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Maisel & Friends Stefan's Indian Ale - Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.

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Maisel & Friends Stefan's Indian AleMaisel & Friends Stefan's Indian Ale

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 28
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-08-2013

My interpretation of a traditional India Pale Ale, with a pleasant dose of bitterness and a fresh, fruity taste. Inspiring and exotic. Surprises with citrus notes and floral nuances and finishes with hints of wild honey and caramelized malt.
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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of NierBier
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My local drink market got fresh bottles in today so I thought I would drink one and rate this.

Pours with nice off white chunky head that dissipates slowly, good lacing. Slightly hazy pale amber color. Smells of citrus, sweetness and hops, maybe honey.

Nice hoppy flavor, very smooth with a nice strong bitterness aftertaste. I would call it a creamy bitterness with carbonation.

I really enjoy this beer and the fact that it is so much different than anything I have drank since I left the US. I never knew how much I missed good beer and diversity until I lived in Germany for about 6 years and stumbled upon this. Only bad thing I can say about it is that is maybe a bit over-carbonated for my tastes.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I enjoyed a 0.75l bottle of this on 30SEP13, in Rothenburg. It was a gift from good friend Iain (jamesw). Best by 26JUN15.

Poured a clear, golden honey color - lovely! Head was off-white/light tan and like whipped cream! It lasted and lasted, the frothy foaminess leaving super lace. Smell was slightly sweet and of exotic fruit. Body was medium to medium-plus, and it did not raise a ruckus on the tongue.

Taste led off with some subtle caramel and then some stronger honey-like sweetness. It then veers off towards tropical fruit land, with mango, green apple and some pear appearing. A bit of citrus is also in the mix, with a hint of florality. Quite nice! Thnx, Iain!!


4.05/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz tulip glass at Beer Revolution in Edmonton Oliver, apparently the exclusive venue in Alberta for these '& Friends' offerings.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, dark apricot amber colour, with a thin cap of wispy and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a bit of streaky coral atoll lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of sugary orchard fruit, of both the pale and darker persuasions, i.e. citrus and plums, bready caramel malt, mildly phenolic yeast, and wet pine needles and fallen leaves. The taste is gritty, softly grainy caramel malt, rather yeasty dough, muddled and slightly over sugared pome fruit, and more muted, instead of bitter green pine forest floor wannabe hoppiness.

The bubbles are adequate in their barely supportive frothiness, the body a sturdy middleweight, and generally smooth, the hops here not exactly the troublesome sort. It finishes still too sweet and fruity, with little beyond a pithy lip service being paid to any bittering offset.

Man, even for an English style IPA (which this should surely be categorized as here), this is kind of weak - more amber ale, than anything. The hops lend only an admittedly strong sweet fruitiness, yet none of the attendant edgy bitterness. Nope.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RicardoSousa
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parintele
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

-pours a hazy amber with a medium white head
-medium-high visible carbonation
-very floral,caramel,honey,toffee,a touch of blueberry
-follows the nose plus sweet grapefruit and mandarines with a bready finish
medium body,medium carbonation
very different kind of IPA.
I found it too sweet for the style

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Photo of tasurinchi
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patra7
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of leitmotif
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of janubio
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

75 cl. bottle. Pretty orange colour, with a white head that fades quickly. No lace. Smell of tropical fruits, caramel, herbs, citrus, fruity. Medium body, sweet palate with a bitter finish, not really that much bitter, but you notice it. Taste is fruity, with caramel and tropical fruits.

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Photo of rredshift
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jonb5
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, poured in stages into a La Chouffe

A: Orangey amber, slight haze, small
slightly tanned fast fading head, some lacing.

S: Apple, Cascade hop and slight diacetyl.

T: Lots of apple, strong notes of cassis, weaker bready
notes. The bitterness only kicks in at the finish,
kept the booze under wraps.

M: Light body for the strength, carbonation fades slightly, smooth
enough to go down well.

O: An Upper Franconian take on an American IPA, was consistent with
other European takes on the style that I’ve tried,
as it had that touch of sweetness, definitely worth
a revisit.

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Photo of Antiantianti
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of bmaggot
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mille_K
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cbnz
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of josanguapo
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Hipercor, last units. In Duvel glass. Playing Memoria and, then, watching Game of thrones 5x08. Nice aroma although the taste is a weak and a bit rancid. In short, drinkable but nothing special

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Photo of SoPeL
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of JeBa
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Burnerdale
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Maisel & Friends Stefan's Indian Ale from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
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