Maibock/Helles Bock

Moderate to strong malt aroma, often with a lightly toasted quality and low melanoidins. Moderately low to no noble hop aroma, often with a spicy quality. Clean. No diacetyl. Fruity esters should be low to none. Some alcohol may be noticeable. May have a light DMS aroma from Pils malt. Appearance: Deep gold to light amber in color. Lagering should provide good clarity. Large, creamy, persistent, white head.
Flavor: The rich flavor of continental European pale malts dominates (Pils malt flavor with some toasty notes and/or
melanoidins). Little to no caramelization. May have a light DMS flavor from Pils malt. Moderate to no noble hop flavor.
May have a low spicy or peppery quality from hops and/or alcohol. Moderate hop bitterness (more so in the balance than
in other bocks). Clean, with no fruity esters or diacetyl. Well attenuated, not cloying, with a moderately dry finish that may
taste of both malt and hops.

Commercial Examples:

Nothing so far in ZA.

Ayinger Maibock, Mahr’s Bock, Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock, Capital Maibock, Einbecker Mai-Urbock, Hofbräu Maibock, Victory St. Boisterous, Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock, Smuttynose Maibock

What The Beersluts have to say:

Sorry buddies, we haven’t done a proper taste test on these beers yet!!

 

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