When the Ray Daniels, founder and director of the Cicerone Certification Program, and John Holl, editor of All About Beer Magazine give you a good review, it’s a good day. We’d throw down some Dunkels, ribs and burgers with these guys any time.
All About Beer Magazine, September 2016 Issue:
Daniels: Tasting this I get a picture of a rich chocolate cream pie with toasted coconut lavished on the top. An amazingly rich and robust chocolate palate with a heavy dose of the toasted coconut, but never fear, it isn’t sweet. Instead it slides into a spicy tang to finish with notes of arugula or other bitter greens to keep it balanced. This will throw down with barbecue of all sorts, but ribs would be my first choice.
Holl: In a hop-dominated beer world, it’s refreshing to inhale from the glass of garnet-hued lager. Aromas of sweet pipe tobacco in a leather pouch are dominate with flavors of black cherry and dark fig. A metallic hint emerges, briefly, after each sip, before it finishes out semi-dry. With a lighter than expected mouthfeel, it’s quite refreshing. Pull right from an icy cooler in the backyard and pair with a burger straight from the grill.