Thursday, September 13, 2012

#1343 - German Goodness

Here we are (Nat and I) on site at the Fort Street Brewery! The cask tonight? German Coffee. #1,343 but who is counting?

Using the Downriver Red (an older German style called an altbier) as the base, the brewer added coffee extract for the secondary fermentation. ( Please note this was not the beer originally planned for tonight. That one exploded in the cooler. )

In our Fan Club glasses, the heads are crazy thick. They belong on a pie! Dark amber in color, the aroma is about as complex as you can get. Malt. Hops. A tad of coffee. It is all there.

On the tongue, the coffee is more prominent but the taste is still hard to peg.

Even though I am lacking good vocabulary, this beer is lacking nothing. Damn good. 4 out of 5.

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