Tasted 22 July 2009. 330ml bottle, 7.9% Alc/Vol.
Red Hill brewery describes this as “our tall, dark and strong German”. This is very true to style and a little lighter than last year’s edition…..and very complex.
A blend of Vienna, Chocolate and Wheat malts and the breweries own Tettnanger and Halletauer hops.
The colour is caramel with a light brown head with nutty, burnt toffee and chocolate aromas.
Richly flavoured, softly textured and fairly light in body, there is plenty of chocolate malt character, banana, burnt toffee, wheat and subtle clove like spice. Subtle hops are deftly used and spread evenly from front to back palate and linger nicely well after.
Red Hill Brewery continues to do good things. This is a really nice beer.