Monday, June 14, 2010

Neumarkter Lammsbrau

Dunkel – Nurenberg, Germany - 4.8% abv
A nice off-white head floats on top of deep, ruby-hued tan leather body. Some trailing and patchy lace stick in thin patterns.
A musty malt aroma blends very well with a resinous Nobels hops smell. A light aromatic smell of flowers peek through.
A pleasant sweet malty taste is upfront. Light caramel sweetness is tempered by a balancing hop bitterness. Mild citrusy notes and a slight metallic bite add support for this malty brew.
This is a rich, full-bodied brew, but it is not in any way thick or cloying. Very gulpable!
This is a classic Dunkel is every sense, except that is an organic brew. Who can argue against brewing a classic beer with organic ingredients?