finally had it on a clean slate (as opposed to during a beer fest ). Got a 12pk for $15 at the local grocery.
I thought it was another solid beer from SN, though as far as maibock, I'm not so sure. It can't hold a candle to my maibock, IMO
. I think it is overhopped for what I perceive the style to be - some spicy, slightly citrus hop flavor and some floral, noble type (perhaps not actually noble though?) aroma came through. It really doesn't have the depth of malt character that I've become accustomed to - slight crackeriness but not the smooth rich, candylike pils malt character.
Is it just me, or is it almost a slightly out of style dortmunder rather than a maibock?
I can see buying more though - I enjoy it very much