Big Easy Imperial Maibock | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Big Easy Imperial MaibockBig Easy Imperial Maibock
BA SCORE
31.9%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 238 ratings
Big Easy Imperial MaibockBig Easy Imperial Maibock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-02-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
238
Liked:
76
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
15.32%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.92/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow and gold pour, dull. Aroma was toasty, almost skunk like vegetal matter.

Taste was a boozy maibock, more aal parts and upped alcohol. Toasty stuff is there, but the increased alcohol is not welcome and way too noticeable, bitter hops but not enough, just long boil stuff, not giving any flavor.

Not one worth revisiting under almost any circumstance.

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Photo of cjstallman
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kubrickx
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caskaway
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pick up a sixer of this before a little fishing outing. Best by date suggests it's good for another month. Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a rusty amber with about a half-inch of off-white head that dissipates very quickly to nothing. No cling on the glass. Mild visible carbonation.

S: Caramel malts and sourdough bread notes in the nose. Some grassy and earthy hop notes poke out. Just a touch of white wine, as well.

T: There's caramel malt at the front, with a definite tartness coming into play. Earthy and grassy hops make their presence felt a bit, but this beer moves from malt to a bit of clear alcohol back to malt without them doing much on the tongue. There's just a hint of white wine coming through in the middle. The back closes pretty quickly, and there isn't much at all of an aftertaste.

F: This one feels a little watery. It's medium-bodied but lacks a good deal in terms of creaminess or carbonation. As others have said, it feels flat. There is a bit of brightness, and it closes quite cleanly.

O: I'm a big fan of Lakefront, but I'm often disappointed by their seasonal offerings. This one is no exception. There's just not enough going on with the flavor profile, and it's bogged down by the watery mouthfeel. I wouldn't go out of my way to get this one.

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Photo of prisdefer
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkLinton1
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I like to try different styles of beer, however I must admit that I am a big hop IPA kind of guy. This beer really comes in kind of flat with not much flavor. Not a do-over for me.

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Photo of Fosty1992
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cramerican
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ian_Lindemuth
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burgundy3024
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrDemento456
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Guessing this years 7.6% variant is a disaster because of the reviews. Regardless no turning back now.

A - Well it's no malt liquor! Head is a 1/4 inch that sticks around a bit atop a mildly hazy amber brown color.
S - Some malt sweetness and a touch or residual sugars but no ethanol smell which is OK still it's nothing to get excited over.
T - A simple helle's lager has a good sweet malt body and enough hops to keep the high octane burn at bay. It's good.
M - For the ABV it's very drinkable but flavor wise it's lacking.

Overall as expected for the style it's a big malty beer with an easy drinking helles lager body. I got what I paid for.

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Photo of MillerMan16
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yancey82
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carteravebrew
2.03/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a nice clear, golden hue, no haze, with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Not a bad looking beer; nice, clear lager.

Smell: Oh. Despite the appearance, not very lager-like. Very fuselly and estery, not in a good way. Some malt appearance, but very hot on the nose.

Taste: Much the same as the smell, just hot, a little malt presence, but mostly a hot alcoholic mess. Fusels from (I'm guessing) a lack of lagering time and/or warm fermentation/underpitching make this barely drinkable.

The mouthfeel is fine but hard to appreciate given the flavor.

Overall, not very enjoyable and would not likely purchase again. It's light (easy to drink) for the high octane, if you're into that.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is quite a lovely beer. A crystal clear golden hue with a creamy white head and a fair amount of lacing.
The aroma is loaded with toffee and biscuit.
Taste is a little bit boozy and sweet with a nice, bitter and drying finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and fairly bubbly.
Other than being a bit boozy, it seems fairly true to style. Decent.

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Photo of NoProblem
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a_f7
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Big Easy Imperial Maibock from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 31.9% out of 100 with 238 ratings
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