Copious amounts of hot dogs and beer will be my eventual undoing...and I wouldn't have it any other way.
It’s been a while since I reviewed anything. I picked this up a while back at Total Wine with a number of German beers in a mix pack.
A: Pours a dark brown/near black with a tall light brown head that sticks around and leaves some very nice lacing.
S: Dry, roasted malts, bit of caramel/molasses, vinous. Nothing is too powerful, though. You can smell a bit of the hops, too.
T: Definitely has a darker malt base, but it’s not like a stout. It’s much lighter - like between a porter and a less hopped German Pilsner. It’s bittersweet from the roasted malts and the hops. It’s more like something you might drink in the winter if you’re looking for something lighter. Lingering slight bitterness and roasted taste. As it warms, a more vinous taste comes through.
M: Quite a light feel which contrasts what you’d expect with a dark beer, but it holds true to the style.
D: I could put a few of these back in the winter/fall. Though because of its lightness, it’s not hard to put down in warmer temperatures. I could definitely drink more of these in a sitting.