Maple Bock | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

Maple BockMaple Bock
BA SCORE
3.72/5
164 Ratings
Maple BockMaple Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States
hinterlandbeer.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
164
pDev:
13.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of innersanctum
2.42/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had all sorts of anxiety before opening this bottle; how much maple would there be, does the maple over power this lager, is the APV too high oh lord?

It looked good in my snifter, a slick black brew with minimal head which disipated fast, but, I'd just poured it after walking in from a January night dog walk. Was my nose too stuffed up to appreciate the bouquet? In fact it wasn't. There are faint hints of a roasty stout, but that's it, faint hints. There is a light lingering hop after taste, but let me emphasize 'light'. After a while this opened up to some more flavors but beyond that there was not much to taste from this Maple Bock, not even the maple! This was a let down from Hinterland, but not all was lost with a steal of a purchase at $3 for a single pint bottle from Armanetti's on Lincoln.

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Photo of nlmartin
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer wa chilled and served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Ap- The body of the beer is a clear mahogany coloration. The head is a light tan shortly lived with no lacing.

S- The aroma of the beer is moderately roasted and toasted. Nice caramal maltyness noted with a hint of molassis and a subdued maple aroma.

T- The flavor of the beer is toasted, and lightly roasted bready malt. The sweetness of caramel, subdued maple and molassis are all shortly lived and swallowed up in the roasted flavors. A brief steelyness to the flavor prevents this beer from being really good. Go back to the drawing board and remove the metalic notes.

M- The body of the beer is a bit of a let down. The body of the beer is slightly thin and carbonation isnt really enough. Not terrible but not really good.

O- A bit of a mixed bag. I wont be buying another four pack of this particular beer but will try some of the other offerings from this brewery.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Beer Stein

Appearance - Dark brown that is about as close to black as you can get. Pours a soapy 3 finger head that is surprisingly brown in color. Decent head retention but no lacing to speak of

Smell - Sweet Maple Syrup, Caramel, Yeasts, Roasted Malts and Barley. It smells like freshly harvested syrup from a maple tree.

Taste - Burnt malts & yeasts, barley with just a dash of maple. I was expecting more of a sweeter taste but instead I got a burnt malty ale that is rather unpleasant

Mouthfeel - Very light bodied with only a small amount of carbonation, so it's at least easy to drink

Overall - I was very disappointed by this beer. The flavor was more burnt than anything else, which is a let down for me because I was really looking forward to having this as it was sitting in my fridge.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a bottle (overpaid) for $3.99 at Vintage Estates.

A - Looks more like a porter than a bock. Deep black with a 1/2 inch of mocha colored head.

S - Initial smell is sweet with workings of bock tones. Biscuit malts, mild hops, and some sweet malts which I assume is maple but very faint.

T - Wow despite of all the reviews I can't believe how medical hopped this is! Borderline acidic I get very little bock tones maybe some roast or biscuit. Maple flavors do prove some sweetness but it is again faint.

M - Medium bodied and again acidic. Kind of hard to drink.

Overall I wouldn't consider this a maple beer or even a bock since I got mostly roast I consider it mainly a porter. Wouldn't buy again.

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3.2/5  rDev -14%

Photo of IPAdams
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours a dark red with brown hues, two finger off white head that lingers for a short time and leaves moderate lacing.

Smell- Not a strong smell, some maple syrup and caramel, some sour fruits in the nose.

Taste- Chalky maple syrup, a hint of bittersweet chocolate and some tartness with a bit of cherry in the background. Not a lot of malt flavor. No hops, little bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Carbonation is a little low, mouthfeel is alright. A bit of tartness leaves some tingling after swallowing.

Overall- An ok beer, can taste the maple but it doesn't mix very well with the rest of the beer. Sweet maple are tart fruit.

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3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

2.5 A: Black color. About two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is poor and no lacing is left.

3.5 S: Super smoky with a deep supple roastiness. There is some maple syrup, but I was expecting more. Grainy malts. Not much else going on here.

3.5 T: Grainy malts with a dry roastiness. A touch of smoke, toastiness, and a light chocolate. Maple syrup is very hard to detect and without "maple" in the name of this beer, there would be no way of knowing it is there. This should be labeled a schwarzbier since that's what it tastes like.

2.5 M: Lighter medium body. A bit too much carbonation, which is quite biting. Lacking creaminess.

3.0 D: Not bad, but I'm not impressed and I'm a bit disappointed given the very low maple contribution.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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Maple Bock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 164 ratings
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