Summit Maibock - Summit Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +10%
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.
05-17-2014 00:18:47 | More by scratch69
3.94/5 rDev +9.7%
Poured from bottle into a ping glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a thick two finger head of a pure white. The head is quite stable, hanging around for quite some time, before eventually fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer big and bready with tons of a doughy smell. Some sweeter aromas of a caramel and toffee nature join the bready aromas. A light bit of graininess as well as some very light hoppy aromas of a grassy and earthy nature are there as well, creating a overall rather smooth bock aroma.
Taste – The taste begins big and doughy with lots of caramel sweetness right from the start. As the taste advances some lighter fruit flavors sweeten the brew even more with tastes of apple and apricot hitting the tongue. While very sweet and bready upfront, the flavor gets even more so on both fronts as the taste moves on to the end. This increase in the two bulk flavors is accompanied by the arrival of some lighter grassy and hay like tastes, which actually very efficiently calm the big sweeter flavors of the brew, and overall complement them very nicely. With the mix of sweet, bready, and light grassy hop flavors that is left on the tongue at the end, a rather pleasant and moderately robust maibock flavor (at least for a 6.5 % abv. brew) is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thick and creamy for a brew of only 6.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thick and creamy body really give this beer a mouth coating feel which highly accentuates the sweeter and doughy flavors of the brew all while the average carbonation level is quite nice for keeping it very easy drinking.
Overall – This was a very big flavored and rather tasty easy drinking maibock at a decent abv. I rather enjoyed this one and would certainly recommend it to others.
04-19-2014 01:21:50 | More by Darkmagus82
3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
12oz bottle into a FW Imperial nonic glass
Notes from 03/09/14
Thanks to Mid for this
A: Light hazy blonde body with a hint of caramel color. Massive bone white meringue on top. Settles out to a thick halo of suds leaving behind a gorgeous sheet of sticky lace in its wake.
S: Smells of grainy malt and caramel cracker. Wheat or Pilsner perhaps with a touch of honey sweetness. Grassy hops and a few earthy minerals come out in the aromas as well. Nice and clean with some good quality ingredients.
T: Taste is very smooth and balanced all around. Malted grain cracker with some dry grass and earthy hop bitterness. Has a slight Pilsner like quality to it. Hint of honey malt sweetness to the beer and I find the alcohol to be completely incorporated. This bock comes off very well crafted. Very clean, refreshingly crisp, and really well balanced.
M: Smooth and moderate to light body with a nice even level of carb. Touch of peppery bitterness. Nice drying frothiness towards the finish. Ends up a touch on the watery side of things but does not detract from my enjoyment.
D: A very drinkable warm weather bock. Light and crisp with some firm malt presence and nice hop bitterness. Really well done like I am finding most of Summits brews. Without flaw. Would have again.
03-27-2014 22:10:10 | More by Nugganooch
Summit Maibock from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.