Baxter The Lonely Goatherd

Val picked this beer out because she loved the can art. I had never heard of this beer before seeing it at Half Time and figured I’d give it a shot.


ABV: 7%

Style: Maibock/Helles Bock

Trivia: According to mybeerbuzz, “This LIMITED EDITION is both unique and special to us as it was brewed with the help of (most) of our hard working distributors. We appreciate all that they do and greatly enjoyed the time they spent at our brewery. The Lonely Goatherd is a traditional German Maibock Lager with a hoppy American twist! You can expect a blend of German malts and yeast which create a clean, smooth, easily drinkable brew, while American hops balance with bitterness and a bold citrus and pine aroma.”

Random: This was first brewed in April of 2015.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left generous lacing on the pint glass. It also left a crown on top of the slightly hazy, orange body with no carbonation visible. The nose was very mild with grass and not much else. The taste had more depth. I got caramel and toffee malt, toasted grains and wheat. After a few sips, some lightly grassy hops came through as well. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with toasted malts. This was $2.99 for the tall boy ($.19 per ounce). This was a decent beer, but I just didn’t get the pop of American hops that was promised. I still had no problem finishing the can.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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