The Maestro | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in an Evan Williams Single barrel.

Added by MasterSki on 01-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 3
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3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of a taster flight at the Clybourn brewpub.

A - Half-finger of white foam settles to a thing ring and spotty lace. Lightly hazed golden-brown body.

S - Hefty bourbon aroma, with notes of butterscotch, and a bit of fruitiness from the base maibock. There's also an apple note - acetaldehyde? Potent nose. As this warms up there's a bit of acetone as well.

T - Taste is extremely sweet, with large amounts of butterscotch, vanilla, caramel malts, and again a bit of that tart appleskin flavor. Finishes with an oak and lightly sour bourbon bite to it.

M - Medium-full body, chewy texture, lower carbonation, and a mildly tannic finish. Light warming alcohol is present, but consistent with the listed ABV.

D - Not sure this Maibock needed to go into a bourbon barrel, but I'm not overly impressed with the outcome. It also smells and tastes boozier than you'd expect for a 7.5%. This isn't an experiment that I'd repeat in the future.

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The Maestro from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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