Friday, October 18, 2013
Hinterland Maple Bock (5/10)
The beer pours a nearly black dark brown with a thick tan head that lasts for several seconds.
The aroma is definitely maple syrup.
Flavor starts with hops and burnt grain. The maple may play a part but it's a minor one. Hops is definitely dominant. Having said that, it's not an intense hoppiness. It's just dominant over the other flavors. There is some coffee, too.
Beer Advocate rates this one an 85 or "good". Rate Beer gives it a 70. I'm giving it a 5/10. It's hoppier than most bock beers I've tried, and the maple which might have offset that only seems to make an appearance in the aroma.
I tried this on draft at The Daily Growler in Upper Arlington in late March 2013. I've seen it for sale in bottles at Ale Wine and Spirits of Powell, The Andersons General Store in Dublin, and individual bottles have been seen for sale at Whole Foods Market in Upper Arlington.
My Rating: 5/10