Summit Maibock - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by RushLimbmalt:
4.7/5 rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This wonderful elixir pours a deep golden color and has a thin white head that is very sticky. The aroma is dominated by sweet malts , but a distinct spiciness comes through and with the alcohol that comes through it almost has a mellow bourbon like aroma. The flavor is malty and there is a spiciness there too. It is a pretty damn good maibock, by far the best I have ever had. Not a great session beer due to the abv and calories, but it is definitely a good spring treat from Summit.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2005 07:20:10 | More by RushLimbmalt
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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.