1235-1236. Two Beers on Shelter Island

1235. Echt Veldensteiner Landbier


Beer Stats:
Brewery: Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
Alcohol: 5.40%
Serving: Bottle
Style: Munich Dunkel Lager, BJCP Style Guide

Landbier pours a clear brown-tinted amber, and is topped by a sudsy beige head. It has a rich, malty aroma. There are notes of chocolate, fruit, caramel, and bread. There's also a slight metallic note.

Upfront there are sweet bready notes as well as notes of toffee and chocolate. It mellows towards the finish, which is mild and and not bitter with a bit of a twang.  It's medium-bodied and moderately carbonated.

Overall this beer is a bit too sweet.


Beer Stats:
Brewery: Great Divide Brewing Company
Alcohol: 10.00%
Serving: Bottle
Style: American Double IPA, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 3.5 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Drinkability: 3.0

Overall: 3.55

This DIPA pours a crystal clear amber color, and is topped by a creamy off-white head that fades to a sudsy layer. The aroma is woody with a a dose of citric hops, and a bready backbone.

There's a sweet, sugary, caramel backbone. That moves into a moderately bitter finish with grassy, citric, and woody notes. This beer is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated and dry.

Overall this beer is too sweet and could use a bit more bitterness.

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