Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Year of Craft Beer, Vol. 34, Appalacian Brewing Company Mountain Lager

This beer was donated to the cause by the Mayor Of Mayfair, Philadelphia, PA, the Honorable Mr. Donny Smith.  I am your servant Mr. Smith!  You have my gratititude!  Oops, misspelled that.  Too many t i t's.  Can't have too many of those!

This is a most pleasant beer.  Please excuse the out of focus picture.  

Excerpt from Beer Advocate:

Dortmunder / Export Lager

Made popular in the 19th century in Dortmund, Germany, these pale golden lagers exhibit a classic clean character with notes of biscuity malts. Bitterness is akin to a German Pilsner with an aromatic aroma. Mouthfeel is firm and even, with an overall dry tone.

This beer fits all that criteria to a "T"!

To me the bottle is useless.  Screw-top!

The beer pours a basic straw color with a very thin white head that dissipates to a thin ring half way through the drink.  It is what it is.  There is very little lacing, but this is a beer to quench a thirst so lacing shmacing.

It smells slightly biscuity and maybe a little fruity.  It's really nice and simple.  Crisp, with no cheap corn substitute grain smell at all.  They probably didn't use corn as a substitute then.

I taste sweet light malts balanced with mild bitterness that is pretty even throughout the sip and a little dry lingering at the end.  Pretty darn tasty.

I guess you can call the mouthfeel firm.  I have to learn more about that term.  It's very well balanced smooth and sweet.

I like this beer.  I bet it will be great this summer on board ship or at the Folk Fest!

Happy Brew-per Bowl Sunday everyone!

-Wiss Fish

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