Smuttynose Maibock (Big Beer Series)

22 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA a couple of weeks ago. Bottle conditioned in 2009; notched on the label.
Pour is a quite distinct yellow, golden affair with some big, frothy head. Not a huge amount of lace but this is probably at least a small function of the ABV. It looks great in the Tucher Weizen, 500 mL glass – then again most beers do!
Nose and tastes are surprisingly sweet with a hoppy back-end. I get some pineapple and other tropical fruits and this reminds me a little of a Tripel. Very tasty, and a delightful lager. It’s great to get a quality lager on the scene.
The tastes have some alcohol but it is very much under control. I get some honey and other residual sweetness in there too.
Extremely drinkable at the end of a long day as it provides a quick alcohol kick too.

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05/12/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.7 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.1
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