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Big Easy Imperial Maibock - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Big Easy Imperial MaibockBig Easy Imperial Maibock

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BA SCORE
79
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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-02-2003

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Photo of carteravebrew
2.03/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a nice clear, golden hue, no haze, with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Not a bad looking beer; nice, clear lager.

Smell: Oh. Despite the appearance, not very lager-like. Very fuselly and estery, not in a good way. Some malt appearance, but very hot on the nose.

Taste: Much the same as the smell, just hot, a little malt presence, but mostly a hot alcoholic mess. Fusels from (I'm guessing) a lack of lagering time and/or warm fermentation/underpitching make this barely drinkable.

The mouthfeel is fine but hard to appreciate given the flavor.

Overall, not very enjoyable and would not likely purchase again. It's light (easy to drink) for the high octane, if you're into that.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is quite a lovely beer. A crystal clear golden hue with a creamy white head and a fair amount of lacing.
The aroma is loaded with toffee and biscuit.
Taste is a little bit boozy and sweet with a nice, bitter and drying finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and fairly bubbly.
Other than being a bit boozy, it seems fairly true to style. Decent.

Photo of NoProblem
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a_f7
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerrie
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Badger311
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffSK
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superbohl4
2.89/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Keelin
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jcattey
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of KevChiTown
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JasonR1975
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Brams17
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/10/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of orange zest, plum, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange zest, plum, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, plum, apple, honey, toast, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Maibock style. Good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of ericjubeck
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Big_Dave
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Eman17
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of T-34-85
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is not my typical style of beer, as I am a bit of a hop head and an IPA lover, but in an effort to continue trying different styles and flavor profiles, I picked up a bottle of the Big Easy.

A: Poured into a pint glass. The beer was clear with a medium to dark amber color.

S: Sweet and bready/malty aroma.

T: Sweet with minimal hop bitterness, indicative of this beer style. The high alcohol content comes through slightly as well.

Overall: This is a OK beer to drink. The higher alcohol content seems to reduce the drinkabilty of the beer.

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Big Easy Imperial Maibock from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.