In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Avery Brewing Company Maharaja

Aroma: “Citrus, orange, grapefruit but with a supporting caramel sweetness and notes of honey. Slight alcohol sweetness.”

Flavor: “Sweeter and hotter, liked the citrus, liked the lemon. Nice sweetness from honey followed by citrus and lemon zest notes. Could have used a little less malt sweetness. Clean finish with good bitterness.”

Overall: “Doesn’t hide its alcohol but uses it to support the big citrus hops profile. Balanced with some malt sweetness. Very tasty. Surprisingly smooth for the level of alcohol in it.”