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10th Anniversary Uber Maibock | Great Waters Brewing

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Brewed by:
Great Waters Brewing
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by tavernjef on 03-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3
Ratings:
3
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
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Reviews by Bighuge:
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4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Regal gold body. Tight, ivory white head. Lacing is moderate. Very nice aroma of rich, smooth maltiness. Just a touch of alcohol is noted, but it actually adds some depth to the aroma. And a little fruitiness as well on the nose....like green apples. This beer has a really nice taste as well. Great maibock. You can tell that this lager has been properly 'lagered'. Smooth, unfettered maltiness. Bready malts are the foundation. The lager yeast traits are unmistakable and very pleasing to my palate. A little fruitiness as well. Great taste. Smooth body. Medium at that. This is downable by the buckets. A great maibock to drink by the growler.

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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Have been to Great Waters before and always like their selection, but only had time to stop for one pint.
Rich, gold color with a solid white head, and decent lacing. A full aroma of malt mixed with a little fruitiness. Taste of bready malt, balanced with more fruit and sharp hop bitterness to finish it off. Medium body, smooth and rich. Another hit in their rotating selection.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fresh growler: Big time smeared pineapple yellow color and a soft glow within. Soft, delicate topping of whitish foam dawns for a brief stay eventually slipping to an always present collar ring. Lacing is minimal in a few spots. A heavy dripping drape sits on one side and a slight glare of oily residue covers all.

Aroma is murky and malty with a broad yet dullish spice of old hops, old pear fruit, and a sweet delicate earthyness.

Taste is immaculately balanced and easy to down in a hurry. Very nice dulled, paled sweetness of old citrus and some solid fruitishness and breadyness. Kinda like old pear and mango with a slight tone of wheat germ and the said breadyness of dough. Has a superbly placed hop note at the finish with a creative spicyness that eludes to earthy touches of dull grass and herb. Twist in more left over malts and hearty breadish sweetness and you've got a winner in a quick tasty treat the lasts on the palate and endures that want of more.

Body isn't as heavy as some of the bigger bodied, malt laden Maibocks out there. Its smoothness and quick to please attitude is its only real set back for the style. Other then that, this sucker is a real treat. The balance is nice, the taste is good, and with its lighter body and nicely rounded overall tone, this stuff floats right down. This growler won't last the night. Already through three glasses...

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10th Anniversary Uber Maibock from Great Waters Brewing
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