Appearance: “The color is a dark amber—or maybe copper? Creamy white head that shrinks a little at first, then hangs in there for quite a while:
Aroma: “More malty than hoppy. Has a little of that ‘freshly-baked bread’ smell with maybe a wisp of toffee in the background.”
Taste: “Lots of that maltiness is apparent. Though there’s plenty of good carbonation, it also seems creamy. A good finish that’s a bit sweet, but it’s well-balanced beer overall.”
Food Affinity: “Well I wouldn’t recommend it with Sacher Torte, but savory Viennese dishes of veal and rabbit would be good. If that’s sort of exotic, maybe to accompany a nice roast American chicken or a sandwich of cold cuts on pumpernickel bread.”
--Guest reviewer Hans Bruger was born in Germany, but now lives in the state of Washington and enjoys visiting breweries in the Columbia River Gorge.