Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz. bottle served in my DT tulip. Pours a dull, burnt orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity and a dense, two-inch, cream-colored head topped with tiny clusters of bubbles concentrated across the center. Head eventually settles into a creamy half inch cap with thick swaths of lacing coating the sides of the glass after each tilt. Nose expresses citrus notes, rind, a hint of toffee, a slight earthiness and perhaps a touch of grapefruit seed. Taste consistent with nose; however, a bit of an herbal character comes out and dulls the toffee sweetness. Finishes with an earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a faint oiliness to the texture, an even carbonation and a light astringency. Overall, a decent balance to the malt profile; however, the flavors come off a bit muddled without really deciding if it wants to be more sweet or more hop forward. It could be an old bottle, but a bit difficult to determine without freshness dating.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2013 00:51:15 | More by Jwale73
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a: dark copper and honey. pretty clear, lighter at the bottom of the glass. large 3 finger froth white head
s: passionfruit, dank mango, orange zest, ripe pear, sweet caramel and toffee malts, something bread in here as well. smells dark, sweet, and juicy
t: dank - follows the nose. this is well balanced, but on the sweeter side. mango, pineapple, apricot, grapefruits, sweet citrus zest. big caramel malt presence. subtle bitterness on the backend comes from a grapefruit flavor.
m: medium with a slightly dry finish. medium carbonation
o: head sticks around, as does the lacing. this is an interesting beer. it tastes slightly big, but its not too complex. i'm not sure how old this bottle is, but it is mostly the sweet citrus and malts i'm picking up on - not too bitter, and only at the end of the sip. its above 8% abv is completely hidden, so be careful. even though its sweet, still refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2013 22:32:33 | More by hopsputin
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,929 ratings.