Herold Maibock

dark amber beer with huge head in mug
Herold Maibock

Brewery: Herold
Town: Büchencbach

Style: Maibock
Color: chestnut
Head: off white, dense, rocky
Nose: rich malt, some dried fruit
Body: medium, low carbonation
Palate: rich malt, dried fruit, roast, nice hopping
Finish: long, dry, bittersweet

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression:  This is the kind of Bock you hope for from a brewery whose only other beer is a dry dark one. It’s a bigger and even better version. This is one easy to drink Bock but full-flavored just the same, with a nice dried fruit component intermingled with some roast. What really sets it apart is a firm underlying hoppiness that makes for a long, bittersweet finish. I’d say, the finish is even drier than their flagship and that take some doing in a strong beer. It’s only around in early May so time your visit well.

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