Color: unfiltered honeycomb
Head: white, fluffy
Nose: nice mix of malt and hops
Body: medium-bodied, low carbonation
Palate: rich and malty but a definite floral hoppiness in the mix
Finish: dryish, bittersweet
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: This was the third Maibock of the day and though it was unusual looking for the style, it was by far the best. Both Ettaler’s and Griesbräu’s own traditional Maibock were overly malty, even for bocks, and mostly lacked a good finish. Even though that one was called traditional, I’d like to imagine that in times of yore, this new fab craft beer version being touted was more of what a Maibock would have tasted like.