699. Smuttynose Maibock

699. Smuttynose Maibock

I've had this bottle in my fridge since the spring sometime. Jadyn bought some heirloom tomatoes at the Davis Square farmer's market along with some ravioli from Dave's Fresh Pasta. We had this with dinner, which was the ravioli tossed with chopped tomato and sliced heirloom tomatoes.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Smuttynose Brewing Company
Alcohol: 7.70%
Serving: Bottle, 22 oz.
Style: Maibock/Helles Bock, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (3.0): Pours a clear copper. Topped by a sudsy, off-white head that thins to a film, leaving no lace.

Smell (3.5): Malty, spice, grassy hops and strong alcohol.

Taste (3.5): Sweet and malty upfront, some juicy fruitiness. The finish is a peppery alcoholic spice with a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Medium-bodied, high carbonation, smooth.

Drinkability (3.5): The alcohol is very evident.

Overall (3.45): This is a pleasant enough beer, but the alcohol really masks a lot of the other flavors and aromas.

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