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

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Bucking Bock Maibock
92 points
Amber color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of apple jacks cereal, creamed honey on raisin toast, and praline with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits overtones of dried fruits and arugula finish. A delicious, supple and nicely balanced 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.
Summit Brewing Co. Maibock
88 points
Brilliant amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and nuts and baked red and sweet potatoes with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish with overtones of peppered greens, honeyed nuts, and radishes finish. A vivacious, fruity maibock.
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.