste. This would be a nice beer on a warm night. But, nothing stood out too much as to make me want to have another. Another decent seasonal from Beer Works.

 548 characters

May Bock from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
3.88 out of 5 based on 4 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.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.