Altenmünster Maibock | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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Altenmünster MaibockAltenmünster Maibock

Brewed by:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2003

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a golden amber with a modest head, quickly reducing to a thin layer. Grassy in the nose. The mouth gets the tingle of the carbonation, followed by the bready malt. Easy to drink.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-pours a clear golden-amber with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-honey,spicy,clove,marzipan,slightly grassy
-Follows the nose plus sweet grains and vanilla
-medium carbonation
-medium,soft body
-alcohol noticeable
This was a real surprise.A very good Maibock

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Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice maibock, very bread-y in taste, malty in aroma. Clear golden in color with light airy head.Just enough of a snap in taste, with little lingering on the palate. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Superbadsteve
1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

Photo of grumpygerman
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of rredshift
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of megu
4.95/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very tasty bockbeer. Spring-top opens with a loud pop. It is not too strong for a bock but it leaves an intense, thick lingering sweet honey-like taste. The hops is very subtle and it is not very bitter at all.

Excellent choice for a rather slow drinking experience.

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Photo of jawneyt
2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of samie85
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a hazy orange color with yeasty looking sediment suspended in the beer with a two and a half finger white head into my masskrug.

S-Smells of sweet and flowery, honey-like malt notes with a bit of spice.

T-Flowery, honey and grainy malt notes with a bitter and slightly medicinal finish.

M-Medium to full-bodied and pretty slick with low carbonation.

D-The mouthfeel plays against the drinkability of this one, but it's overall a pretty beer. The flowery notes are something I'm not terribly used to, but it's an interesting enough departure from what I usually drink

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Photo of OttoPeeWee
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this for the fantastic 2L swing top growler. $15 bucks, is like the beer is free. The beer is golden with floating sediment. Good head that dissipates to a white dusting. Good lacing. Smells like husky grain, as a good German beer should, but with an added liquorish/clove note. Harvest candy. The taste is husk grain with a sweetness and perfect bitterness. The alcohol is invisible. The carbonation is exquisite. Very soft and pillowy mouth feel. I am finding myself chugging this down...and may find myself on a pillowy cloud if I try and finish the 2L. Das good! 1516 in the house.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mikeyv35 for this extra. Served in a pilsener glass. 50cl swing-top opened with a huge pop.

A - Pours with a half-finger of quick-dissolving foam that settles to a thin collar and wispy haze, leaving negligible lacing. Slightly hazed dark peach skin body with lots of visible bubbles.

S - Toffee, honey-cake, cereal, perhaps some light floral and grassy notes. Appropriately reminds me of springtime. No obvious alcohol.

T - Taste is less sweet than the aroma, with some hearty fresh bread character mingling with the sweeter flavors. Lightly herbal hop bitterness in the finish keeps things from being overly saccharine.

M - Lively carbonation that is a bit much for my taste. Body is medium and extremely sticky throughout. Alcohol remains well-hidden, even though this is at the upper range for the style.

D - A largely inoffensive representation of the style. I had no problem consuming my half-liter, but it lacks sufficient depth for me to seek it out again. I haven't had many Maibocks, but this falls squarely in the middle somewhere.

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Photo of bort11
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz flip-top bottle, poured into a pilsner glass. Mild white and foamy head is only about a half inch and is pretty quick to recede. Small flecks of foam stick to the glass, but over all not much. Body color is a hazy golden amber with active carbonation bouncing around small bit of sediment.

Smell has a nice honey malt sweetness with a mild vanilla-lavender floral aroma. Taste is also very malty, but the floral flavors move to hops. Very sweet, but more like honey than processed sugars. There is a creamy texture and finishes dry. This is quite refreshing and clean, but the 7.5% ABV can sneak up. This is a great beer for when the work is done, not so much for

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Photo of Absumaster
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear, golden beer with a strong carbonation. The head fades rather quickly and leaves a small layer of white foam at the side of the glass.

Smell is malty with light dextrinous notes and maybe hints of hay, dough and oatmeal cookies.

Taste is malty and to be quite frank, it tastes most like a underattenuated pilsner. The dextrinous malt and bigger body, make the beer sweet and balance is totally on the malt side. The hops are somewhere there, but bitterness is barely tasted. Mouthfeel is a bit thick and sweet, but still at a drinkable level. The beer appears to be fresh. Maybe I am just not the biggest fan of the style.

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Photo of hustlesworth
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pale golden amber and hazy with some sediment floating around amidst the rising bubbles. off white head is richer and creamier than other beers of this color and leaves a thin web of lace around the glass. also dig the swing top and label art.

