Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
3.55/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle, Feb 2008 bottling, sampled 4/4. Bottle says 10.54%ABV instead of the 9.7% listed here
A: Beautiful reddish copper with a dense off white head. Not much carbonation but the massive amount of lacing makes up for it.
S:A pine hop slammer, this is. More pine follows with floral notes, dried mango, little more fruit and some sweet malt. Caramel with honey. Quite delicious.
T: Not as hoppy as the nose suggests with a lot of rum-like sweetness coming through on the palate. Hops are present up front with pine but I'm a tad disappointed by how heavily this leans on the sweeter side. The finish is on the sweeter side
M: Adequate carbonation, thickish body, bitter finish
D: I regret not having someone to share this with
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2008 04:23:39 | More by DefenCorps
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a very good beer, but I have had better. Maybe I have held on to this one too long, but it was a bit too malty for my taste. Although the bottle promotes the balance and "control" like a raja of both hops and malts. I feel like the malts are too intense for the beer. Well balanced but for the style I would say medium to high ratings.
Color: Dark bronze, but with some transparency, also a very low amount of head and lacing.
Smell: Not as intense as a West Coast IPA. Maybe that is my favorite style?
Taste: Balanced, I got this one on sale for a super deal so I figured I would try it, but I would not pay what the original price reflected.
Overall: A Solid beer, well balanced, not as much hops going on as I would like but its not a bad beer in any regard. But, to me there are much better in the same price range.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 01:51:00 | More by humuloner22
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,531 ratings.