In this beer blog, we are going to get into a brewery that I have said I would never buy their beers. This beer from Lakefront Brewery was given to me by a friend that loves their beers. The beer is called Big Easy Imperial Maibock. If you read my earlier beer blog on the brewery tour, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part or the whole beer blog post. Let us get into the beer.
It has a cloudy golden copper color without a head on the beer. The smell is a fate caramel that was melted to slightly burned. The taste is a smooth creamy caramel without aftertaste. It is drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.lakefrontbrewery.com):
We brew just a few batches of our Big Easy Lager every year to celebrate Mardi Gras.
Don’t be fooled by this beer’s light color: at 7.6% ABV, it is deceptively easy drinking. Pours a brilliant blonde-gold with a bright white fluffy head.
Malty aromas blend with German noble Hallertauer hops. The flavor is bold and malty, with a robust sweetness provided by ample amounts of Munich pale malt that continues to the clean finish.
A great crowd pleaser, and a fabulous beer for Carnival, whether you’re celebrating down in the French Quarter or right here with us in Milwaukee.
Pairs well with Cajun, or any spicy food. A rounded hop flavor and crisp carbonation lift the spiciness of gumbo and jambalaya, while the substantial body stands up to the richness of dishes like etouffee. The sweetness can almost even pair with caramely pralines.
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In closing, I was pretty stun on how good this beer is coming from this brewery. This is by far their best beer they brew. The rest of their beers I would pour down the drain but that is my thought and ideas on this brewery. I have never had Imperial Maibock. This is a great beer and I wish it was brew every day. I might have to open the mind again and retry their beers. I still cannot get over how my friend was treated but then again, I really do not talk to him anymore. I recommend trying this beer and I will retry their beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser