No, nothing to do with Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, but maybe a little bit of Blues. You see, I decided to give beer drinking a short break this week. Well, I've so far managed two evenings in a row without my evening tipples. But to make up for it, I went through my notes to do some spring cleaning, writing some posts about a few random beers that got forgotten in the cut and thrust that is my life. Hah!
So, the Katy in this instance is the St. Katharinen Spezial from Spitalbrauerei Regensburg, the oldest brewery in Regensburg, dating from 1226. I have to admit, I liked the look of this as soon as I got it. This pours a beautiful, clear dark amber with an almost pinkish hue. It has a delicate aroma suggesting toffee witha slight fruity hint, like pears. The flavour is also caramel-edged malt with a slow-building herby hoppiness and a vinous edge. It has a touch of vanilla but also a slight tartness to the dry finish. Actually, the hops leave a long finish and there's a roasty note that lingers. Very nice.
This was given to me by my colleague Reinhard. Thanks Reinhard!