Pours clear with a half glass of tightly packed white foam. Retention is well above normal but doesn't leave its mark.
Aroma is clean. Lemon, yeast, and a touch of sweet malts. Slightly spicey and a touch of fruit. Maybe even citrus.
Taste is lemon and other fruits that has a touch of yeast along with spicey notes that finish off the beer. The spice and alcohol warm the throat. Here and there late flavors of vanilla.
Medium body with mild carbonation at best. Definitely dries the palate.
An interesting maibock that has a bit of the barrel showing through. Alcohol and hoppiness of the beer are important to the style and this one hits it. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 16:00:06
Tasted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
$10.99 for 750 ml bottle
One fine body…
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Meaning Beer Belly in German, Bierbauch is the Provisions Series ale for the month of May 2011, so of course we had to make a Maibock! And we're The Bruery, so of course we had to make it imperial! And why stop there when you can age it in oak barrels for a few months? The last strong beer you'll need before the heatwave of summer is upon us, this version of the traditional German lager is rich and oaky.