Pours clear but somewhat opaque from the deep ruby color highlighting the brown. Foam is half a finger of tan and loosely packed. Retention and lacing are no shows.
Aroma is strong oats and "typical" malt scent that you get from German malt beers. Honey more than molasses is there as well.
Taste is similar: malt forward. Caramel, maybe toffee hints give the sense of sweet; subtle. Honey lends attitude.
Medium body. Carbonation is medium as well, touch of spritz from the large bubbles. Finishes dry, seemingly balancing a touch of sweet that is on the front of the tongue.
Not a style I am overly familiar with but the beer is nice; kindly different. I wouldn't grab one all the time but I definitely the occasional beer, great for cooler months. These guys aren't going to brew up typical beers. Should be an interesting ride. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Friday, November 07, 2014 at 17:03:27
Tasted: Friday, November 07, 2014
$1.67 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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Just cause it's dark and German doesn't mean it's an alt. Based on the obscure Kottbusser style of beer, this surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma and nuance of honey (from bees) and molasses (not from bees) creating a perception of sweetness through cool, controlled fermentation. Because we're sweet enough damn it.