Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Ayinger Maibock (Germany)
The great Beers from Ayinger have been available in the US for more than two decades. Their Maibock is brewed in the fall and released in the spring. It's just sweet enough to fortify while offering a great balance of spice with a delicate hop inclusion finishing with a vibrant dose of acidity. Consider it a celebration of the season. This great Maibock never lasts long just like spring itself.
Ayinger produces 12 different styles of Beer, a great commitment for a brewery of this size. Ayinger has been owned and operated by the Insellkammer family since 1878. They have consistently won awards around the globe but the local Bavarian residents are seemingly unmoved by medals awarded in some foreign land. They have always known that they possess something special in Ayinger and they happily consume 90% of the brewery’s production with just a scant 10% leaking out to export markets. The brewery sits in the small, 1,200 year-old village of Aying just 25 kilometers to the southeast of Munich. This is a taste of Bavaria in the glass.
Brilliant golden hue; pours with a white frothy head. The nose is alluringly complex with rich scents of roasted malt, ripe fruit, rising bread dough, and vibrant spices with a hint of bittering hops. The palate is very lush, with sweet malt foiled by sweet spices and a perfectly judged bitter hop bite on the finish. Full-bodied, with ideal balance and a silky texture.
How to Serve
Serve chilled in a willibecker tumbler or stoneware mug. It's perfect with roasted meats and vegetables.
Price: $ 3.99