Brauerei Bayer Maibock
Brewery: Bayer (Zum Grünen Baum)
Color: unfiltered, deep golden to light amber
Head: white, creamy
Nose: malty, hint of apricot
Body: medium, soft
Palate: rich malt, some apricot, fair hopping, fruity, dry
Finish: long, slightly bitter, dry
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: I was hoping for an interesting seasonal but wasn’t expecting a Maibock in June, that’s for sure. I guess that was one of the few pluses of COVID-19. At any rate, it’s a style I love but it’s tricky and can be cloying. This one looked great and was nicely served in a smaller portion, actually better for the style. The price was more than fair too. It was gorgeous to behold and was a perfect accompaniment to our desserts, with a faint apricot nose which came out in the flavor too. The finish was lingering, dry and slightly bitter. I’d go in May just to have it.
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