Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Selin's Grove Mai Bock
Being that I visited Selin’s Grove Brewery in May, I had to order a glass of the Mai Bock. The beer pours an orange-amber with a thin bubbly white color. The aroma consists of sweet malts, lemon, and tangerine. The taste is sweet and smooth at first with a nice alcohol bite before a bitter lemon finish with some pepper accents kicks in to play. The alcohol content is 6.5% ABV. This was a surprisingly hoppy and dry Mai Bock, but also quite excellent. The caramel backbone is wonderful, which was expected, but the bitterness that is also present gave a new perspective on this style.