What color is a Maibock? Any color. When does it come out? Usually late April into early May. How long does it last? Not long. Head to the Bierquellenwanderweg to hike an amazing beer hiking trail and taste some of the finest dark lagers on the planet. Go very early in May and you'll find two lovely Maibocks too.
Jürgens Rotbier is a balanced richly malty Rotbier with a nice spicy character and aromatic hops in the nose. The lingering finish is semi-dry and semi-bitter.
Bayer Bräu Raubritter is richly malty Märzen with a nice spicy character in the dry for the style palate. This brewery closed in 2011 but they have their beer contract-brewed at Arnsteinter.
Bayer Bräu Bayerator is richly malty brew with a heady 7.2% alcohol content and a bittersweet finish. This brewery closed in 2011 but they have their beer contract-brewed at Arnsteinter.
Palmbräu Unser Bestes is their 5.3% Export Pils with a nice balanced hoppy palate and semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Palmbräu Schwarzer Zornikel is a rich dark Doppelbock of 8% with roast and licorice in both the nose and palate. The lingering finish is bittersweet and a bit cloying.
Palmbräu Pils is balanced if industrial tasting Pils with a linger, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Palmbräu Export is malty with a sticky finish.
Häffner-Bräu/Hopfenstopfer is a triple hopped double IPA (Comet, Taurus, Saphir) with a lovely black currant element to complement the citrus hops. The lingering finish is semi-dry. It’s a dangerously drinkable 6.8%, IPA.
Häffner-Bräu/Hopfenstopfer Incredible Pale Ale is a quadruple hopped IPA (Sauvin, Taurus, Cascade, Saphir) and their signature Incredible Pale This one is very juicy with a lovely citrusy palate. The lingering finish is dry and bitter but not overly so.