Lovejoys Enns River Stout

Formerly brewed at Lovejoys Tap Room & Brewery
Austin, Texas USA
6.25% Stout | 2 Ratings | Special Release |
Enns River Stout is a newer Lovejoy's recipe. It received such a great response the first time we brewed it that we have decided to make it a part of our regular line-up of beers. This beer is closer to a black stout than a brown stout. A little higher percentage of roast malt is used to give it a deep, dark color. Hop bitterness is quite low, but not absent, complementing the roast and chocolate flavors. A slight warming sensation can be perceived due to a higher alcohol content. We named this beer in honor of Saint Florian, patron saint of brewers, barrel-makers, firefighters, chimney sweeps, and soap-boilers, amongst other things. Florian was a member of the Roman army that was flayed and drowned in the Enns River for his admission of Christianity in 304 AD. It is said that Florian once put out a whole town fire by throwing a single barrel of water on it! On a lighter note, the Enns River is also a natural divider between upper and lower Austria

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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