Asam BockDunkler Doppelbock

Asam Bock
Dunkler Doppelbock

Purchased on a whim from Kahn’s in Indianapolis. Wasn’t seeking bocks or even Germans at the time, but didn’t recognize this so gave it a whirl. Standard 16.9 oz presentation. Pour is as expected. Dark chocolate body, mocha head. Pitted head, lace is...
Collaboration 2016

Collaboration 2016

One of those absolutely random bottle store finds that keeps me going into just about every beer store that I ever see. I think that I’ve had this before, but I find no notes. A dirty, dubbel-like pour, but the pop on opening is encouraging. The first concern of a...

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche

The usual Schlenkerla bottle shape, purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta, GA, USA. The pour is a particularly attractive, gold color with a moderate, white head. It looks really nice in terms of the color, but I would much prefer a bigger and better...

Oaked Butt Head Bock

12 oz single, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour is a muddy, Dubbel-like mid brown with a disappointing lack of clarity. Musty aroma with some blue cheese notes and a mild acidity – slight lactose aroma. Strange. Tastes reflect the nose and offer a weird...

Gordon Biersch Winter Bock

I think that in general, GB beers receive less than a fair shake, and I find many of their German based lagers tasty, brewed close to style and generally worthy. 12 oz single from Total Wine at Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA. A great depth of garnet color on the pour,...