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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Enjoyed as Lakefront Big Easy Imperial Maibock. 12 oz bottle purchased as a single at France 44 in Minneapolis. Bottled on 01/16/2014 stamped on the bottle neck. The pour is a mostly clear golden orange with a 1/2 inch off white head that halls fast with noisy large bubbles. The aroma is caramel, floral malt along with some general hay yeast notes. The taste is sweet hay floral earth with a bit of warming alcohol in the finish. The palate is medium to full bodied with residual sweet hay yeast character and a hint of warmth in the back. Solid maibock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle offered @ home, via rote boxe. Thanks! Pours a bit hazy, bright orange appearance with a thin tan head. A lot of sweet orange candy, sweet mash / grain water aroma. A little watery and very twangy. Lots of grass and sweetness. Finishes way too sweet. Pass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy rust orange with minimal head. Aroma of citrus with a strong malt backbone. Taste is light bitter. Follows aroma. Caramel malt dominates the finish. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
Murky dark orange pour, soft silky white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma is fruity and sweet with some dates, raisins and molasses. Flavor has a definite yeasty undertone, with some strong molasses, dates and raisins to make a solid belly warming beer. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Passed this by many times in Whole Foods - thought for sure I had had it. Thanks to Aurelius for the trade!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (1887) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
This one was too sweet for me. Started off sweeter than I expected and finished sweeter. Not a whole lot in the way of hops on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
Sampled at the Rapids Liquor Tasting. Aroma is fresh, fruity, light, and Spring-like. Taste is fruit, yeast, with a grainy aftertaste. No alcohol present. Refreshing lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (518) - - APR 10, 2014
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Mild carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of pale malts, yeasts, caramel, light honey and floral hops. Same with the flavor. Moderate body with mild carbonation. Pretty good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Medium off white head and overall light tan body. Aroma is a bit weak with notes of caramel and sweetness. Body is light and a bit thin with a pale finish. Decent beer but not overall amazing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (814) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 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.

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