Full Review

River Rat Brewery

River Rat Brewery
Helles Bock

Category: Maibock

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

River Rat Brewery
Helles Bock

Category: Maibock

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
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.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Hoppy, Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: cole slaw, borscht, peach vinaigrette on greens, and mead
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of toasted orange bread, grass, pepper, and grapes
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Beef Teriyaki, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Funky and DMS and acetic acid laden.

The Producer

River Rat Brewery

The Producer
1231 Shop Road
Columbia, SC 29201
USA
1 803-724-5712

Their Portfolio

Maibock

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Serve in a Pokal
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.