Beer Club March 2011

Beers of Central and Eastern Europe

Baltika #5 Gold

5.3% ABV, Euro Pale Lager. [Type 12] A pretty good lager, tastes a lot like a Heineken. 3 beers. I'd drink it.

Stout homebrew

More delicious homebrew that we have had in months past.

Czechvar

5.0% ABV, Czech pilsner [Type 37] An alias for Budweiser Budvar. The other Budweiser. Similar to Pilsner Urquell, a light refreshing beer. 2 beers.

Werewolf Lithuanian

A Belgian dark ale [Type 29]. 8.2% ABV. Sweet and sour. Pretty heavy. Not the best Belgian I've had. 4 beers.

Primator Dark Lager

Munich Dunkel. [Type 39] 4.8% ABV. Has that distinctive German maltiness.

Primator Maibock

A Hellesbock, or light bock beer. [Type 13] 7.5% ABV. Strong, malty, some fruitiness. A fun beer.

Baltika #4 Dark

The Baltika version of a European dark lager. [Type 39] 5.6% ABV. Sweeter than the Primator.

Okocim Full Pale

A Polish pale lager [Type 12] 5.6% ABV. This is a pretty good lager. Tasty and creamy, a pleasant beery taste. 2 beers.

Baltika #8 Wheat

Type 14. 5.0% ABV

Primator Double Bock

Amazingly strong doppelbock. [Type 26] 10.5% ABV. Pretty thick and sweet, a bit like cough syrup.

Celebrator Ayinger

Another doppelbock. 6.7% ABV. Everyone remembers this as the goat beer.

Old Rasputin

A Russian Imperial Stout [Type 50] 9.0% ABV. More bitter and stronger than a mere Imperial Stout.

Tröegs Troegenator Doublebock

Tröegs Troegenator Doublebock

Tröegs Troegenator Doublebock

Doppel Bock [Type 26] 8.2% ABV

I had this beer in a place in Newark, DE called Deer Park. It is a down home little place. The University of Delaware students told me that it is a much louder place when school is in session. I drank this beer with a Kobe beef burger, which was quite good. The beer is dark and thick, almost syrupy. Tastes like chocolate at first, but it has a hop aftertaste that is a bit unusual for a doppel bock.

Rating

I would give this beer a two in the winter, since a doppel bock is thick enough to sustain life without other food, but since it is June it is a bit too thick for this time of year. However, Trogenator is a good example of the style, perhaps a bit hoppier than normal, but still an excellent beer.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock Review

Ayinger Celebrator Bock

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockDoppelbock 6.7% ABV
Type 26 Beeriodic Table

My wife bought me this as a present during a low time. This is appropriate, since the function of a bock beer was to sustain monks during Lenten fasts. This beer is hearty enough to sustain you, and dark enough to help you imbibe in moderation. Very malty and smoky, it pours with a short head and is intensely dark. As a lager type beer, it is clear, but its nonetheless nearly impossible to see through. The finish is a bit spicy with the high alcohol content.

Rating

Chewy and thick, this is a fine beer for Lententide. You only get four in a retail pack, but each one is a miniature feast of beer. Enjoy this beer, and prepare for the coming of spring.

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