Maibock

Image courtesy of Fort Collins Brewery.

Image courtesy of Fort Collins Brewery.

Deep orange with a good dose of carbonation, minimal head and noteworthy lacing, Maibock from Fort Collins Brewery is a malt- forward brew that is as good in Oktober as it is in Mai.  There’s a generous amount  of yeasty, doughy, bready malt in the bouquet.  Roasted caramel malt notes drives Maibock, but the underlying light hoppy dryness is its willing passenger.  But really, Maibock is about the malt.  It really thickens the saliva and is generously sweet without becoming grossly sweet.  With an ABV of 6.4%, Maibock does warm the senses a bit, too, especially in the 22 oz bottle form.  It’s an all-around good beer.  It would wash down spicy foods nicely.  I’m thinking spicy chorizo and frijoles negros tacos might be a nice pairing.

82/100 bock

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