Ettaler Maibock

IMG_6334.JPG
Brewery: Etaller
Town:
Ettal
Style:
Heller Bock
Color: no visuals as in a clay mug

Head:
white, fluffy, dense
Nose: malty, hint of hops
Body: full-
bodied
Palate: rich and malty but lacking the bitterness in the best Hellerbocks

Finish: uneven, not quite dry enough
Served:
from a bottle in Ettal
Impression: Ettaler is mostly known for their Dunkles and certainly their Helles and Weißbier are popular in their area. Their most known seasonal is a Dopplebock called Curator but I was intrigued when I learned of their still brewing a Hellerbock as it’s a style that can be great. So, my expectation were pretty high and was sad when the brewery tap at the Kloster Hotel said they didn’t carry it. I was happy to find it across the street, unsurprisingly in bottle form since the brewery didn’t even have it!  It was a nice enough beer but the finish lacked the dryness you’d like to find in the style and what can make them so damn dangerously drinkable.  Worth seeking out if in the area but not to go out of your way for.

Care for a better Maibock?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s