Maybe it's an 8 because it's a kick ass beer. Maybe it's an 8 because it nailed the style so well. Or maybe it's an 8 because it makes other US micro versions of German Maibocks look so crappy (coughHarpooncough). Or maybe all of the above. But this is an 8 because it's such a quality across-the-board beer. This is simply a solid beer, nice copper color, a strong malty flavor perfect for the cool pre-Summer weather. And it makes Harpoon's version look like nut sweat in comparison.
Reviewed: December 09, 2006