Minden Maibock is another Karl Strauss seasonal (I’d imagine the Spring seasonal, but I can’t say for certain). This one clocks in at an agreeable 5.6% ABV.
A medium-bodied German lager with Vienna and Munich malts that give it a firm toasted maltiness and clean finish.
Minden is an enticing tan color. I couldn’t help but think of iced tea and that alone made my mouth water. The head is very slight and quickly faded to a modest layer of foam.
Sugar is the primary smell in the nose. Caramel is there, but low key.
The taste is that of butterscotch. Kinda like a candy you’d find at your grandmother’s house! Sweet like Belgian sugars. Yummy!
The mouthfeel is medium with no bitterness, warmth, or stickiness. Very clean.
Minden Maibock was a great finisher; sweet enough to be considered a dessert beer, but one that isn’t as thick as a stout or porter. This is a dessert that I wouldn’t mind having seconds of!
Overall: 7 out of 10
As a MAIBOCK: 8 out of 10