Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Beer pick of the week: Left Hand Rye Bock

Posted By on Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:28 PM

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Left Hand Rye Bock

Dopplebock

Left Hand Brewing Company

Longmont, Colo.

7.6% ABV

Although classified as a dopplebock, this American version of the rich, malty German specialty beer differs significantly from traditional incarnations. Because it is bottle-conditioned, the yeast remains in the bottle, yielding a cloudy, estery brew rather than a clear, crisp, filtered lager. The rye malts impart a spiciness, and the tart fruit and hops are assertive and refreshing. Very effervescent with a thinnish mouthfeel and pleasant aroma, this is an interesting take on a classic style.

(photo by Jeff Holland)

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