Capital Brewery – Maibock

Capital Brewery - Maibock

Capital BreweryMaibock

Brewed in: Middleton, Wisconsin
2015 BJCP Style: 4C. Helles Bock
ABV: 6.2%
Malts: Brewers, Honey
Hops: Liberty, Hallertau
Bottled on: 3/12/16
Tasting on: 5/15/16
Glass: Pilsner

Aroma: Overtones of spicy and earthy hops, along with notes of citrus. Undertones of medium toasted malt. 8/10

Appearance: Golden with deep straw highlights. Off-white head with large to fine bubbles and good retention. 9.5/10

Flavor: Moderate hop bitterness in the beginning followed by rich, toasted malt and medium-low sweetness in the middle. Minor hop bitterness in the end. The aftertaste has lingering hop bitterness and toasted malt. 16/20

Mouthfeel: Medium-full with moderate carbonation. Warming alcohol that is slightly harsh. 8/10

Overall Impression: Surprisingly bitter, but the rich malt and sweetness still show through, along with noticeable attenuation. 43/50

Final Score: 85% = B-

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