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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This big bodied, blonde, doppelbock is brewed in celebration of that festival of all festivals, Mardi Gras. Generous amounts of malts are added to this beer to give it a sweet taste.
2009 - 6%
2010 - 7.7%


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 3, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish gold with a white head. Taste sweet, biscuit. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle: Deep amber with some lighter yellow-straw tints in places, more orange-y towards the center, capped with a wispy, thin white head. Aroma has notes of honey, lemon zest, & some kitchen spices that are hard to identify. Malty, caramel-like sweetness throughout. Taste has mild white pepper, hints of nutmeg, spices, & a finishing, heavy sweetness that’s mostly reminiscent of honey. Light phenols, warming, with a bit of a corny grain note in the aftertaste. Earthy, leafy, borderline-citric hops appear with more warmth, as does a stronger alcohol presence. Unique... Tastes "spiced" a bit, even though I believe it is not. Wouldn’t want to drink this often, but I enjoyed this more than most folks, it seems.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
I dunno about this stuff. It is uncomfortably close to an eastern European malt liquor. It is better than that but uncomfortably close nevertheless. It is strong lager beer that is sweet but dried out by noticeable alcohol. It had a sort of fruity bubble gum flavor as well but at least this doesn’t positively reek of it and it’s devoid of other of flavors. This drinks easily enough but it is the brewers are playing with fire. This is a hairs breadth from being a disaster.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a hazy amber color with a big frothy off white head. Aroma of mostly toasted malt and citrus fruit. Taste was also sweet citrus, toasted malt, and finished a bit sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eworkman1 (38) - - FEB 9, 2014
Nice bready aroma. Good malty character. Hops take a back seat to the sweet biscuit notes that make this bock what it claims to be.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2014
The toasted malt taste is a bit heavy heavy in this brew, but it’s okay. Sadly, prickly carbonation and a lack of hops ruin the positive traits of this lager. The result is a bock that’s a bit too sweet and unbalanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (2609) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
Rating from 2010 as Imperial Maibock. 6%. Der Antrunk ist mild-weich.süßlich. Mild karamellig. Zum Hauptteil ganz leicht säuerlich werdend, dabei malzig-karamellig mild. Starker Hang zur Wässrigkeit. Der Nachgeschmack ist karamellig, mild weich.
Nicht annähernd ein Maibock, Nichtmal im entferntesten etwas Maibock-ähnliches spürbar. Ansonsten aber sehr trinkbar. --> 9/10/9/8

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (1366) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle - small foramy head, dark gold color, VERY sweet malty aroma and flavor, not much in way of hops at all - guess that’s what it’s supposed to be, a little too sweet and generic lagerish tasting for me

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2425) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a small, Czech-pils type glass in two stages. First pour showed a clear, orangy gold with nice, rising effervescence. The second gathered up bottom sediment, and was quite hazy. Both showed creamy, off white head foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring & bubbly film, but left some lasting, clingy, ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was typical lager/pils scent, light toast to the malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Basically sweet throughout, the flavor also presented some light esters, low but noticeable hop bitterness, alcohol presence, and some resulting warmth, all in a medium body. Not bad, but the persistent sweetness, though not cloying, rendered the beer less clean & crisp as I would have preferred.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Muddy Orange Color, Huge Head Dissipated almost immediately leaving only a couple of strings of lacing. Sweet, caramel, malt, just a hint of light bitter at the end, although sweet dominates this one. Real smooth for this ABV, easy to drink Good For what it is. OK.


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