|Brewery:||Karbach Brewing Company|
Best Quote During Tasting
Tell me more about how he'd "better not try that crap" with you. You sound super tough.
|Aroma - There are no fruity esters so it's apparent right away that you're smelling a lager. The malts are slightly toasty with a touch of bread crust. It's kind of like a browned pie crust. You're also able to get just a little bit of the hop character and they're earthy and floral.|
|Appearance - The beer pours a deep amber/copper color and the head is off-white and thin. While the head may not stand tall, it lingers and clings to the glass as you drink the beer.|
|Flavor - It's got some caramel which I wasn't expecting since there wasn't any in the aroma. The rest of the malts are what you'd expect from the aroma with bread crust leading the way. The hops balance this beer perfectly and I mean perfectly. They don't provide a whole lot of flavor but what you can get is that same earthy flavor in a subtle way.|
|Mouthfeel - The carbonation is just above medium and the body is just below that. The beer is quite crisp and nice.|
|Overall Impression - This seasonal release is darn nice. I love giving dark lagers to people afraid of stouts because their perception is "dark is strong" and that's just not true. This beer doesn't try to do too much in that it's easy to drink and a great example of the style. I could toss more than a few of these back this fall but unfortunately for them (and fortunately for my liver) they don't distribute to MO.|