Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.21/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz to Duvel Tulip
Bottled 162_3: June 11, 2013
A – A decently clear and very translucent amber. A quite thin off-white head that manages to look decent. Whenever I put down the glass, I like the way the lacing mostly slides down the side of the glass, leaving little patches of it behind. It almost looks like it’s sparkling as the bubbles move, combine, and shrink.
S – Wood and slight pine. Some citrus, mostly a lemon zest with some subdued orange. I’m getting some grass coming out now, and the wood is gone; I think it evolved into a sweet malty smell. The sweet smell isn’t quite brown sugar, but it’s tending that way.
T – A sweetness up front, followed by some nice hop flavor, then a sweetness on the back end. The first flavor is like a sweet orange with some pine. It then rolls into a soft yet confident pine and grass. Lastly, the sweetness comes back, a little sweeter tasting, and I think I can pick up a tiny bit of vanilla in addition to the sweet orange and pine.
M – Medium bodied, pretty soft but still a nice carbonation level. Hugs pretty close to the tongue. The finish is pretty wet, being the driest in the middle cheeks.
D – I’m digging this beer, it has great hop flavor while not being rough or overly bitter. It has a sweetness that may deter some, but plays into my soft spot for Belgian ales. I get the good hop flavor, some smoothness, and some sweetness, so I think it’s well done and well-balanced, even though it would be valid to say it is a little sweet/malty for a DIPA. It’s quite drinkable although I wouldn’t say it’s very refreshing. If it was a little less sweet, then it would be more so; but after a glass of water, this would be a nice beer to relax to after sweating.
4.5, 4, 4.25/4, 4.25, 4.25; 4.18.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 15:49:38 | More by nsheehan
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