Nothhaft Antonius Starkbier Hell

deep golden beer in glass with bottle
Nothhaft Antonius Starkbier Hell

Brewery: Nothhaft
Style: Dopplebock
hell 7.5%
Color: deep golden to light amber

Head: white, creamy
rich malt, a touch of honey, alcohol
Palate: richly
malty, honey, alcohol
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet

Served: from a bottle bought locally

Impression: I’d enjoyed the Dunkel version of their Starkbier so didn’t hesitate to pick this up. This is one rich contemplative brew and glad they had the sense to label it a Doppelbock. While traditionally Doppelbock has been dark, there is a growing trend for lighter ones. As alcohol levels rise in Bocks, the distinction has blurred but the richness of this one makes it clear it’s not just the strength or color that makes a beer a Doppelbock. All that said it’s not as good as the dark one in this case.

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