Berkshire Maibock Lager | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Berkshire Maibock LagerBerkshire Maibock Lager
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Berkshire Maibock LagerBerkshire Maibock Lager

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by UnionMade on 06-17-2002

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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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2.73/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light brownish/orange with a bit of haze, white head starts at a few fingers and ends as a splotchy cap+ring, not much lace.

Scent is kinda faint and not all that exciting, mostly a bready lager scent, with some herbal and maybe piny hops.

Straight up big bock lager profile, lots of toasted bread/butter/toffee malt with a generous amount of herbal and earthy hops considering the style, some lemony/light fruit notes there as well. Flavors don't meld quite right, and unfortunately lots of alcohol presence mars this one for me.

Big slick mouthfeel, lowish carbonation, lots of sweetness and hop oils, deterring booze.

I've had this a few times now and it always just feels off and way too boozy...I'm usually a fan of Berkshire, this one doesn't do it for me.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - this brew pours a dark amber color with a full finger of frothy head

S - it has a definite fruity aroma, a sugary fruity aroma like Fruity Cereal, or a combination of a fruity/herbal tea

T - it has an oversweet dark fruit flavor like dates. too sweet for my taste, was hard to swallow at the end

M - coating and smooth, decent mouthfeel, but can't get past the over-sweetness

D - too sweet (can you tell) for my taste, was hard to drink, did i mention that it was too sweet. good flavor, but wouldnt buy again

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Something odd about the flavor. Not totally unpleasant, but wouldn't buy again.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of duffextracold
3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. nice thick 2 finger head. Cloudy appearance with lots of floaties in it. golden honey color.

As usual, my poorly trained nose doesnt pick up much of anything in the smell department, but thats probably just me.

tastes like sweet malt,kind of fruity. very slight hop bitterness. warming alcohol flavor. maybe a hint of cocoa?

Overall not bad. a little on the sweet side, it should probably have a bit more hops.

It also would be nice to have a freshness date on the bottle, since looking at other reviews, I'm wondering if maybe i got an old bottle? Ill definitely give it another shot.

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3.04/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of geexploitation
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A very handsome beer off the pour -- very clear, light amber with plenty of bubbles floating upwards. Dense white head that sticks to the glass and the liquid. Aroma is overly sweet to my taste, and contains a bit of a cooked vegetable aroma -- perhaps this is a bad bottle? That note does dissipate a bit as the beer warms, leaving more stuff in the vein of overripe fruits, raw grains, and light brown sugar. On the palate, cooked vegetables first off. That lasts through the mid-palate, until the sweet-malt bockish tastes finally come through toward the end. Some sharper, more defined bitter edges enter the proceedings just before the finish, which nonetheless stays pretty sweet. Mouthfeel is exceedingly smooth and of the perfect weight for the style. Brisk but refined carbonation. Overall, this beer has some nice points to it, but the cooked vegetable notes just mar a lot of that. I'm looking forward to trying this again and seeing if this is just a bad bottle. If it's bad, this beer has a lot of nice parts and shows great potential. If it's not, consider me disappointed.

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3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orange color with fluffy white head. strong smell of alcohol, cheap adjunct laden lager smell with also hints of cherries/oranges. taste follows through with aundance of alcohol, slightly unblanced but not horrible. for some reason i taste dark cherries, but this kind of surprises me, it must be something else but my head is telling me it is cherries.light bodied and dirnkable on a hot summer day.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one in the 22 ounce bottle. Somewhat murky, dull amber appearance with thick lacing. Aroma-wise, some neat smells such as spices, maple, honey, slight florals and caramel. Has a really woody, dry overtone to it, really living up to those maple smells. However, it lacks the sweetness I thought it could have had. Mouthfeel is pretty medium-low. Overall, had some really great potential but was somewhat average.

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3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a local restaurant, 23 oz pour into a tall pilsner glass for a reasonable $6.

A - Dark amber body. Small white head forms but disappears all together after a bit. Swirling doesn't yield much action.

S - Bready caramel malts, light spices, honey, and a touch of herbal grassiness. Alcohol is surprisingly present.

T - Very similar to the nose. Bready malts, caramel, toffee, floral hops and a lingering honey sweetness. The alcohol makes it self present in the finish. Medium and lightly creamy mouth feel.

O - Not BBC's best effort. It has some decent flavors and I really enjoy the honey sweetness, but I found the alcohol to be a bit overwhelming for a spring seasonal.

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3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle to a pint glass. More amber than brown, with a thin head that collapsed immediately and didn't lace. Really couldn't distinguish much from the nose, other than malty biscuit, brown sugar, and very subtle woodiness. The taste was a little more intense, but the body was surprisingly thin, and I didn't get that alcohol essence as I've gotten accustomed to feeling from the better maibocks. The thin body helps the drinkability, but the flavor didn't exactly wow me.

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Berkshire Maibock Lager from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 71.8% out of 100 with 227 ratings
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