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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1970) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eworkman1 (34) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jbuskirk (403) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (2327) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (1291) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2280) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Nothing exceptional here. Sweetish but very drinkable. Bready with some honey and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (458) - - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle, imperial maibock version. Aroma is minimal but a hint of maltiness. Pours cloudy copper colored with a light, white head. Light refreshing beer with a lot of malt and a crisp bite on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demitriustown (1054) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
12 oz bottle: Aroma is bread with a little bit of roast on it. The hops poke through with a grassy note, then on a second sniff a more citrus/grapefruit nose. Appearance is very light amber color, almost golden with a thick white head that lingers around for a little while. Taste is pretty good with the hops coming to the forefront then a little bit of the toasty note of the malt. Palate is medium to low carbonation, light in the mouth feel, a light crisp aftertaste. Overall, It’s not a world beater, but it’s very drinkable. Cheers!

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