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Big Easy Imperial Maibock - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

206 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-02-2003)
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Photo of ruckus232
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

ruckus232, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.8/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out darker than the last time I had this beer, I could have sworn it was more yellowish the first time around, but this was more substantial, about equal parts yellow and orange which rounds out into copper. A musty, skunky aroma, alcohol painfully aware.

Taste, like a mix between a maibock, malt liquor and kolsch. Devoid of hops. Alcohol burn in the forefront. A faint honey and lemon like twang to the beer. What is this beer trying to be anyways?, was a main thought running through my head after the first few sips. I didn't know what to make, it was alcohol and some other things would run in and out. Caramel seems like its bigger at times. Never really absorbs the alcohol or yeast flavors like one would hope.

I dunno, this beer definitely had its fan in Milwaukee, but usually they weren't the types into good beer, or at least not hoppy beer.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Kasie
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Kasie, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint.
7.1% ABV, Bottled on 11/14/12 on shoulder.

A - A good dump from the festive bottle fills the glass with a fine particle hazed golden honey color with a thick dollop of off-white, densely packed foam. Moderate retention for the head left rings of legs and some thin foam lace in it's wake.

S - Light floral hops and slight herbal notes enter just before a bold clover honey sweetness with deep malts closely behind. Big Easy almost has notes of sweet mead to it. Crisp overall, there's no indication it will reach a cloying level even with the bready biscuit and toasted Vienna notes.

T - The soft clover honey sweetness in the nose does nothing to prepare the drinker for the sweet, rich flavor of the beer. Imagine honey-dunked biscuit with a dollop of caramel on top. Grainy pale malt and toasted Vienna work in conjunction with noble hops' light floral and herbal qualities to balance out the beer for a very nice flavor.

M - Medium-full bodied, this lager is smooth and almost creamy, following through with a lower level of carbonation that never feels flat. Sweet across the board, noble hops add a faint bitterness on the finish while some toasted malt dries it out a bit; a combination that produces a sweet white wine effect.

O - Big Easy Imperial Maibock lives up to it's name, piling more malt into an already malty beer. Wonderful nuances of clover honey and floral hops parade around quietly behind the deep malty base. It's sweetness makes it harder to drink more than one of but this spring-time beer offers a nice look ahead to the warmer days while subtly warming you up on the cooler ones.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of BrownAleMale
3/5  rDev -13.8%

BrownAleMale, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of sappypine
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

sappypine, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very deep, straw-amber color that seems to turn more and more amber/copper the longer it sits here. White head fads very quickly to a thin layer atop the beer, very little lacing to speak of. Slight honey and lemon zest on the nose, along with some kitchen spices that blend together and are difficult to identify. Honey smell becomes stronger and stronger as the beer warms up. Taste reveals some slight pepper, along with hints of nutmeg, spices, and heavy honey sweetness. Phenols are picked up from the alcohol, giving a moderate boost to the taste at the end and a warming sensation nearly all the way through. As it warms some more, I'm also picking up slight wheat and corn-grain smells on the nose. The bread and yeast start to come out a big more, as well. Faint hop bitterness hits middle to end, but it noticeable enough and well received; earthy and leafy in character. Honey and citrusy sweetness fade out into a potent alcohol and spice finish.

Unique beer here, lots of different things going on. Despite the spices, it doesn't taste like a "holiday" beer, and it remains very drinkable. The alcohol warms and adds rather than overpower and distract. Solid choice here, I'd be glad to have this again.

tectactoe, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Mikedux30
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Mikedux30, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of DustyDust79
4/5  rDev +14.9%

DustyDust79, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of MisterE
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

MisterE, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

MarkyMOD, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of MrTana
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

MrTana, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of DIPADude01
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of thebigredone
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

thebigredone, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Herky21
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Herky21, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Strix
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale orange, nice head with some lacing.

Sweet, malty smell.

Sweet malt, apple, spice, a bit of a grassy note, and alcohol in the finish.

Medium density, I thought it was a bit undercarbonated.

All right, but lacking that little something extra for me.

Strix, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of LoraxLager
4/5  rDev +14.9%

LoraxLager, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 12/2011.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a 1/2 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to thin streaks of lace on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and some citrus aromas. Taste is of sweet malt and some light citrus fruit flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but very simple in its aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle born on 2nd week of feb. Tried out the Lakefront Sampler, even though they're very hit-or-miss.

Look is golden amber; small head. Smell is wheat and spice. The feel is very cloying and thick, like syrup. Tastes kinda like Steel Reserve; theres plenty of grain and malt, some clove and spice, alcohol, and an odd 'garbage juice' flavor.

This one was disappointing.

jimmah120, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Ejayz
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Ejayz, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of wakajawaka76
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +43.7%

TimRasmussen, May 29, 2012
Photo of Trent
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Trent, May 20, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

fiedler84, May 16, 2012
Photo of grubefresh
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

grubefresh, May 10, 2012
Big Easy Imperial Maibock from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.