Also called “heller bock” (meaning “pale bock”), the German-style Maibock is paler in color and more hop-centric than traditional bock beers. A lightly toasted and/or bready malt character is often evident.
- White Chocolate Cheesecake
- Elixir Maibock, Abita Brewery
- Maibock, Mad Fox Brewing Co.
- Maibock, Smuttynose Brewing Co.
Pale to Light Amber
Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles
Mild to Noticeable
Hop aroma and flavor are low to medium low, deriving from noble-type hops. Hop bitterness is low
A lightly toasted and/or bready malt aroma is often evident. Roasted or heavy toast/caramel malt aromas should be absent
Fruity-ester flavors may be low, if present
Not common to style
Medium to High
Short to Medium
Medium - High
Pilsner, Munich, Vienna