auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12 Oz Handbottle. November 2007. Light nose of peppery malt tang. Certain pumpernickel and caraway. Restaurant Musk. Pours a mid amber, with nice carbonation and thin greasy rim of white. Flavor combines a bit of Munich malt, with some tangy multi-grain bread, a lot of rich creaminess and some fading bitterness. Hops comes across as largely generic. Light spicy rye qualities merge well with the deep grain texture of the bock base. Lightly sweet. Hop character could be a little better, but this is a nice rare gem. Thanks Sean!