Thursday, November 15, 2012

High Water Brewing Anniversary Doppelsticke

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is High Water Brewing Anniversary Doppelsticke. 

From the High Water Brewing website: "For our first year anniversary of federal and state licensing I wanted to brew something a little out of the norm. I have always loved the Alt beer style and decided that the Dopplesticke would be a perfect way to celebrate this event. Using 50% German Vienna malt and 50% German Pilsner malt was an easy place to start. Sticking with the theme I selected German Magnum hops for bittering and German Hallertau Mittelfruh and Hersbrucker hops for aroma and flavoring. The next stop on the journey was yeast town, I went with a traditional Staudt Alt yeast which beautifully showed off the malt and hop character of the beer while providing that the classic German Alt character. I hope you enjoy this beer as much as I do. Cheers!!!"
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with a creamy off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malts, brown sugar and raisins.  Faint floral hop aroma as well.
Taste: Delicious malt flavors – caramel, biscuit and toffee, brown sugar, citrus and floral hops and dark fruits.
Overall: Balanced and very drinkable, High Water Brewing’s Anniversary Doppelsticke is a great beer from start to finish.  At 7.5% ABV the alcohol is hard detectable.  Pick some up and try it.  Another successful beer from High Water Brewing!


Mark Harvey

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