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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
80
good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-17-2012 01:39:27 | More by MarkyMOD
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MrTana

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-07-2012 03:42:07 | More by MrTana
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2012 18:36:15 | More by DIPADude01
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-08-2012 21:26:02 | More by thebigredone
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Herky21

Iowa

3/5  rDev -14%

07-02-2012 01:08:30 | More by Herky21
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 04:34:39 | More by Strix
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LoraxLager

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-15-2012 15:27:55 | More by LoraxLager
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 03:24:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jimmah120

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 03:59:21 | More by jimmah120
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Ejayz

Iowa

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-02-2012 05:30:57 | More by Ejayz
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-30-2012 14:39:11 | More by wakajawaka76
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +43.3%

05-29-2012 19:52:50 | More by TimRasmussen
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Trent

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-20-2012 00:24:35 | More by Trent
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-16-2012 21:51:30 | More by fiedler84
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-10-2012 06:49:44 | More by grubefresh
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fisherbray

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-03-2012 04:07:01 | More by fisherbray
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-01-2012 20:59:07 | More by olympicgatorade
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:05:36 | More by garymuchow
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Happy_Camper


1/5  rDev -71.3%

04-25-2012 17:57:37 | More by Happy_Camper
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Fulky

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Came in a six pack variety of beers I won at a Drawdown. Not sure how long it had been sitting in this basket, which could ultimately affect my review. Poured from 12oz bottle into a 10oz scooner.

Pours a darker straw yellow color. A light, but not petty, head that is frothy that withers fairly quickly. Not all that much lacing.

Smells of sweet malt, a bit spicy, a bit floral, couldn't really reach the hops.

The taste is fairly offensive, in my opinion. An awful overpowering alcohol flavor and very bready with not much else to speak of. The flavor honestly reminded me of a sweet bread soaked in an ages old adjunct. Nothing that I liked about the flavor.

The mouthfeel was average, maybe slightly above average. it had a nice body, and a smooth drinkability that is acceptable and refreshing. The flavor, however, dismantles my enjoyment for this.

Had trouble finishing the entire beer. Smells fine and drinks okay if it weren't for the flavor. Will probably have to try it again to assure that age or some other factor wasn't effecting my enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 21:31:47 | More by Fulky
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Bonna

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-20-2012 02:45:40 | More by Bonna
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Raebo56


4.45/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured nicely not to much of a head which I like.

Colour of apple juice, not gassy, but has a crisp cleansing feel like some high end beers from India like a Kingfisher Ultra.

I would mate this beer up with foods that are greasy, deep fried and or spicy as it cleanses the palate after each sip very nicely.
It has for me an excellent taste, not yeasty at all.

A keep em coming type beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 03:50:46 | More by Raebo56
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AlphaKing414

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14%

04-02-2012 03:07:36 | More by AlphaKing414
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thepubliclauren


3/5  rDev -14%

03-24-2012 18:21:24 | More by thepubliclauren
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TheBigE5

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from a bottle into a chalice. Minimal head. A hazy, grassy, yellow amber

S - Sweet biscuit malts. Yeast notes.

T - Malts, dark fruits, honey

M - Very smooth, little carbonation, a bit heavy

O - Interesting beer. Definitely malty and sweet. Not my usual style of beer, but nice for a change up

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 23:36:35 | More by TheBigE5
Big Easy Imperial Maibock from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.