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RATINGS: 208   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jojobeans (1) - , Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2008 does not count
this is my favourite beer of all time. beautiful, malty delicousness! like eating ice cream when you were a kid only it’s beer & i’m not a kid anymore.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
translucent light copper with a thin white head. medium-full body with no oiliness or creaminess, and medium carbonation.

aroma: lots of bready malts with a sour edge (vienna, munich, aromatic), some adjuncty and fruity esters, and a touch of clean hop bitterness.

taste: sweet bready german lager malts (again, vienna, munich, aromatic), and only hints of clean herbal hop bitterness and yeast esters. very clean and balanced, with a rich malt profile. less sharp/sour malt edge than a lot of the classic german examples, and i like this better.

i could drink a few of these, especially with most standard american or german pub food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Had on tap. Honey colored with a medium white head. Great malt vanilla aroma. A surprisingly complex beer, flavors of sweet malt, vanilla, honey with a yeast feel to it. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Big, malty, tasty, I enjoyed it on the Lakefront tour, which I also recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Tasted just like the Hofbrau Maibock. Very wheaty and sweet with a wet taste and palate. Has a little bit of hops but not a thick beer. Smooth but not heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Aroma is extremely malty/grassy yet at the same time soft, pillowy - a rare combination. Flavor is similar - very relaxing and employing extreme maltiness to the positive, bringing out elements of caramel apple and maybe a bit of hops. Normally I might cite the low proportion of hops as a detriment for a Doppelbock, but for the style Lakefront has skillfully crafted a malt dominant beer. Hats off to them!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2011
It seems that since this beer changes styles every year, they should split it off according to year.

Anyways, I’m drinking the 2011 Big Easy, which is supposedly an Imperial Maibock. 7% abv according to the website

Pours a hazy, vibrant orange-gold. Minimal head but very active carbonation. Aroma is sweet baked breads, ripe fruit, a hint of some noble hop notes. Smooth and creamy palate, a bit slick on the tongue. Very sweet, but not cloying, moving from biscuity malt through the fruit notes and into a mildly bitter and crisp finish with just a hint of alcohol. I accidentally saw the ratings on this beer beforehand and I’m not getting the hate, it’s a perfectly decent brew. It’s not super-complex, but it’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (520) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Poured a nice copper/amber color.Has a nice malty/slightly alcholic aroma to it.Has a small head that didnt last long.Upon tasting it has a sweet malty flavor with hints of camel.Has just a little bitterness to it with a great crisp finish.Great Beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Clear coppery amber brown with a showcasing of unfiltered floaty things suspended within even as a steady stream of carbonation bubbles rises for a good while, medium ivory head appeared but zipped away pretty darn quick and no lace anywhere. Smell is grassy, husky, toasty, whole grainy, bagel dough sweetness resides lightly underneath. Flavors are nice, refined whole grain richness that has a toasty breadishness and buttery notions, not overly sweet or cloying in the malts, very solid malt display with some grassy openness floating around and a delicate dryness. Feel is significantly bold and malty rich, creamy, yet favorably carbonated and full of good zip. One of the better Pale/Blonde Bocks I've had, subtle, rich, and pretty flavorful and drinkable with nearly no alcohol traces except for what effects it has on the noggin after a couple.

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