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Maple Bock | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
164
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 164
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Photo of dirtylou
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz bottle, been holding this one a while

appearance: served in an imperial pint, dark muddy-amber body, thick creamy tan head with strong retention.

smell: dry chocolate, some nice dark fruits, earthy and rustic

taste: Really nice - creamy chocolate, raisin, maple provides really nice texture and depth, char and smoke, earthy malts. The complexity of this one is really nice - dark fruits gently soaked in booze, earthy and chocolatey

mouthfeel: full body, creamy and rich

drinkability: good

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland stange. "Beer brewed with maple syrup" no date or additional info.

A - The moderate pour from the bottle like a tapped tree gave way to short-lived but beautiful cascading and a thick two-finger tan head. Moderate retention and thick lace coat the glass above the black beer. Holding it up to the light reveals the color to be a dark but clear bronzed mahogany.

S - Maple wood and smooth sweetness open up the aroma of Maple Bock nicely. Toasted but sweet Vienna and caramel malts hold the fort as a lingering smoke note wafts in from the open-flame boiling of the syrup. Light notes of earthy hops compliment the heavily malted aroma. No real maple syrup comes through, but wasn't meant to. It was added, mainly, for the fermentable sugars. It's fantastic for a traditional bock, which is what was aimed for.

T - The entry is smooth with a mellow malty and maple syrup sweetness that balances nicely but the malts come off much more roasted in the flavor. This imparts a rough dry cocoa-like flavor and texture to the finish. An earthy, dirty, rustic profile is added from the maple syrup and earthy hops. While there is sweetness present, the balance is definitely dry and earthy-heavy.

M - Smooth and supple starting out, this medium-full-bodied bock edges a little too far towards a harsh dry finish for both the style and for my taste. Moderate carbonation follow-through.

D - While I knew not to expect actual maple syrup in the aroma and flavor, I continued to desire it, but that didn't keep me from enjoying this new Hinterland brew. It never gets over-the-top or too unbalanced in any way but I'd be hard-pressed to jump right into a second pint of it without something lighter to swig.

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Photo of jera1350
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Semi-transparent brown with a thin tan head that leaves a little lace.

Light nutty and roasty malt scent.

Quite roasty for a bock. Earthy and nutty with just a hint of maple syrup.

Smooth and dry with a medium body.

A nice beer, but I would have liked the maple syrup to stand out more. Drinks easily and is worth a try.

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Photo of Brenden
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thick dark brown in color, this beer shows deep red highlights. It develops a sexy rocky, thick light brown crown of head just over two fingers tall. It shows good retention, fading to thick foam only after a good amount of time sitting, and leaves thick lacing in webs.
It's almost standard bock here but for a strength both in ingredients and alcohol, seeming to straddle the line between bock and doppelbock but giving me no qualms about believing bock. The malts backbone is solid, laying down a good foundation to work with. Alcohol steers clear of being too fusel or ethanolic but adds warmth. There's just the slightest hint of coffee and a touch of something like vanilla in a very light sweetness. Maple adds some slight character to it, but for the most part is boiled out, I can assume. just a touch of smoke/roast character makes this on a well-rounded brew.
The body is strong without being too heavy for the style. It leans that way, but it stops just short. It's pretty smooth with a bit of creaminess in the texture after just a very slight crispness up in front.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
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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Photo of cokes
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark crimson brown, that approximates black unless back lit. The dark tan suds never gain much size, but collect in pockets of large bubble around the sides of the glass and slide their way down.
Potent aromatics of dark chcolate, caramel fudge, prunes, Brandy, and coffee. Maple can possibly be teased out, but it's just as lighly a byproduct of some of the sweeter element that come through more strongly.
The nose promises something that will drink like booze-soaked chocolate cake batter, and that's not too far from what it delivers, though in a dialed down, more drinkable format, with a side of espresso. Toss in a hefty dollop of caramel, toasted nuts, prunes, and a dusting of dark chocolate.
It enters the mouth porty, dense, and full, then deflates as it travels towards the throat. Carbonation is stunted, then seems to die altogether. With a better feel representation, this could be a home run of a bock- it's a solid stand-up double as it- just don't come here expecting a bottle of maple syrup.

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Photo of blackie
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: lager glass, the bock is a deep brown the color of burnt sugar, topped with a healthy ocher head

s: heavily caramelized malts, dark sugars and a sweet maple syrup aroma, rum raisin, bittersweet chocolate, smoky roast, layers of complexity

m: carbonation low, medium-full body, smooth and creamy

t: fantastic flavoring - lots of dark sugars and a rich maple flavor, nuances of dark chocolate with a bitter roast coming out in the finish, date and raisin, heavy caramel, toasted grain, earthy hops with a mild bitterness, delicious

d: this one came out of nowhere, a richly flavored bock that's a pleasure to drink

500 ml bottle from dirtylou, paired with a "kitchen sink"

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Photo of koopa
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received as an extra in trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearence: Pours a deep garnet to brown with a 2 finger dull gray/brown crown that shows decent retention and lace.

Smell: Maple syrup over moderately roasted malt (probably talking out of my [email protected] but caramunich perhaps?). Fairly one dimensional but good.

Taste: Sames as nose + a faint hint of cocoa.

Mouthfeel: A touch thin / watery for my liking.

Drinkability: Very drinkable although a better flavor profile would bump this category score up to 5.0

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: deep chestnut brown, hint of cloudiness, 1 finger head

S: nut, toffee, roasted, malt, and hint of maple syrup

T: sweet, malt, roasted, nutty, and subtle maple syrup

M: medium/heavy, chewy, smooth

D: I was very hesitant about getting this (i love beer and maple syrup, but together?) This beer just works so well. The alcohol warmth and flavor will quench your soul with WI goodness. This is a sipper and should NOT be missed.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maple Bock pours a black color with a small white creamy head. There is a smokey sweet like aroma. The taste has a nice burnt malty taste, with just hints of a sweet maple. Good full flavor, nice dry bitterness at the end. Overall a very nice bock, full flavors, nice blend of syrup.

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

Eyed this all day, and finally split a four pack with a coworker...

a - a nice light brown, deep amber pour with decent sized, soft looking head

s - light notes of the maple syrup, sugar...some maltiness - but again, lighter than I'd hoped...

t - get a nice, light hit of the maple presence...mixed amongst a decent malt backbone..touch of smoke...

m - pretty palatable

0 - pretty decent beer... perfect w/ pancakes, eggs, and bacon!

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Maple Bock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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