Sundae Maibock | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by boelker62 on 06-06-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by boelker62:
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3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the website:
"Each year, this traditional Spring beer, brewed with German Vienna and Pils Malts and Hallertauer hops. is named in honor of the winner of the Annual Sly Fox Goat Race. Each year's version is slightly tweaked from the previous year's to make it special. The 2007 race was won on May 6 by 9-week old Sundae, owned and raced by Alissa Zawislak, 12, of Pottsown."

A - poured a perfect amber with little to no head, and light, light carbonation showing.

S - This is the definition of a barley scented beer. You really pull a strong nose of barley and malts from the very start out of this.

T - sweet lager-fermented beer, that stays strong with you through the duration. Light taste of roasted malts, but very pure, nonetheless.

M - oily mouthfeel with a sweet, extra long-lasting duration.

D - oh sure, many. 6.6% let's it do the trick, but this is to be drunk, not sipped, and I can admre both methods, but this demands drinking, and Sundae the Goat would too.

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3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a very clear coppery amber, bright and carbonated. A slender finger of off-white head settles promptly to a fuzzy surface fog of froth. Thin smidgeons of lacing row the inside of the glass.

The aroma is certainly malt, but the challenge is pulling anything more than that generality from the mix. There may be an intimation of caramel, or perhaps berry, but really it's about sweet, toasted malt.

Upon sipping comes the next trial, though one a little less arduous, as here the caramel and almost floral fruitiness join a strident malt sweetness. Also present are a quick taste of doughy bread and a distant peek of peppery hops. The finish is a rapid flip from grainy sweet to crisply dry and moderately bitter, those being the harbinger of a brief finish. It's decent, but it comes across as a bit limp and uneven.

A ways north of light bodied, the malt actually comes across as from a heavier beer, coating well and washing forth in a timely fashion.

Sundae wins, but I was hoping for a bit more from her beer. Don't get me wrong, the fact that it's a maibock, for my money one of the most drinkable styles out there, means that just good, sound brewing makes this nicely quaffable. Still, it's nothing that's going to bring me running back for more. Not that I'm going to state unequivocally Never on a Sundae, but I will say it's not a done deal.

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Sundae Maibock from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 2 ratings