Saturday, 14 April 2012

Holsten Maibock

Holsten Maibock comes out of Hamburg, Germany.  It's a maibock--a lighter member of the bock family.  It comes in a 500mL can and contains 7% alcohol.  The maibock pours a golden colour that's just a shade or so darker than a pale lager. It has considerable carbonation and a quickly dissipating white head.  There's a grainy, slightly metallic aroma and a surprisingly sweet, malty flavour.  A sweet, fruity initial taste gives way to a finish that tends toward the bitter.  It's oddly refreshing for a strong, malty brew.  The mouthfeel is quick thick--almost syrupy.  Warm, alcohol taste is present, but not overwhelming.

Holsten's Maibock is an excellent variation on bock.  It is definitely worth trying--tasty, oddly refreshing, and admirably punchy.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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