Big Easy Imperial Maibock - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by RoamingGnome:
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed this fine beverage on tap while out for some wings on Fat Tuesday. It arrived at my table in a standard pint glass, pretty well chilled.
A) Golden amber in color with about a finger of creamy looking white head. The head settled to a dusting and was well maintained. There was no lacing.
S) This was mostly malt sweetness, caramel, and some fruit. There was a very light floral fragrance.
T) Nice malt presence in the flavor, not quite as sweet as the nose but there was light caramel, a little bready, certainly some fruit, primarily apple, like a light cider taste. Not much hops. you could pick up the alcohol a little as it warmed, but it was really well hidden for 7.10 ABV.
M) A solid medium on the body front. Felt fairly thick and kind of creamy. The carbonation was pretty light. This went down smooth.
O) Paired this with hot buffalo wings and some dry rub jerk wings. It went quite well. Another solid effort from Lakefront. I would recommend giving it a shot.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2012 01:47:34 | More by RoamingGnome
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3.48/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
a passable but incomplete maibock for me, i am left wanting for more carbonation and a quicker finishing experience, not as spring feeling as the style usually delivers either. caramel colored beer, rather still after a minute, sits lazily in a white wine glass. the nose is sweet from the grain, but a little stale too, not as fresh as it might be. no hops to speak of, and a lager yeast i have seen before. the flavor is a bit one dimensional for me, coppery caramel toffee flavor from the grain, and thats it. no german interest, no balancing hops, not even a drying bready yeast profile to wrap it up. not bad at all, devoid of off flavors or weirdness, but not as interesting or as tradition as i like these to be. the body is big enough for sure, but more bubbles would really help this out. one bottle is enough, especially given the only sort of disguised alcohol strength. not bad, but i wont miss not having it in my fridge anymore.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 15:47:19 | More by StonedTrippin
Big Easy Imperial Maibock from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.