5A. Maibock/Helles Bock
Examples: Ayinger Maibock, Capital Maibock
Serving Temp: 45°- 50°
Glassware: Flute, Pilsner, Seidel, Stange or Stein
Aroma: Strong malt aroma, light toast, spicy noble hop aroma.
Appearance: Pours clear, dark gold to light amber with a large creamy white head.
Flavor: Bready sweet with little or no caramelization. Moderate hop bitterness - just a touch more than needed to balance the sweet malt flavors.
Mouthfeel: Warming alcohol presence, medium-bodied, pronounced carbonation but smooth.
Food Pairings: Cuisine: German, Itallian. Meat: pork, seafood. Cheese: nutty, Asiago, Parmesan.
HopHeadSaid: These beers are not the easiest to find so if you see one, and it is in season (meaning it isn’t passed its best by date) then be sure to pick one up. Their crisp lager profile accentuates the hop flavor/bitterness. The malt sweetness isn’t cloying making it a great accompaniment to any warm spring day!