Saturday, August 16, 2014

Deschutes Doppel Dinkel Bock

This is a 10.7% ABV doppelbock from Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon. The "dinkel" is the spelt that is used in the brewing. The beer is release number three of their Conflux Series where they brew a beer with another brewery. This was brewed with Distelhauser Brauerei of Tauberbischofsheim, Germany. 

The beer pours a deep amber and burnt orange. There is a short and thin head of off-white to light tan. The aroma is sweet and fruity malt, malty, a bit toasted and roasted, some caramel, dark stone fruits, some yeasty banana notes, but they are well incorporated into the caramel and dark fruit. The taste is deep and rich malt, dark caramel, dark cherries, with a tangy, fruity aftertaste. It drinks smooth and round with a light tingling carbonation. There is some warmth, but the alcohol is fairly well hidden in the rich malt. One of the best doppelbocks I’ve ever had.

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