Friday, February 22, 2013

Backpocket Gold Coin Helles

This blonde German style lager is 5.2% ABV and comes from the Backpocket Brewing Company of Coralville, Iowa.  They generally adhere to the Reinheitsgebot, or German Purity Law, using only water, barley,hops and yeast.

This beer pours dark yellow, straw and golden in color. There is an inch or so of white head. The aroma is slightly sweet golden grain, straw, a bit of grassy herbs. The taste follows the aromas, mostly semi-sweet grains, with just a light touch of straw and very light hop finish. It drinks like a macro lager, but much better, as it actually has some flavor.

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