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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (515) - 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 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 (1003) - - 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 (1155) - 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, Itís not a world beater, but itís very drinkable. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6053) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
Hazyish coppery orange with a fading white head. Smell is like honey and toasted biscuit, with a slightly boozy doughy lager yeast. Flavor has a more pronounced doughy lager yeast flavor, with some smooth biscuitiness and a mellow sweetness. Very low bitterness, doesnít really feel imperial. A fine helles, but tastes like nothing special. Still quite good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
"Mystery Beer" at Green Dot Stables in Detroit for the week of February 24th. $3 for a bottle. Bottled in November 2012. Since I had it straight out of the bottle... 1.) I wonít bother going over the appearance. 2.) I wonít be able to really give this beer a fair shake. Smell: Itís your typical maibock. It has a sort of "dusty" and dirty malt aroma with plenty of sweetness at the end of each whiff. Taste/feel: Follows the nose, for sure. Has that gritty malt flavor, but a perfect amount of sweetness. Brief review, and probably not a very accurate one (I was already three deep on an empty stomach), but I feel my ratings probably arenít very far off. Not necessarily something Iíd seek out again, but definitely something Iíd try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FloridaBeerGuy (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pretty decent seasonal. Good food pairing beer. Has a bit of sweetness and bitterness too.Would pair with Spicy food well hence the Big Easy marketing. Good Beer for your Mardi Gras party....compares to Abita Mardi Gras Bock favorably

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (17654) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1346) - Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Imperial maibock: Slight hazed light copper/gold,thin head no lace. Moderate carb. Spicey fruity noseApricot comes to mind..Kind of gingery/evergreenish maybe junipery.Kind of malty.Caramel/vannilla. Pretty nice really. Taste is malty spicey with fruit/sweetness.Fairly citrusy,caramel/vannilla. Full malty body with sweetness/ fruit and spiceyness. Peppery linger.Some alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Imperial Maibock version - Aroma is... minimal. Hints of the fruit, a bit of caramel, sweet. Pours clear golden yellow. White brief head. The first impression comes from the fizz on the tongue, then it smooths out and finishes with a little pepper spice. Texture is creamy, medium light body. Mostly leans towards being a sweet beer, not overly so, but... I can imagine it with jambalaya, - the south does like itís sweets - so I think as a concept, a beer for Mardi Gras, it works. Compared to the usual lagers served, this has some substance. On itís own, itís OK. **Update** - a while back I was "forced" to drink a Miller High Life Lite. I characterized it as beer flavored water. This beer could be the beer used to flavor the water - thatís not a bad thing. It has character, substance and nuance that are lost in the watered down stuff.

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