Friday, May 20, 2011

Dog Bite High Gravity Lager

Brewed and canned by Rock Wall Brewing Company of Rochester, New York (which would make me bet it is contract brewed by Genesee Brewing).  If the three headed dog (Cerberus) looks familiar, think  Fluffy, from the first Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, who guarded the hatch to enter the path to the stone.

This 10% ABV beer pours golden in color, well-carbonated, and with a half to three-quarter inches of light, fluffy, and rapidly dissipating white head that actually leaves a medium lacing down the glass.  Any beer of this type that is as high as 10% is generally scary, so let's see how this one goes.

The aroma is a bit fruity, sweet, candy-like, cotton candy and a bit of circus peanuts candy.  There is a slight bit of green apple.  Now that is not a great aroma, but it is actually better than I expected.  The taste is sweet and sour at the same time, reminiscent of the aroma, but does not cause one to gag.  Seriously, for a cheap 10% beer, this is about as good as you can hope.  Its praise is that it is not immediately nauseating and remains barely drinkable.  That being said, my hat's off to anyone who can drink the entire 24 oz. can without hurling.  I poured about half of the can into a glass, took one more sip, and had to drain pour the rest, just too gross.

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