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:
No notes at this time.

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:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of KCM
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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 NuclearDolphin
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%
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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Photo of MarkFy
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of nlmartin
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
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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Photo of dorianmarley
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown-red with a thick, tan head and nice lacing.

Nose is sweet malt with maple, brown sugar, and honey.

Taste is very roasted, with almost-charred malt, mild hops, and Coke syrup. The maple is mild, but present.

Mouthfeel is refreshing with medium carbonation.

Overall, it is nice bock with a dash of maple.

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Photo of elec
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I went to the Hinterlands with my nonic pint.

Appearance- The finger and a half width of ecru-colored foam leaves behind tendrils of lace as it dies. The body is an almost opaque amber with some ruby-copper highlights.

Smell- The nose has just the slightest bit of maple, with a little bready malt. I also catch some molasses and vanilla.

Taste- Syrupy to start, it certainly implies maple, but there is an acidity here as well. The malt is a little biscuity and has a touch of roast. I would say there is a little chocolate in the bock as well. It is not a cloying sweet, but a little bitter and robust, like a dark chocolate. Pretty decent flavors, but of course, more maple would have helped.

Mouth feel- A medium to light body, it is a little thin. However, it is very slick and easy to drink. I am all right with the feel.

Overall- This maple bock is one of the more robust bocks I have had with out being very sweet. Maple is in the beer, but you have to really search it out. It could be so much bigger in this beer. The malt is fine, but I think a sweeter palate would have helped immensely.

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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 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 hinemk76
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of gregy55902
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JackieTH
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a strikingly dark hazy mahogany with a half finger of tan foam that sticks to the side of the glass leaving fits of lace and rings. Smells distinctly and deliciously of maple with a complimentary underpinning of biscuit malt. Very nice. The maple element isn't nearly as apparent in the taste. There is a slight maple vein in waht is mostly a biscuit, bready, slightly caramel malt base. Slightly sweet but finishes mostly clean but somewhat acidic. Medium body, low carbonation. Good drinking beer, wish it had more maple.

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Photo of beesy
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint bottle into a pint glass.

A - one of the most beautiful beers I've seen in a long time. A gorgeous deep mahagony with a 2.5 finger medium kahki head.

S - chocolate with lots of yeast fruitiness. Almost stouty in the nose

T - one of the biggest letdowns is the lack of maple flavor, but it's not the first time advertised maple has been a letdown - I think the only place it's ever beer apparent is with the Founders maple bourbon barrel aged beers, which imparts just the smallest notes. Very malty side with some victory or biscuit coming through in the mid to late palate. I'm not a big bock drinker, but lots of the same malt and yeast notes found in Fat Tire. +1 to their marketing dept to get me to buy this. No hops to speak of.

M - more body here than I was expecting. Not a lot of sweetness from it, but more than likely the result of the yeast uses and the maltiness.

D - low for me. A little on the thick side without the flavor notes I was looking forward to.

Overall, not a bad beer. I'd call it borderline better than average/good. With this style, there is such a range of interpretations, it's hard to know what you're getting into. I think an extra hop flavor charge and maybe some low degree crystal malts may help balance this a little bit, paired with a lower ferment temp, or maybe changing yeast up.

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Photo of RocPorterFanatic
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark caramel brown with ruby highlights. Agressive, creamy, off white head leaves ample lacing down the glass.

S - Burnt sugar, maple syrup, and toasted marshmallow aromas are strong from the start, giving way to more roasty scents at the end.

T - Nice and roasty, almost a cola flavor. maple syrup balances the subtle bitterness from the roast. Not too complex, very rounded. The alcohol sneaks in, but is well hidden.

M - Not too vigorous, not too creamy. The carbonation breaks up the flavors to keep any one from getting too intense.

O - Very nice beer. The maple can be hit and miss. I'd like more maple in a Maple Bock, but beggars can't be choosers.

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Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of amart80
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tvv375ia
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from 16 oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-dark ruby with about 2 finger head that faded to a small cap

S-not much in the way of a maple smell but some roasted malt and a little dark fruit

T-again not the maple taste I was hoping for but definitely drinkable

M-nice medium bodied for a little creminess

O-probably not something I would ever turn down if offered but just not enough maple flavor for me to warrant buying again

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Photo of rayj212
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of shadow1961
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hinterland Maple Bock pours a finger of tan foam over an inky brown fluid. Carbonation is very subdued and the head collapses into a sticky disk pretty quickly. The nose suggests a myriad of dark flavors- molasses and bitter chocolate predominate, with notes of raisin. The flavor is big, bold, and straightforward- sweet dark malts, with touches of diacetyl, grain, and dark chocolate, finishing with bitter notes of espresso and herbs. Mouthfeel is full is round, drying a bit, though the maple syrup that I feel contributed to the drying did impart a very mild impression of syrup in the aftertaste. Good solid brew.

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Photo of RichH55
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of CWhite
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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
3.8 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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