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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2013, 08:58:33 AM »
My lager brewing season is limited to when we have cold weather.  I try to always get in a Maibock, but this year went for a doppelback instead.  I'm missing the Maibock!
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2013, 09:31:03 AM »
Man I'm in the same boat this year.  Last year's Maibock was a tad on the stronger side and deceivingly so.  So we called it Mindblock.  Mmmm, I wish I had me some Mindblock right now.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2013, 12:48:51 PM »
The local lager craft brewery has one on that is superb. Must. Brew. One.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2013, 02:16:44 PM »
I have one on at home now and it tastes fine to me, but didn't do well at the last two competitions.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2013, 02:52:07 PM »
I have one on at home now and it tastes fine to me, but didn't do well at the last two competitions.

You just never know for sure.  I thought the Mindblock would get picked apart but it took silver in the Fall Classic last year.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2013, 02:59:03 PM »
I have one on at home now and it tastes fine to me, but didn't do well at the last two competitions.

You just never know for sure.  I thought the Mindblock would get picked apart but it took silver in the Fall Classic last year.

Comps are always part luck. 95% luck if you aren't a good brewer, 25% luck if you're a great brewer.

I'm entering my Maibock for the first time this weekend - after I'm nearly done with the keg. :)
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2013, 03:48:51 PM »

Comps are always part luck. 95% luck if you aren't a good brewer, 25% luck if you're a great brewer.

I'm entering my Maibock for the first time this weekend - after I'm nearly done with the keg. :)

That's how it was for us as well, we figured we liked it so much we might as well see how it did. It was hard to give away some of the last precious ounces but really nice to get some positive feedback from judges that aren't worried about hurting your feelings. 
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