Maierfest Lager - Rogue Ales
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2.9/5 rDev -22.9%
Poured ontap into a pint glass. Brownish/Copper color with a small head that recedes to a ring along the sides of the glass.
Smell is of bready malts, standard fare for an octoberfest.
A slight roasted/smokey to this beer, and finishes a bit sour on the back end. Decently malty with an herbal hop presence. I'd liken this brew to sourdough bread. I found the flavor to be strange and maybe even a little off.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly watery.
Drinkability is average. This brew doesn't really stick out, other than that odd sour twang. On par with low end Octoberfests.
09-04-2009 14:22:33 | More by Stinkypuss
4.43/5 rDev +17.8%
Poured from a Rogue bomber, $5.99 in Columbus. This beer is copper colored, clear and transparent. Maybe 3-4 fingers of foam, not much lacing. Nice malty aroma, sweet caramel and maybe biscuit. The taste is all malt deliciousness, no hops except what's necessary to keep the sweetness in check. Very tasty without being cloying. Body is just thicker than water, excellent American lager overall.
08-16-2009 22:11:52 | More by TurdFurgison
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours a nice copper color with a one-finger head into my glass. Nice presentation. Nearly orange-ish in color.
Aroma is nice and full of sweet malt mainly that has a profile reminiscent of the style as there should be.
Taste is full of sweet, smokey malt with only a bit of hop bitterness. Clean profile and minimal graininess.
Mouthfeel is full of lingering sweet malt. Standard and inoffensive.
Decent for the style. Drinkable. Nothing too impressive but it hits the spot.
08-16-2009 02:43:30 | More by Brad007
4.4/5 rDev +17%
From a 22 oz. bomber. Deep rustic golden amber in appearance, tall frothy slightly off-white head with excellent retention. Sparse patches of thin lacing.
Rich bready malts on the nose, some crisp grain, grassy, slightly herbal hops.
The flavour starts bready, slightly toasted, even nutty at times, some crisp grain in the middle, mild grassy hops on the dry finish along with a slight buttery malty aftertaste. Practically spot on for an all-malt lager.
The mouthfeel is one of the best and most enjoyable aspects of this lager, creamy smooth and full, with a brief kick of carbonation on the finish.
One of the most satisfying lagers I've ever tasted, Rogue Brewmaster John Maier has outdone himself with this one that carries his namesake.
08-15-2009 02:15:58 | More by IronDjinn
Maierfest Lager from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.