Summit Maibock - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMN:
3.3/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler. Slightly aggressive pour gave way to a generous white two finger head. However, that dissipated quickly.
Appearance: Light copper/pale in color. Transparent, no sediment.
Aroma: Big rush of yeast in the nose. Slight pale malt in the background. Not completely appetizing but not a turn off.
Taste: Better than it smells. The yeast from the aroma mix with a slight hop bite for an almost thiirst quenching experience. The malt is present more in the after taste.
Mouthfeel: The first half is sharp from the carbonation but smooths out in the second half. The drinkability is pretty high.
Overall: This is a seasonal beer from Summit and come next spring I'll probably go for it again at least once. Definitely a far cry from your typical macro lager, but nothing to write home about. At 6.7 abv it's no session beer, but drinks like one. Would pair nice with a salad or chicken entree.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2012 06:58:10 | More by JamesMN
More User Reviews:
4.26/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Cracking open the bottle of Summit's Maibock, I did a straight pour right into a tulip glass. Tulip glasses enhance the aroma and allow ample light in to review color, they are my first choice for reviewing.
The beer was a deep gold color I estimate about 12-14 SRM with a very pleasant floral and malt mix on the aroma, it had a nice 2 finger off-white head that lasted several minutes before falling to a standard ring at the edges of the glass.
I tasted the beer, and what a wonderful balance of what I am pretty sure are Hallertau hops (some of my favorite) and pale malts with a hint of light caramel malts. The balance between the specialty grains, regular malts and hops was exquisite, and pleasantly surprising! It is quite possibly the best balanced beer I've ever tasted.
The feeling in your mouth was wonderful, light and airy with a bit of heft that let you know you were drinking a hearty beer, but it wasn't trying to kill you.
Overall I highly enjoyed this beer, it had a lot of what I love in beers, good specialty malts, great hop selection, and a superb overall job.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 16:07:15 | More by savaship
2.78/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Reviewed from notes. Served in a shaker pint.
A foamy, white mass about a half finger in width dies quickly and barely covers the cap of this pale-gold beer.
The smells are clean and include some biscuit malt, sugary sweetness, and a bit of cereal grain.
I am surprised by the herbal and slightly sweet flavors out of the gate. Then comes some cardamom, earthiness, cereal grain, and a little bit of roast on the back end. These flavors are having a hard time meshing for me. I like the effort, just not what these profiles taste like all together.
This is another failing of this beer sadly.. This beer was watery thin, and even a little off putting. The finish is very dry and hard to get through.
Again, the downfall of this beer begins and ends with the mouth feel. It is also disappointing that this beer is entirely too grainy, and not malty enough for a bock.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2013 11:26:16 | More by Pintofbrown
Summit Maibock from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.