Big Easy Imperial Maibock | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Big Easy Imperial MaibockBig Easy Imperial Maibock
238 Ratings
Big Easy Imperial MaibockBig Easy Imperial Maibock

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

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.

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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  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.

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Photo of jimmah120
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

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Photo of Ejayz
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of wakajawaka76
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of Trent
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of fiedler84
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of grubefresh
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of fisherbray
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of olympicgatorade
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of garymuchow
3.47/5  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.

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Photo of Happy_Camper
1/5  rDev -71.1%

Photo of Fulky
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

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Photo of Bonna
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Raebo56
4.43/5  rDev +28%
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.

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Photo of AlphaKing414
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of TheBigE5
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
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

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Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of matjack85
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.49. The label had month and week tabs printed on the side but nothing was notched, so I have no idea how fresh this is.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/orange color and made a nice 2-finger white head, but it all disappeared rather quickly and it didn't leave much lacing.

Sweet malt, lots of fruit, and a flowery hop aroma. I liked the smell.

This is one of the weirdest tasting beers I ever tried. It had both bready and caramel malt sweetness, but the fruit flavor was kind of sour - apple mostly but something funky as well. A mild but noticeable hop bitterness kicks in at the end along with a touch of alcohol.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

I'm not saying that the weird flavor is all bad, but it certainly is different from anything else I've tried. You'll have to judge for yourself whether you like it or not. Certainly an interesting beer if nothing else.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A:single finger  head, little lacing on a clear golden with amber hues body.

S: sweet caramel malt and light hops

T: very sweet caramel malt with mild musty hop flavor. Sweet corn and lager yeast.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall: a little too sweet for my tastes. Not at all boozy. Smooth and easy to drink 

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Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Nerudamann
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a flute glass.

Look – light amber/golden color, a little hazy, with about two fingers’ worth of light tan colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – slightly hoppy, a little citrusy, and maybe a hint of spices.

Taste – very interesting taste! At first and through the middle of the taste there’s much of what comes in the smell, but then in the late middle there’s this wave of bitterness and tanginess that hits pretty hard but then backs off, leaving you with a musky quality in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but leans a little more on the creamier side.

Overall – extremely interesting beer in terms of taste.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - a nice light copper tone to the body - slightly hazy, lots of off-white head

S - malts, caramel, citrus (orange peel), alcohol

T - sweet, bready, a little strong tasting on the alcohol, slight bitterness on the finish

M - well balanced, a little strong with the alcohol taste/smell

O - not a bad beer, but not one that is of my liking either. not much there in complexity or taste aside from malts.

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Big Easy Imperial Maibock from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 238 ratings
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