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Foothills Gruffmeister Maibock

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep gold in color. Hints of golden syrup, flowers, grass and strawberry in the nose. Big malty sweetness with notes of lightly toasted bread, strawberry and grass balanced by a floral, lemony dryness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1849) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2013
On tap at brewpub in Winston Salem. Pours a light amber-orange with a nice white soapy head. Lightly sweet and spicy aroma. Nice full body. and tasty.. Alcoholic finish detracts from the overall experience.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a full hazy gold with white head. Aroma is mild of grass, cheerios, and toast. Flavor is hoppier than I’d expect, primarily grass hops, but they don’t last. Toast, lemon, and mild caramel notes come out more and stay. Not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Cask at PP Dupont ages ago. Menu stated there was meyer lemon added into the cask. Hazy burnt light rust orange with no head. Lots of lemon all around in the aroma and flavor. Citrus rind comes into the flavor with some light sweetness and a bit of cereal grain. Medium to thicker body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
on tap at Taco Mac, 49er, Charlotte. arrived an orange color with a white head. sweet nose with grains and light fruits. med body, sweet, malty with more grain notes and light fruits. sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (3897) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2012
Tap at Mellow Mushroom. Pours golden yellow with a small white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is malty, sweet, fruity and some alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet malty fruity citric bisquity and alcohol. Finishes malty and sweet

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Golden orange pour and tempting aroma leads to very balanced taste and satisfying mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2012
On cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle, DC. Orange gold pour with a bubbly head, as expected with the serving style. Gorgeous floral and fruity notes with some peach and lemon, touches of orange zest, and hints of white grapefruit. Bits of caramel malt to balance out, and absurdly drinkable for 8%. Quite the quencher; if I lived in Carolina I’d drink this all summer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/12/09. Had this on tap for lunch at the brewpub. Came out a deep hazy goldish orange with about an inch’s worth of white head on top. Retention was weak, but left some nice pretty lacing. Smells of grains, honey, and booze. Mouthfeel was crisp and bubbly, but not overly so. Classic Foothills. This beer is hot! Huge alcohol presence that masks most all flavors. I’m getting some faint grainy biscuits, and a slight bitter finish, but this is all booze. The 8% is not hidden well. There’s a drying sweetness that coats the mouth at the end as well. This is different and not what I expected. With such high alcohol, this is one and done for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2012
On cask at Pizza Paradiso. This beer is magical! Very bright aromas of orange peel and lemon juice with chewy herbals and spices. Everything about this beer screams spring time quencher. Medium body with low carbonation and a succulent palate. Dry enough in the finish that another sip is unavoidable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
Cask courtesy of Greg, thank you sir! Hazy yellow color, solid thick white head. Aroma of aroma of lemons!! Taste is bright lemony creamsicle and white bread. Tasty and unique.


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