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Willimantic Mail Carrier Maybock | Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Spring

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of semicharmedkind
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 5/20/09. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear brown/amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt (very malt dominated) and light hops. Flavor was more in the same vain...lots of malt and a sweet finish. Still, quite drinkable and nice to gulp down.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Creamy white head that left some thin and spotted lacing on the glass. Crisp, yet thin dark golden/light copper in color. The aroma is a blend of floral hops, light fruit (apple, orange, maybe some lemon), and earth-toned mustiness. Floral hops and an earthy grain/wheat flavor drive this maibock. The alcohol is very well hidden throughout this maibock. A nice biscuit maltiness provides a nice balance with this version's hop profile. A bit 'plain' tasting for the style, but nothing unpleasant. Medium bodied; grainy and almost mud-like on the palate: what I look for in a maibock. A decent version of the style. Unfortunately, very similar in flavor to most other maibocks out there. There's definitely better stuff to sample when you're visiting Main St. than this one.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one with dinner tonite. The beer came to me chilled in a pint glass. THe brew exhibits a clear gold color with a small white bubbly head that fades quickly to an edge layer. Some mild malty notes on the aroma, a little grainy I think. Not really too much else on the nose here.
First sip reveals an average bodied brew with slightly prickly carbonation. Flavor has a nice crisp hop character with grassy and earthy notes. I also get a bit of lager malt sweetness in the middle. THis is a nice refreshing brew for a warm May day but not very complex. Good for the style I think.

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2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Attractive crystal clear copper gold, with very little head, and no lacing.
Aroma is malty and lager-ish clean, with little in the way of esters or fruitiness. Some mild german hopping, mostly an herbal quality.
Flavor is big bodied and malty, with a clean sweetness and little hopping to speak of. Very subtle and clean, without much complexity. Carbonation is perhaps a little high for my tastes. The malts are a little plain.
I like maibocks, and this one is decent, although I think this is one of the worst beers these folks make.

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Willimantic Mail Carrier Maybock from Willimantic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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