125. Smuttynose Maibock

Have I said that I like Smuttynose beer before?? If not I am saying now. This is the 7th beer from Smuttynose and other than the Star Island they have all been superb. This one will make it into my to 10 list for 2011. Color is a bright, crisp orange with a very nice floral aroma. Taste had lots of malt with a very nice warming affect from the fairly high alcohol content. Finish is clean with a minimal amount of hops. This is part of Smuttynose’s Big Beer Series. I have 2 more bottles from this series in the fridge and after trying this one I am really looking forward to the others.
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Alcohol Content: 8.7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★★☆
Brewers Website: Smuttynose
Brewers Description: Bock beer is a broad stylistic category describing a wide range of malty, lightly-hopped German lager beers, ranging in color from light straw to dark brown, from medium to full body. Maibocks, typically released in the springtime, tend to be light in color and medium to full-bodied bodied and usually feature German “noble” hop varieties. As is the case with other traditional styles, American brewers have taken some creative liberties with bock beers, often with outstanding results. We brew our Maibock to be hugely malty & subtly finished with a variety of continental hops, with an eye-pleasing russet brown color. Prosit!

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