Maple Bock | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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164 Ratings
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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:
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Added by cokes on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

always love maple beers, buy every one i see, but i always wish for more maple, and this one certainly didnt take me to the promised land, although i liked the beer a lot. its a dopplebock type base beer, its german origins evident in both the malt and the yeast, which i think makes maple a real interesting choice, as these flavors are not often paired together, especially in a beer. nice and dark and rich looking, lathery off white head with fine retention and a thick dark mahogany color. nose is sweet, but bock comes before maple, i suspect the base beer is rather authentic and i like that. the maple is an accent flavor and aroma, but its there, and its real. i think it was probably used to spike the abv, and there is less residual maple than i would look for personally, but the beer is well balanced and the maple goes nicely with the german malts, which have some sweetness of their own to contribute. i like this a lot, its filling for sure, not something i need a whole lot of, but as always with maple beers, give me more maple!!!

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Russet brown coloration, tan foam that lasts for awhile. Eventually the foam settles and dwindles down to a wispy skim.

Authentic 100% maple syrup aroma comes out as it warms, but is muted if served cold. Earthy sweetness like molasses and real maple syrup (obviously).

Robust flavor, bittersweet with some chocolate malt, woody toastiness, finishing dry with no residual sweetness at all. Similar to real maple, it's not a sweet taste or cloying either. Lingering traces of hearty malt flavors. Medium bodied, but easily drinkable. The dryness is a nice characteristic, more pleasant that ultra-sweet bocks.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a deep, clear, ruby-red liquid with a decent medium-brown head above it. It had an absolutely super nose of maple syrup. The mouthfeel was medium, but slightly hot on the tongue, with a great malty sweetness. The finish evidenced a mild smokiness, imparted by owner Bill Xxxxx's homemade (!) maple syrup. Phew! Bartender, another, please.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice enough beer, but it strikes me as more of an interesting novelty type of production than anything overtly noteworthy. The maple syrup provides a sweet and pleasant tone that defines things, but also limits everything as a whole to the maple syrup and what it provides.

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Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed brown with a slightly red tint and a foamy tan head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of earthy notes, bread, nuts, caramel and a hint of maple. Soft nose.

The taste is of caramel/toffee, nuts, dark bread. Maple is just enough to give it a unique sweetness and more complexity without being too sweet or masking. Earthy notes and some grass keep the sweetness balanced. A touch of warmth comes through in the finish.

Malty lager smoothness and appropriate carbonation level fit wonderfully.

A nice darker bock with a touch of maple. A well-made lager! Pairs well with smoked ham!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hinterland Maple Bock. Beer brewed with maple syrup. One pint. Brewed and bottled by Green Bay Brewing Company, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Dark auburn hue, slim tan head.

Aroma: sweet and malty, earthy, nutty….maple-y.

Taste: all that from the nose climbs on board the palate. Mild and subtle, smoothy and easily consumable. Medium-bodied. Sweet, maple-y finish. Hops are muted, malt is king. Absolutely approachable and fairly pleasing to the tongue.

I don't mind this one, but it's clearly outside my bag. Not in my wheelhouse, as some are fond of saying (I'm not.). No ABV given, but I'd put it around 5.5%, maybe. This has to have it's fans out there, but as for me, I think one is good enough.

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Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a white head and some lace. Aroma of toasty malts, dark fruit, nuts and coffee,

In the taste, dark fruit and a bit of maple syrup, especially growing syrupy in the aftertaste like Log Cabin maple syrup which I enjoy thoroughly.

Medium bodied feel and well carbonated. Overall, this is a pretty good bock, I like the maple influence and hints of toffee.

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Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of pat61
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours brilliant chestnut under a 3”light tan rocky head that dissipates to 1” while producing thick art nouveaux lacing. Some subtle maple and rich malt in the nose and flavor. Light chocolate and caramel notes show up on the palate. Bready notes are medium low. The maple is subtle and not prominent, accenting the malt rather than dominating it. The brewer uses a light hand on the hops to allow the maple to show through. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Maple, molasses, sweet dsrk fruits, raisins and dates on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with maple syrup like sweetness.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours dark brown with some reddish tints. There's also about a half inch light tan head that stays around for a while. There's also a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like maple, caramel, molasses and some sweet malt. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there's also a slight bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and smooth with moderate carbonation. This is the second Hinterland beer I've tried, and I've liked them both. I'll definitely try more of their other beers! $9.99 a 4-pack.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
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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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a glass stien.

Appearance: Murky brown colored body with an off white almost tan head. Lacing is sticking everywhere.

Smell: Chocolate and Maple brown sugar oatmeal.

Taste: Mildly sweet malt profile that is huge dark chocolate, cocoa, carmel, and some maple. Also getting a woody and nutty taste. Some earthy notes are coming out as well. Aftertaste has a grassy hops kick with some mild astringency that seems to balance the beer nicely against this beastly malty profile.

Mouthfeel: Meduim bodied beer with moderate carbonation almost becoming a beer with high levels of carbonation. Really dry finish which also helps balance the beer.

Overall: My first Hinterland beer. It is a good beer and I really enjoyed it, but it was not what I expected at all. I wanted the maple to become more of a star player in this beer and it was not at all sweet like I thought it would be. Not really a bock to me either. Regardless, of those minor details this beer is still damn good!

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml. A very dark pour, layer of cream head that retained a while.

Aroma, malty caramel, toffee. Maple I suppose.

Taste, Malty caramel again. Some burnt malt and fig. I don't get the overly harsh that others found. Tad of molasses, cocoa.

Light side of mid, maybe a little thin but not badly. Abv is a little high for a bock but only slightly warming.
I found this to be quite pleasant.

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Photo of ZAP
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Muddy brown colored...no head..

S-Chocolate brownie aroma..fudge...very light maple impression

T-A lot of chocolate...I expected maple but got chocolate...whatever...it works....tasty...lacks basic bock characteristics for the most part or they are overridden by the chocolate..

M-Low carbonation....easy drinking...

O-Don't expect a lot of maple....don't expect a lot of basic bock characteristics...DO expect a nice tasty beer. A bit different but enjoyable and drinkable.

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Maple Bock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
3.8 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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