Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by sfoley333:
4.03/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 22oz bottle marked Feb 2008 batch 7. Poured into New Belgium Snifter with a copper red hue and thick off white head that foamed up two fingers, also very good lacing. Smell is sweet mixed with pine and citrus, would say that its a lot different from batch 2 I tried in the past which smell like dank pot( and no I wasnt smoking any before). Taste is heavy on the grapefruit and pine resin flavors with a a sweet malt backbone, I have to say while good its a could be a little bit better balanced with the bitterness level and hop flavor. Mouthfeel is medium body close to a barleywine with an excellent medium to low carbonation level. While at 10.54 ABV its very drinkable for the alcohol I find the bitterness is a little over the top but still a very good beer, just remember being better in the past.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2008 08:54:33 | More by sfoley333
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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 4,541 ratings.