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Country Boy Brewing
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(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-24-2012)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
What do country boys from Kentucky know about obscure German hybrid ales? Turns out quite a bit as they capture the balance of malt to hops with classic German signatures through and through.
The beer opens with a golden hue that edges closer to amber than straw. Capped with a slight statured white creme, the beer's light carbonation fuels just enough of a head and lacing to keep the beer appetizing.
Nutty, caramel, and toasted grain aromas emit from the malt bill with a sweeter tone than is customary for the style. Backed by wood scented hops, the dry earthy character that is familiar supports the malt from the back end of the nose.
The malt flavors garner attention throughout with the same caramel, pecan, bread crust, and grain starch character that was triggered in the scent. Deliciously sweet, the beer takes on the proportions that are usually tasted in American amber ales. Balancing hops give a mild wood, grass, and leaf flavor that supports the mid palate but never rivals the malts as the beer remains malt-forward with ease.
Sweeter and fuller than the drier versions of Dusseldorf or other Northern regions of Germany. The dextrin-rich starch textures and residual sweetness latches onto the tongue and rides the palate very deep into the session before the beer finishes malty-dry with a minty alcohol warmth.
Altbier made according to American-found ingredients and technique outline the differences but its heart and inspiration are firmly planted in Deutschland.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2012 23:05:45 |
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