Day #37 – Leinenkugels 1888 Bock

February 7, 2011

Leinenkugels 1888 Bock

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is based out of Chippewa Falls, WI.  They began as a craft brewer that opened in 1867.  They would be classified as one of the oldest craft brewers in America, but they were taken over by SABMiller in 1988, thereby removing them of their craft beer status.  I will still review this beer as it still retains some of it’s interesting craft roots.  This beer is considered to be a Dunkler Bock, and I am serving it out of a stem glass.

This beer pours a very clear, dark red color with a small off-white head.  The head begins to dissipate fairly quickly.

The aroma is lots of sweet malt and caramel grains.  There is a sugary sweetness to the nose.  Kind of grainy otherwise.

Light bodied mouthfeel with dark grains and malts, some slight sense of dark fruits but only in the slightest.  Finishes easy with a remainder of bitter grain.

This beer is so-so, but it is certainly an easy introduction to some of the darker styles the beer world has to offer.



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