Highland The Shining Rock Lager

12 oz single from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. $1.50.
Superb color on the pour which I would describe as a deep burned orange color. Head is initially high but fades to not much. Lace is decent. If the head had lingered more I would have given this a 5 for appearance.
Definitely a Bock beer – there’s just no mistaking that rich, malty goodness, but this has some other interesting elements. Firstly there seems to be a slightly peppery, spicy note in the finish. At first I mistook this for a bitter, alcohol twang but it seems to linger and as it does it adds credence to the “spice” theory! Quite odd. there is a richness to the mouthfeel that I think always comes with the best Bock beers and their malty density. Honey is there too.
Nose and the underlying tastes are all connected to the malt base and they are there in abundance, but this beer delivers something extra. I’m not at all sure exactly what it is, but it certainly adds to the experience.
A tasty beer without doubt, and worth seeking out.

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08/10/2008
Style:
Bock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.5
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