Saturday, April 18, 2015

Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock

Leinenkugel's Brewing Company is from  Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  They began brewing in 1867. Leinenkugel's has been owned by Miller for some time now (who is now owned by MolsonCoors). This 5.8% ABV doppelbock has the great name of "Big Butt."

The beer pours a medium brown with hints of burnt orange. There is an inch of off-white head that fizzes away fairly quickly. The aroma is sweet, nutty, caramel, light toffee.  The taste follows the aromas, adding in a more dark roasted note, but adding in a tang that is a bit strong for the style.  Further sips get better. The finish is dry and the beer drinks easy, actually a bit too light and watery. This has a few charms, but it is much more like an Oktoberfest lager than a true doppelbock.

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