Haiku for those lost in fields of joy
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Our DoppelHop is a pale Bock Bier brewed, of course, in full accordance with the Bavarian purity law (the Reinheitsgebot - actually pretty much all our beer is brewed in accordance with this anyway) whereby the only ingredients allowed are water, yeast, malt & hops. As with many Oktoberfest Biers it is slightly on the strong side. But unlike most it is dryish, and very hoppy. We've used proper imported Bavarian Pilsner, Vienna & Munich malts to give the beer a full body, allowing us to hop on the 'refreshing' side.
"What if you could buy a six pack of the best beers your state had to offer?"
"Smell has a malty sweet base with added citrus fruits. The citrus is prominent, but not overpowering. Maybe more of the blossom than the actual fruit. Taste is equally fruity like tangerines. This is very interesting because it is different. Usually citrus flavors are lemon or orange which can easily get unbalanced. This tangerine flavor is bold but not over powering. Nice! It does finish up in the back with some hops bitterness. Mouthfeel is light/medium body and very clean. Very refreshing and quaff-able, even though the higher ABV puts it out of the "session" category."
"...you may remember my drunken tweet of, “Tank 7 from Boulevard was well worth the price of Microfest VIP ticket.” While the message may have been sullied by a drunken blogger, it was absolutely accurate. Tank 7 was my favorite beer of the festival and I went back three or four times to keep getting samples.
As many readers of STL Hops know, I’m not a fan of big hop aroma and flavor and Belgian yeast, the combination just doesn’t work for me. But somehow Boulevard found a way to pull it off and make a wonderfully refreshing summertime beer."
"This version of smoked porter is among the best in this country, if not the world."
"This show has nothing to do with turkey, but goddamn that Schlafly Pumpkin Ale is good shit."- DJ for GaragePunk.Com comments on Savage Kick podcast #45
"...this is a style known as strong dark Belgian ale, and with one sip you know the difference. Immediately, you can taste an ester-heavy dark roast with a light tartness combined with elements of caramelized sugars, raisins, figs, molasses, chocolate, raspberries… the flavor complexity goes on and on."