Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Brewery says this beer, brewed with Munich malt, is brewed in the fall, aged in the winter and celebrated in the spring.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1068
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eep amber hue with a healthy-looking lace. Biscuity nose with suggestions of dried grass, peppery hop, cherry skin and faint sweetness. Think medium-creamy body, a malt bomb. Aggressive biscuit malt flavor with a hop bitterness that just seems to keep things in balance. Slight warmth of alcohol shows it is a slightly bigger brew. A tasty brew, but the maibock connection is missing.
- Jason and Todd Alström
Some might say a maibock should be on the paler side, but I’ve no problem with this bright amber beauty and its aroma of toasted caramel and faint cereal. Neither do I have any issue with the well-lagered character of this beer, revealed in a sweet-but-restrained body with deep malt complexity, combining caramel and toffee and very light appleish tannins with hints of wood and ash. Satisfying, restorative, soothing ... all the things a good spring beer should be. Add some sausage and cheese and I’m in heaven.
- Stephen Beaumont
Jason and Todd Alström
Founders of BeerAdvocate and champions of beer, Jason and Todd have been putting the geeks into beer geeks since 1996. Learn more at beeradvocate.com and follow them on Twitter @BeerAdvocate.
Once described as “beerdom’s Brillat-Savarin,” Stephen Beaumont is the author of five books and countless articles on beer, spirits, food, travel and how it all goes together.