Sunday, 14 February 2010

Bergbräu Altstadt Dunkel

Bergbräu Altstadt Dunkel, from Privatbrauerei Haffner, pours a reddish brown, clear, with little head. It has a subtle aroma, with dried fruit and a little nutty element.

It has lovely, juicy malts, toffee, raisins and an ever so slight toasted edge. The hops come to the fore with an apple-like touch and provide a lingering spiciness, leaning towards ginger. Later, a slight metallic edge creeps in, and I felt it was let down a bit with a resinous note to the finish, but that's just my personal dislike for resinous flavours coming through.

Overall, really quite nice. I'd gladly have another.

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