Mai Bocks are a sure sign of spring and summer to come, especially in Minnesota: They’re released in March, and you start looking forward to the Hefeweizens and Saisons–and then wham! you get 8 more inches of snow. I’ve been ready to leave the bock season for a couple weeks now, including the 2 or 3 I brewed myself, so it’s hard to finish this Mai Bock. With that, I think this nails the style. Strong, yet easy to drink with a nice sweet aftertaste. I have found that I prefer the darker bocks like dopples, so while I drank the entire bottle of Summit Maibock, I didn’t enjoy it!
My wife and two kids tolerate my love of beer and politics. When I'm not helping out a local candidate for office or lobbying the state legislature on behalf of early childhood issues (my job), I'm making beer and drinking it. I also contribute what insight I have about beer on my own blog, to mnbeer.com and the Twin Cities Imbiber 'zine. View all posts by Eric