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Maibock | Legend Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by hopsaplenty on 04-23-2005

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Photo of Rifugium
2.24/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

First had: on tap at Legend

Clear amber pour with a ringlet of white bubbles. Light aroma of caramel malts, diacetyl, mild grassy hops. More of this in the taste, sweet, thinned out caramel malts, grains, diacetyl off-flavors, light grassy and earthy hops. Light body. Overall not impressive and even a bit messy, which is not good for a style that really shouldn't be that hard to formulate.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Jimmys
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into tulip. my bottle says 7% abv.

A: very clear amber. head is bright white and not very impressive. retention is a mere rim of foam. lacing is minimal.

S: sweet caramel malts almost remind me of fresh figs. maybe a little grassy? yeah, definitely some fruit too.

T: body is similar to the nose, hits big with a toasty, grainy, bready caramel sweet flavor. sweetness dries out pretty quickly and leaves some sugar into the finish, but not nearly as much as the initial flavor. certainly better than the nose, but nothing exceptional.

M: average carbonation on a medium-ish body.

D: not awful, but i certainly wont be trying this again. seek out some other brews from legend instead like their brown or porter.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of JISurfer
3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, this one started out awesome, then kind of fizzled out. I guess you can't have everything all the time. Though it didn't really impress me, I would be willing to try thier other beers. The head on this baby was very thick and foamy. It had great retention, which did last a long time. The smell was just your average malt/hop aroma, with nothing else to back it up. Kind of a let down IMO. The taste atleast had some caramel going on, as well as a slight alcohol taste, to keep it going. All in all, not bad, but also not good. Just average to me.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of doerickson
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light amber with a foamy, three-finger off-white head that reduces to a wisp of froth. Brown sugar and biscuity malt aromas with a phenolic kick as well.

Crisp mouthfeel. Grainy, bready malt flavors up front, turning a bit syrupy as it warms. Just a hint of tea-like hops near the finish. It's not cloyingly sweet, but it is a very malty brew.

Hard for me to judge this within its style as I've had very few maibocks, but this was interesting to try.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A nice coppery color. Pours a good head that slowly dissipates over a few minutes. Not much lacing on the glass.

S - Nice fruit and spices nose, with an underlying character of bread, malts and nuts. There is a note of spices that permeate everything.

T - This is where I ran into trouble. Don't get me wrong, it has a very nice sweet caramel-and-apple flavor, with plenty of lightly roasted malts and a hint of hops. However the spices in this beer did not sit well with me. I am not sure if it was from the hops, or from other spices that were added to the mash, but I quickly learned that I can only drink one of these per night without suffering gastronomically induced nausea. I blame this on my personal biological responses, not on the beer, because I quite enjoyed drinking it.

M - Nice mouthfeel with good body and enough carbonation to carry the flavors.

O - Though I can't drink more than one of these in one sitting, I do enjoy it. This sample has the sweetness that I have come to associate with almost everything Legend brews. This one, however, might have been a bit better with less sugars.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of blackie
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: pours out a tight off-white head with low retention, medium bourbon amber in color

s: toasty/sweet euro dark lager malts - vienna and munich, give a crackery aroma with some brown sugar residue, benign hop aroma, decent maibock nose

m: carbonation moderate and a bit prickly, lighter in body with a slight slickness in the aftertaste

t: well flavored with toasty dark lager malts, notes of toasted crackers and a touch sugary, moving to a light balancing bitter in the finish as the sugars clean up, pretty nice and thankfully lacking in some of the off flavors often found with this brewer

d: no problem, a flavorful, drinkable lager

bomber from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond

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Photo of arguemaniac
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish copper color with an initially robust head that diminishes quickly leaving only a slight lace. Sweat bready malt aroma. While the flavor is pretty restrained and nicely dry with just a touch a roast, like any good miabock, but it’s also a bit too fruity and not very smooth, unlike better examples of the style. On top of that, the alcohol is kinda harsh for 6.5%.

Kind of a let down considering it’s a stab at one of my favorite styles by one of my favorite breweries. Despite what I expected, I’m not entirely blown away. Still, it’s fairly solid and very drinkable, I was just expecting more…

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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