Summit Maibock - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by ommegoose:
3.3/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Going to drink two bottles and fill my Samuel Smith's glass. Color like a shiny penny, with a little bit of (chill?) haze. Lots of visible carbonation. Frothy head holds quite well, and laces beautifully with a thick sheet all the way around.
Clean grainy aroma. Really clean. It's hard to smell a thing. Improves when warm, and gives off a little bit of peppery yeast and citrus.
This is hoppier than I can recall most maibocks being, but it is still primarily bready. Not overly sweet. A mild caramel presence, grassy finish. Lightly spicy. I'd like more sweetness probably. Has a bit of a sourdough character. Livens up a lot more when warmer and gets plenty sweeter, offering a little fruitiness.
It's a little too lively, even with a vigorous enough pour. Medium bodied.
Drinkability is decent. This is a hard style for me to get super-excited about. I could get a few down. I wouldn't have guessed it was especially boozy, but it's up there a little bit. The best part of the beer is the look. It's still competently made, but this really isn't a style that makes waves. We'll see if I still feel that way after the Three Floyds/Half Acre collab comes out.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2010 04:56:31 | More by ommegoose
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3.95/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I poured a bottle into a pilsner glass.
Appearance- Clear golden-yellow color with a fingers worth of head. The head lingers for a little head then gradually fades to a thin cap. Fair amount of foamy lacing.
Smell- Biscuit and grain aroma with some grassy hop smells as well.
Taste- Biscuity malt flavor with some grassy and earthy hops for balance. Slight honey-like sweetness.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied and smooth. An average amount of carbonation.
Overall- Very good beer and very enjoyable. This may become one of my go-to spring beers.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 00:18:47 | More by scratch69
Summit Maibock from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.