Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
3.63/5 rDev -14%
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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4.34/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tipple's Brews - Gainesville - Release #18, 2014 - 1 pint, 6 oz. Bottle
A - pours a nice orange with two fingers of white bubble head that somewhat quickly dissipated. Carb levels coming up are standard. Nice clarity.
S - Nice citrus notes on nose, has nice earthy qualities to it. Hop presence is forward here. Mildly boozy here.
T - Start is nice and warming. Has a boozy quality there (expected for 10+%). Extremely smooth for being an Imperial. Has a very balance hop and malt profile. The end you get that booziness for sure, but between it is a nice caramel, sweet taste.
M - Medium bodied, quite drinkable. Carbonation is perfect. Smooth, very smooth, no real bite to speak of like you get w/ alot of Imperials.
O - Worth a try. Very nice qualities to it. At the price point, it may not be all that, but for what it is it does not dissapoint.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 23:38:45 | More by da_beers
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,123 ratings.