Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Dinkel Bock




Apostelbrau Dinkel Bock...$5.99 / pint
Apostelbraeu Dinkel Bock is quite refreshing inspite of its 6.6 % alc/vol. It shows a distinct dry/fruity finish which comes completely unexpected from a “German brewery”. The estery character of Rudi Hirz’s “house yeast” and the unique Hallertauer Saphir/Austrian Opal hop combination [plus dry-hopped with Opal hop] harmonize very well.
Its big body consisting of Pilsner malt, Rudi Hirz’ own floor malted barley and Spelt provide the perfect malt sweet balance.

Malts used:
Pilsner malt, floor malted barley, Spelt {“dinkel” = historic grain , subspecies of wheat grain}

Hops used:
A very special “three country” mix: Saphir {Germany}, OPAL{AUSTRIA}, Saaz {Czech Republic}
DRY-HOPPED: OPAL {Austria, NEW hop variety /Hull Institute/Peppery, light citrus, smooth pleasant bittering}

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