About Maibock

About Maibock
Maibocks are light bronze to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 6-7.5%. These beers are medium to full-bodied and are characterized by a sweet malty flavor and subtle hop character. As its name suggests, this is a bock style that traditionally makes a spring appearance in May in celebration of a new brewing season. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Capital Maibock, Hofbräu Maibock and August Schell Schell’s Maifest.

Top Picks for Maibock

Knee Deep Brewing Co. Juli Bock
90 points
Amber color. Toasty aromas and flavors of apple butter on herb sourdough toast, cinnamon roll, and dried pear with a slightly chewy, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of peppered lettuce, orange cake, and radish sprouts finish. A nice chewy Maibock with appealing citrus hops.
River Rat Brewery Helles Bock
80 points
Gold color. Vegetal aromas and flavors of cole slaw, borscht, peach vinaigrette on greens, and mead with a supple, tangy, fizzy, sweet-and-sour medium body and a peppery, odd, swift finish with notes of toasted orange bread, grass, pepper, and grapes finish. Funky and DMS and acetic acid laden.