Review: Fort Collins Brewery Maibock | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Fort Collins Brewery Maibock
92 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Fort Collins Brewery Maibock

Style: Maibock

ABV: 6.4 IBU: 34

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Fort Collins Brewery Maibock

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What the brewers say

“A smooth malty flavor attained from the richness of Munich malts that finishes with gentle warming sweetness. Toffee notes and understated hops bitterness round out the bock experience. Brewed in the Fall, Aged in the Winter, Celebrated in the Spring. Prost!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Sweet melanoidin malt followed by subtle floral hops. Rich malty nose of toffee and toast. Very low sulfur and esters. Classic lager fermentation. Light touch of alcohol spiciness. Some sherry-like oxidation. Fruity, with some cherry, pineapple, and brown sugar.”

Flavor: “Full, rich malt: dessert beer! Hops are just enough to support the rich malt flavors. Strong malt palate with pils, melanoidin, and a bit of caramel. Hops spiciness and alcohol warmth meet nicely to take the beer to the finish. Mild balancing bitterness, but this increases over time.”

Overall: “Despite the amazing malt, this beer finishes off-dry, complex, and intriguing. A welcome treat. Overall, fairly pleasant. The finish isn’t as clean as I’d like. More like a traditional bock than a maibock.”

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