Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an amber color with peach hues. Frothy soft looking one finger white head. Nice retention. Fluffy. Perfect toasted grain malt notes are the bulk of the nose. Slight caramel notes with touches of honey fill in the holes that the toasted grains missed. Floral hop presence levels everything out. Very nice and fresh smelling maibock.
Strong presence of honey in this maibock. Toasted grain flavors kick in after the initial honey blast. Honey notes aren't cloying and don't take on a buttery flavor, but they are quite hefty. Floral hop notes have a nice spicyness to them. Slick across the palate leaving a dry subtle bitterness in the finish with a toasted grain aftertaste. A tad too boozy, although I'm not surprised with the higher abv. Medium bodied maibock. Quite a nice one from Dr. Yarrington...not that I'm surprised though.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2007 04:48:01 | More by bjohnson
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