S- somewhat fruity and tart, lightly toasted grains, meaty, fried pork, stewed tomato, some light floral and herbal hops.

T- decent amount of flavor, still savory like pork and tomato, oregano, herbal, mild banana and clove flavors from all the yeast floating around. not as bold and malty as i would expect a maibock to be, but for pale malt there certainly is alot of flavor. fruity apple and pear skin notes come out along with white grape and most of the fruity flavor seems to come from alcohol esters as then blend with hop flavor which to my delight, is up front, floral and spicy like pepper and lemon pith. finishes with pale grain flavor and fading hop bitterness.

MF- nice medium body, carbonation is tenacious until the swallow, where the body smooths out a bit and goes down with a slight creamy feel. alcohol dryness and some hoppy astringency combine to give this one a chardonnay type of feel.

D- this brew is an oddity as far as the way i think of german beers. light in color, pale malty in flavor, yet with good alcohol strength and decent body. it would be easy to drink this away like a helles or the like, not realizing that at 7.5 it packs a lil punch. a nice offering and a cool label at any rate, and a pleasantly unique turn from the style that i've been accustomed to.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect pale golden yellowy hue with a smeared foggy glow. Thickly firm and stacked as a solid finger high of white creamy froth sits and sits and sits. Impressively lasting capping! Lots of thinnly placed sheeting is cast across the glass with might.

Aroma is fairly light but clean of floral hop dust, old sweet bread, pale citrus of lemon, and a titch of soured cereal.

Not much to it in flavor, but it has a lasting tone within its simplicity. Pale breadish malts, offly sweetened with some grassy and floral hints as well as some semi toasted breading or bread crusts. Malt tone could have been much more beefy and overall have more to it. What's there is simple, easy going, and drinkable.

Body is a cleaner mediumish body when tallying up against many other Maibocks there's more malty, bolder, beefier tasters out there and thicker with more complexity.

The perfect Maibock for a beginner if not quite ready for more of the bigger, chewier brews out there. It's a good drinker however and really isn't all that disappointing as a beer in that recognition. Its good, but there's definately better.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a swing top 'pint' bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a golden straw in color with a half inch of white head. This settles and keeps as a frothy surface cap as the carbonation keeps things interesting.

Smells of bready malts and with a touch of hops with a bit of pleasant and just slightly unexpected sweet funk, especially when agitated. Good and clean. Taste follows and is sweeter than the color might indicate and closer to an English Pale as well. Quite interesting and a rare visit to the style for me. This beer offers a more subtle approach to the bock style in general, and I do like it.

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Photo of spointon
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a brown swingtop bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A= This beer poured a clear, light gold color with a 1" fluffy white head. The head slowly dropped to a 1/8" creamy cap and maintained that all the way down the glass. Lots of pretty lacing left behind too.

S= Mild aroma to say the least. Clean with a very muted bit of malt, citrus, and earthiness.

T= Much better than the aroma with a bready malt sweetness, some grassy hops and some caramel notes. I think my bottle was ever so slightly oxidized, but it didn't overwhelm the goodness. Yeast made a quick appearance then faded away into the dry and slightly hoppy finish.

MF= Medium body, chewy, soft, and with a fading carbonation level.

D= A solid Maibock here with the ABV totally hidden. Would gladly drink this one again.

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Photo of russpowell
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An old friend from Germany, love the new label!

Flip Top opens with a solid whoosh pours a chill-hazed apricot with 2 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Never quite clears, average head retention & a trace of lacing

S: Some breadyness, peppery & leafy hops

T: Breadyness, herbal & leafy hops plus jammy fruittyness up front. As this warms, the fruittyness turns towards a juicy fruit flavor, along with more herbal & some steely hops, plus a grainy peppery edge. Finishes dry, grainy & with a bit too much fruittyness & a bit of booze nibbling at the roof of my mouth

MF: Semi-chewy, low carbonation, good balance

Drinks pretty good for the style, but the OTT juicy fruit flavor detracts a bit

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazy, bright golden color, big, puffy white head...looks like the inside of a sofa cushion.

Cereal husk and alcoholic sting in the sweet malty nose.Alittle flowery, a touch of citrus.

Fruitier in the flavor, more lush, generous malt in the mouth than smelled in the aroma. Creamy and smooth, definitely drinkable. That fusel snap in the nose hides well below the surface in the aroma.
Medium bodied, lingering malty finish, and as we drink on, it gets, to coin a phrase, deliciouser and deliciouser.

Good stuff!

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Altenmünster Maibock from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 53 ratings