Lang Bräu Dunkler Bock
Brewery: Lang Bräu
Head: off-white, sudsy
Nose: rich malt, slight roast
Palate: balanced, richly malty, underlying hops, roasty
Finish: clean, semi-bitter, semi-dry
Served: from a bottle bought in the area
Impression: I had their Heller Bock a few months ago and it was a real surprise. Both of their Bocks are potent and labeled as Doppelbocks and at 7.5% each, rightfully so. This dark one is quite rich and roasty but there’s plenty of hops on the underside to make for a longish, somewhat dry, semi-bitter finish. Not sure which I liked better but I will look for them again next year and try to squirrel one away to compare head to head.