Staffelberg-Bräu Zwergator

dark beer in pewter lidded mug with bottle
Staffelberg-Bräu Zwergator

Brewery: Staffelberg-Bräu
Town: Loffeld
Style: Doppelbock
Color: amber
Head: off-white, creamy, rocky
Nose: richly malty, caramel
Body: full
Palate: balanced, richly malty, some caramel, underlying hops
lingering, semi-dry, very slightly bitter

Served: from a bottle bought in Bamberg

Impression: Not managed to get to the pub when this is on tap so happy to find a bottle. Gorgeous pour with deep amber hue and rocky head. Rich nose tinged with caramel and full-bodied as you would expect in an 8% Doppelbock. Along with the caramel is a warming alcohol presence which seeps into the flavor and makes for a slow sipper. The lingering finish is just dry enough to avoid being cloying, with just a hint of bitterness. It’s full-flavored but I wouldn’t call it moreish.

Next beer or back to the beer list.


2 thoughts on “Staffelberg-Bräu Zwergator

    1. Moreish is informal British English for something so enjoyable that you want more of it. A lot of books on beer I read when I was learning about it used it to describe beers. I guess I just picked it up even if spell check doesn’t like it. 😅

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