Summit Maibock | Summit Brewing Company

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459 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ADR on 02-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
459
Reviews:
212
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 459 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of Callipygea
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RichardARoss
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Comes in a six-pack.

L - deep amber color with hints of brown. Almost crystal clear. Nicely formed head with a nice layer of foam on top. Lacing gently sloping up the glass. Quite bubbly.

S - caramel, french toast, dried fruit (bananas), cross between malty pilsner and a marzen. Bananas could be from the german yeast.

T - toasted malt, caramel, lemon zest bitterness on the tongue. Not too bold but love the subtle hop character.

F - super easy to drink. Watery but almost syrupy feel, like a real German Marzen. Slightly bubbly mouthfeel, caramel malt taste cuts through nice.

O - I craze this beer all year long. Super underrated by BA's standards. So malty and toasty. The perfect pretzel beer.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, yellow, with a thick, foamy white head. Good head retention and lacing left behind. Banana, clove, and yeast team up to make a simplistic, but great aroma. Tastes like straight forward beer - biscuit malts, yeast, with some mild banana notes in there. Easy going, but no frills mouth feel. Overall, a great rendition of beer. Simplistic. It just works.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of PhillyNole
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeAnderson1992
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color, lots of carbonation bubbling up in the Pilsener glass. (A Pilsener glass is ideal for showing off the great look of this German-style lager.) Tall, white, thick creamy-looking head. Recedes slowly leaving thick lacing. Sweet-smelling bready, some spice, fruit aroma. Substantial mouth feel. Initial taste is bread and fruit, not too sweet, plenty of body, very slight bitter in the finish. Smooth and creamy, yet a crispness to it as well. This is very nice... not sure what a Maibock is supposed to be, but I like this one. It has the malt you'd expect, with a complexity in the spice, fruit, and doughyiness that remains in the mouth, a creamy body and feel, and a slight touch of bitterness to finish it off. Recommended.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a rich, clear golden amber. A very pretty beer, with good head and pleasant malt aromas. Taste is very German, with well balanced barley and mildly assertive hops playing a supporting role. Very nice body and carbonation, and slightly sweet, high drinkable. A well-crafted beer from Summit. Bottle has a cryptic date code, but is clearly labeled "Enjoy by 6/25/16", so we are guessing it is fresh. (14 March)

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeganandDana
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of holder1422
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendrick24
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of americancontrarian
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArfArf
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant copper gold under a 1” fluffy and clingy white foam collar that produces thick lace. S: Bread and spice. T: White bread and a little darker bread crust, grain and hop spice with a moderate bitterness. F: medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and creamy, O: Worth a repeat – the creaminess and the malt balance the hops well.

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Summit Maibock from Summit Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 459 ratings.
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