Big Easy Imperial Maibock - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.74/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
11-27-2012 12:48:09 | More by tectactoe
3.3/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
06-27-2012 04:34:39 | More by Strix
3.48/5 rDev 0%
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.
06-15-2012 03:24:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.75/5 rDev -21%
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.
06-10-2012 03:59:21 | More by jimmah120
3.48/5 rDev 0%
Bottled late Jan., so about 3 months old.
Kinda' faint aroma of rich pale malt, slight sweet water with a mild grain hint. Fine but nothing special.
No head to speak of. Rim left is white. Slightly cloudy. Slight reddish hue to the gold color.
Certainly rich. Sweet, almost candy like taste that intermixes with the grainy, near bready malt flavors. Dries out well enough and it lays on the tongue nicely. Flavor hints of the alcohol, but it dings my pre-fontal cortex quickly - "ping". Also a bit of warmth. Appropriately rich. A bit of shallowness to the flavor in time.
Moderately to a little more in feel. Holds a decent amount of cleanliness. Lower carbonation is fine with me.
This is alright. Rich enough that it would be rare to do more than one in a session - also don't drive if you do. However, don't turn it down if offered.
04-29-2012 03:05:36 | More by garymuchow
Big Easy Imperial Maibock from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.