Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
3.63/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a copper color, with a slight haze to it. A creamy and sticky, wet off-white head about two fingers in width sits on top with great retention and leaves excellent lacing.
When this thing is first poured, I get tons of malts on the nose. I was under the impression this is a fresh bottle, but maybe I got last years batch? Hops are only slightly present in the background. Alcohol isn't a big factore, which makes me lean towards this being an older bottle.
The taste is smooth and sweet malts, toned down, with a bitter finish. I was expecting a huge bitter punch, and I didn't get it. This must be an older bottle, as normally Avery's hoppy beers are very very good. A little disappointed in this.
My favorite part, is the mouthfeel. About medium in body with a low carbonation, this thing is incredibly smooth and easy drinking. Although it lacks the fresh hop character, it makes up for it in other areas. Drinkability is good.
Overall, fresh or not, this is a good beer. I'll have to pick up another bottle from another store to compare to find out if this was fresh or not, but judging by others reviews I'll bet this is older. Still a good beer, though.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2010 03:35:39 | More by Mistofminn
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3.88/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Deep copper, slightly hazy with an orange tinge, little fine carbonation a finger of orange tinged head.
S: Caramel, orange, sweet like candy, sugary.
T: Orange candy, deep toffee, caramel, hint of orange candy, richly sweet, light pine character.
M: Thick syrupy body with little fine bubbled carbonation. Solid bitter finish.
O: Well done Imperial IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 02:39:17 | More by patre_tim
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,513 ratings.