Friday, November 29, 2013
August Schell Stag Series #8: August's Bock
August Schell August's Bock, Stag Series Limited Release Batch No. 8. A Collaborative Brew between August Schell Brewing, New Ulm, Minnesota, and Gold Ochsen Brewery, Ulm, Germany. No ABV given, but there is some gobbledygook, which I'll get to later.
Clear, amber-hued, creamy white head holds forth above.
Aroma: Lightly sweet and malty, …that covers it.
Taste: More sweet from more malt. More in line with a blonde doppelbock in flavor, without the same color. Not as dark and rich as many other db's. Medium-bodied, light, malty finish.Toasty and caramel-y. Through it all, great balance, never too much of anything.
I'm enjoying this, though it doesn't seem especially special. Sometimes good is good enough.
What does the label tell us? "August's Bock is a blonde doppelbock beer collaboratively brewed by two 5th generation breweries in the sister cities Ulm, Germany and New Ulm, Minnesota."
Well, now we know.
Bocks and doppelbocks are the styles of beers that I enjoy drinking without having much to say about them. They are what they are, and they are good.