Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A hard pour reveals a three finger foamy head of gargantuan bubbles, which greedily cling to the side, leaving thick patterned lacing throughout. The brew itself is an initially translucent orange honey color, with visually low carbonation, that becomes cloudy when joined by the bottle's sediment. The aroma is fruity, with apple, orange, and plum as the highlights. The nose is otherwise filled with big, fresh malts, and the tiniest sting of alcohol. The taste's front is exhibited by the malts and fruit from the nose. This is quickly balanced by an enjoyable hoppiness that is both tart and appley. We end on a note that is rich in alcoholic character, which creates a spicy pepper flavoring that takes us into the aftertaste. The brew is medium to full bodied, deliciously creamy, and mildly coating, leaving the mouth satiated. While everything remains inviting about the brew, the abv keeps you from quickly draining your glass.
Overall, what stands out most is the well balanced flavor, between the big malts and the bitter hops. The flavors meld together to form an expertly crafted, creamy brew.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2010 00:07:58 | More by TheBrewo
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