1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

The Maestro - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
The Maestro
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

3 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged in an Evan Williams Single barrel.
View: Beers (212) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of TATURBO
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of MasterSki
3.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of a taster flight at the Clybourn brewpub.

A - Half-finger of white foam settles to a thing ring and spotty lace. Lightly hazed golden-brown body.

S - Hefty bourbon aroma, with notes of butterscotch, and a bit of fruitiness from the base maibock. There's also an apple note - acetaldehyde? Potent nose. As this warms up there's a bit of acetone as well.

T - Taste is extremely sweet, with large amounts of butterscotch, vanilla, caramel malts, and again a bit of that tart appleskin flavor. Finishes with an oak and lightly sour bourbon bite to it.

M - Medium-full body, chewy texture, lower carbonation, and a mildly tannic finish. Light warming alcohol is present, but consistent with the listed ABV.

D - Not sure this Maibock needed to go into a bourbon barrel, but I'm not overly impressed with the outcome. It also smells and tastes boozier than you'd expect for a 7.5%. This isn't an experiment that I'd repeat in the future.

The Maestro from Goose Island Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.