Summit Maibock - Summit Brewing Company
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4.26/5 rDev +18.7%
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.
11-05-2013 16:07:15 | More by savaship
2.78/5 rDev -22.6%
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.
11-04-2013 11:26:16 | More by Pintofbrown
3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
On tap, this was a very nice, characterful, highly drinkable maibock if nothing really exciting.
Deep gold, it had a medium big, creamy off-white head slowly shrinking to thin foamy top and leaving a little lace. It looked good.
Aroma was raisiny grain, hay, hints of herb - a mild but nice, solid maibock type.
Taste was a creamy grain and raisiny sweetness, very lightly toasty, light but firm grassy-spicy bitterness, very faintly herbal, with raisiny bready aftertaste. Feel was nice and creamy.
07-24-2013 02:54:28 | More by Offa
Summit Maibock from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.