This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Lakefront Brewery's Big Easy Imperial Maibock.
Your eyes are not deceiving you and no, I did not add the beads to the bottle. The Lakefront Brewery Big Easy Imperial Maibock does come all decked out in mardi gras finest. Below is a picture of the six pack holder at Total Wine:
Normally the descriptive term "Imperial" in front of the title of a beer is a tip off that the brew has a higher than normal alcohol content. The Lakefront Brewery Big Easy Imperial Maibock is true to the style as the beer is 7.1% abv which is on the higher end of the bock style.
The beer itself also picks up much of the bock style as the malt profile in the brew is very pronounced. While I would not put this on the same level as a Shiner Bock, the mix of malt and caramel makes this a very enjoyable beer which would serve as nice accompaniment to fish dishes like broiled or even teriyaki salmon.
Lakefront Brewery's Bock is under the kosher supervision of the Star-K (there is even a Star-K on the label). For the experts' take on the Bock, please click here http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/741/3479.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver. If you've tried this beer or any others which have been reviewed on the kosher beers site, please feel free to post your comments (anonymous comments are acceptable).
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