Maierfest Lager

WOW and WOW, I wasn’t expecting this!
$4.99 for the 22 oz bomber in the usual silk-screened presentation from Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA.
I usually approach Rogue with some trepidation since I often find their beers over-hopped but this blew me away. (I was worried with the bottle design having hops strewn about Mr. Maier!!)
A significant hiss on opening and a lively pour with a good dose of carbonation. BEAUTIFUL clarity on the golden orange pour with great streaming carbonation – fantastic to look at. Nice white head and some very nice lace.
Plenty of bready malts on the nose with a little organic hay-like alcohol and hoppiness.
Mouthfeel is beautiful too with a touch of prickly carbontion that settles on the tongue to liven the senses. Fine-bubbled, fizzing carbonation gives a great sense of well-being!
Delicious cascading malts and light bitterness come together with a sweet, semi-dry finish that gives great satisfaction and mellow, butterscotch note in the aftertaste. Slightly drier and VERY slightly more hoppy than your average O’fest/Marzen which normally would not sit well with me, but this was fantastic. Mellow aftertaste and moreish character.
DEFINITELY my new favorite Rogue and a really interesting beer. EXTREMELY tasty! Best beer that I have had the pleasure to drink in some time. Delicious.

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08/29/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.6 %
Appearance: 5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 5
Smell: 4
Overall: 5
Total: 4.58
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