Maibock

Virginia
United States
Maibock by Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This German-style Maibock is a striking hazy orange color. Medium in body with delicious bready notes. Bready, Full, Honey.

Profile

ABV: 
7.4%
IBUs: 
28
Hops: 
Saaz
Malts: 
Pilsner, Vienna, Dark Munich, CaraRed, CaraFoam
Judges Review 
Dan Martich's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Maibock by Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Helles Bock (Category 4C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured brilliantly clear, with a rich golden color and a soft thick white head with long lasting persistence. It was beautiful to look at the many bubbles rising to the top.

Malty sweet in the aroma, with very low hop/yeast spiciness with some lighter touches of floral and fruity esters. Grainy malt notes come through with a white bready character.  

The flavor mirrors the aroma in the malt and esters arena. The bitterness is moderately-high, and the dry, lager-like finish lingers for a while in the aftertaste. This beer is finely balanced towards the sweet, bready, slightly grainy malt but not too much so. A fine reminder that it is the lightest member of the Bock family.

The body and carbonation are medium with a small amount of warmth representing the style quite well. A pleasant mouthfeel that beckons another sip as you crave some more of the complex maltiness. 

This is one very well made and easy-drinking lager. It exemplifies the Helles Bock style by hitting all the characteristics and drinkability. Clean, malty, lightly spicy and dry -- this is one beer that’s hard to put down, and would pair well with a grilled Bratwurst topped with some grainy mustard. Prost!

Brewery Introduction

One might say the spark for the idea behind the brewery happened in 1992 with a visit to Cortina, Italy. Founders, Steve and Heidi Crandall were on a ski trip and were introduced to a German beer called Weihenstephan. This first real “craft” beer experience started a trend in the Crandall... Read More

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