“Flensburg beers have been brewed to a premium quality and in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516 since 1888. With a unique water for brewing, that originates from North Scandinavian underground glacier flows. The typical ‘plop’ sound when the bottle is opened has long become the Flensburg trademark and stands for unique freshness and the good taste of Flensburg beers.” (more…)
Now I am not a big doppelbock fan, don’t get me wrong I like my dark beers but more so in the porter/stout. It’s something about those dark fruits that don’t seem to work well with my pallet. Usually, I can barely finish one just like with winter ales. This one wasn’t bad though, in fact if you look up Doppel Bock beers on ratebeer.com this is the highest rated. Therefore, this is the cream of the crop of doppel bock, or so I’ve been led to believe. (more…)
Name: Schönramer – Saphir Bock
Made: Schonram, Germany
So I would give you all an opportunity to read what Schonramer has to say for itself but well….this is what the bottle says.
Die unschuldige helle Farbe täuscht. Das intensive Sudverfahren resultiert in einem sehr hohen Alkoholgehalt, der aber durch unvorstellbare Mengen der Hallertauer Aromahopfensorte SAPHIR dezent verschleiert wird. Schönramer Saphir Bock ist daher einer der süffigsten und außergewöhnlichsten Vertreter seiner Gattung. Stark – Stärker – Schönramer Saphir Bock
This coincides with the theme of this brew, nothing in English, but that doesn’t deter me. This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve consumed something and didn’t have a clue what it was. Well, OK I knew it was a beer but other than that I was in the dark. I am not even familiar with doppel bock style beer but hey there is a first for everything.
The scent of this brew gave off a lager style aroma, that touch of grassyness to it. The taste however gave off a bit of sweetness to it. The initial taste has a caramel taste, I also wrote down a light fruit taste as well but it is really hard to pick it out. Plus my wife was eating tangerines next to me at the time. The aftertaste followed through with a bitter hop filled finish. This doppel bock had a creamy texture to it with a definite strong alcohol presence. I mean that at over 8% I felt this beer but you don’t taste the alcohol in it like a cheaper beer.
This was a good tasting beer, it went down smooth had a great blend of sweet and bitter and was strong enough to give you a little kick in your step. My only qualm is that it is a bit more pricey per bottle and I could probably find a similar style beer at a lower cost. In the end I give this brew 3.5 out of 5 bananas.
What’s your thought on this brew?
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