From Karl Strauss Brewing – 25 years in the brewing industry. It takes a pair. A pair of guys who know how to build a brewery with character. For such a momentous anniversary, we needed to go all out. We brewed a robust Doppelbock: a seriously rich, malty lager with caramel flavors and a plum-like fruit character. Then, we kicked it up a notch and aged it in oak barrels for an entire year. This Doppelbock has everything you want this time of year: it’s toasty, warm, and ages like a champ. Enjoy a beer with as much character as the brewery that created it. Cheers to our first 25 years, and the next 25 to come.
Karl Strauss Brewing – Karl Strauss 25th Anniversary Doppelbock – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 9.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a rapidly subsided head. It fades to near nothing within a minute.
Aroma: Grahm cracker, bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate covered caramel, dark fruit.
Taste: Dark chocolate, raisin, prune, toast, burn caramel, nutmeg, oak, bourbon.
Mouthfeel: Warm, low yet lively carbonation, thick but not sticky.
Overall: The most barrel forward beer from Karl Strauss to date! If you can snag one of these, make sure to share it with someone. It’s big and tasty, but trying to drink the entire bottle yourself will be a chore. Definitely cellarable.