When a certain type of beer is called for (or craved), you just can’t substitute it with anything else. This is one such beer.
11.2 oz bottle. Golden body with a light haze and a modest head that has some lingering retention and a little lace. I’d love to try this draft, at the source. Big German malts are present right from the moment that the bottle is opened, and they continue to pour out of the stein.
A beer in two parts. The malt cascade that meets the first sips, then gives way to a hop based dry back-end. The final bitterness is sort of shocking given the sweet start. In that respect, cleverly crafted – of course. Bitterness has a touch of spice, but feels clean (aka German!). Infinitely drinakable, with high level of strong malt tastes surrounding that surprising level of hoppiness.
Smooth and clean, the beer is graced with a variety of flavors that run from fruity to earthy to hoppy to malty, for an incredibly complex but also massively approachable quaffer. Magnificant. Love it.