Bayer (Zum Grünen Baum) Maibock

unfiltered golden beer in wine glass
Brauerei Bayer Maibock

Brewery: Bayer (Zum Grünen Baum)
Town: Theinheim
Style:
Hellerbock
Color: unfiltered, deep golden to light amber

Head:
white, creamy
Nose:
malty, hint of apricot
Body: medium
, soft
Palate: rich malt, some apricot, fair hopping, fruity, dry
Finish: long, slightly bitter, dry

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression: I was hoping for an interesting seasonal but wasn’t expecting a Maibock in June, that’s for sure. I guess that was one of the few pluses of COVID-19. At any rate, it’s a style I love but it’s tricky and can be cloying. This one looked great and was nicely served in a smaller portion, actually better for the style. The price was more than fair too. It was gorgeous to behold and was a perfect accompaniment to our desserts, with a faint apricot nose which came out in the flavor too. The finish was lingering, dry and slightly bitter. I’d go in May just to have it.

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