Style: Dunkler Bock
Head: off-white, rocky, creamy
Nose: richly malty, dried stone fruit
Palate: balanced, malty, fruity, underlying hops
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: I lost my notes for the Manns Bräu Bock but this looks lighter. Nevertheless, this one is rich and malty with a nice fruity element which dries out nicely in the lingering finish. On doing a bit of additional research, it appears that this is indeed a BräuBrüder collaboration between the two Hacker brothers who are the sons of the Becher Bräu owner. Each run two separate pubs (Becher Bräu & Manns Bräu) but all of the beers are brewed at Becher-Bräu. As a compromise, each serves one of the other’s regular beers plus the seasonal collaborations. The difference in color must have been from it being served in a different vessel. It was a thinner glass and perhaps let more light shine through.
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