In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Fort Collins Brewery Maibock

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.”