Brinkley's Maibock | Free State Brewing Co.

Brinkley's MaibockBrinkley's Maibock
BA SCORE
37.2%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 78 ratings
Brinkley's MaibockBrinkley's Maibock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer has a very full and complex flavor that is best enjoyed slowly, allowing the different flavors time to develop on your tongue. You will find that it changes as you progress from the first taste to the lingering finish. The malty sweetness is well balanced and blended with hop bitterness, giving a full, rich blend of flavors. A generous quantity of pilsner malt is joined with a little bit of caravienne for color and some carapils for body, along with plenty of Munich malt for flavor and aroma. This beer is lightly hopped with Yakima Perle and German Hallertau.

The traditional symbol for bock beers of all varieties is the billy goat. This is the reason that Free State named this Maibock after Dr. John R. Brinkley, a.k.a. "The Goat Gland Doctor." In 1920s Kansas, Brinkley gained notoriety for his alleged cure for infertility that involved the surgical implantation of goat glands in the affected individuals. Some farmers are even said to have brought along there own goats because they felt them to have superior sexual prowess.

Added by Quaffer on 05-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,554
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
78
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
10.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Maestro0708
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Enjoy by date is hard to read but looks like 5/26/17.

Pours copper / gold in color reminiscent of apple juice / cider. The head is small, white, and recedes into a cap of film that leaves behind a small bit of lacing on the glass.

This one is not particularly aromatic but smells of sweet maltiness balanced by floral and grassy hop notes.

The taste follows the nose with some sweet maltiness balanced by a floral / grassy hop flavor. Notes of caramel can also be detected. A bit of alcohol is also noticable in the finish.

The feel is medium bodied and crisp.

Lagers are not my favorite, but I was glad to have the opportunity to try this one. It's well balanced and refreshing, great for Spring!

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cavitae
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigmj7
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a orange-ish, yellow with a lit fog and frost to it. Head foams up to a finger in height and stark white in color. Great retention, with a few dots of lacing left behind. Aroma is light, and dotted with notes of floral, perfume, and grass. It has a light earthy malt note to it as well. Very much a spring time aroma. Flavor profile is floral and perfume hop notes. Earthy, biscuit malts are cellared away, providing a small base for the light hop notes. Light notes of caramel and yeast are sprinkled throughout. Mouth feel is medium-thin, with a crisp feel. Overall, a flavorful springtime beer that provides quality notes across the board in an easy to sip - crisp feel.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden color with almost no head. Aroma is light but malt, bread, and yeast. Taste follows with bready, malty, yeasty flavors and the slightest hint of spice. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, this is an average to below average representation of the style, no up to free states standard.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear and beautiful gold with a creamy white head that dissipates pretty quickly.
Aroma is grainy sweet with biscuit, a touch of lemon and spice, and a little floral.
The taste is grain and toffee, biscuit and spice with a touch of citrus and pine. Slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth. Nice body.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrJones
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnchaser
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DelMontiac
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alostplot
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cooldill
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boto
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle: This one pours a clear, golden color. There was a very small white head that didn’t linger long nor leave any lacing. The aroma is good, with notes of the malts, fruits, grass and some earthiness. The taste is good. Malty, with a good hop balance. Fruits and some mustiness to the taste. An easy drinker. I would definitely buy again!

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Photo of andyjeigh
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shiny copper penny color with excellent clarity and a wisp of off white head around the rim and the middle of the glass. Aroma of cereal grains is prevalent. I taste caramel and whole grains. The body is smooth and light to moderate carbonation is present.

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Photo of Wobbly
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid but not great example of the classic style.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle received in trade from Bigtreebrewing, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a smallish quickly receding bone white head. Sweet sugary malts with hints of bread and fruit with just a touch of earthy spice to counter. Decent sipper.

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Photo of drewskihausen
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Brinkley's Maibock from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 37.2% out of 100 with 78 ratings
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