Frederick The Great, nicknamed “Der Alte Fritz,” was arguably one of the foremost military geniuses of all time. Oft-studied and spoken highly of by even Napoleon, this ruler of Prussia was a conqueror on a scale that Europe had not seen, nor would see, for an age. With his military creativity and genius, he left humanity much more learned in the ever-changing Art of War.
Our humble homage to this battle commander of old is only produced during the fall season. The additions of chocolate malt and crystal malt, as well as rye malt, give this beer a distinctively complex malt character while maintaining both the subtle grainy spice that rye is prized for and the dry, husky robust grain character of a porter.
We call it a “dark rye brown,” as no other description has seemed to yet work. Enjoy.
OG: 14 degrees Plato
Malts: American Two-Row, Crystal 60, Dextrine Malt, American Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Malted Rye
Hops: Warrior, Centennial, Zythos
eRock_2013 (350) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm writing this from memory, but I've sampled this brew twice in the last week on draft fresh in its hometown (on tap at Bourbon of Columbia, SC - a great local spot!). This beer is an exceedingly delicious and balanced chocolate and rye accented brown ale, fresh tasting and fitting for a cool October afternoon. Chocolate malt is predominant in the aroma, some cocoa bitterness also. Pours a translucent brown color with lots of lacing and white foamy head. Light chocolate and sweet malty flavors in the taste, light rye spiciness, very delicate but complex with some hop bitterness in the background. The palate is clean and light-bodied, not something strong that will overwhelm you tastebuds but thoroughly enjoyable. Just a great light brown ale!
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler-thanks Matthew. Thin tan-brown. A-rye/roasty med malt, earthy. T-rye/med malt-roasty/some cocoa, earthy hops.
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