Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie, Fred & Kens Bock
From Sierra Nevada – Charlie Papazian and Fred Eckhart are the men who launched a thousand breweries. Their writing on the art of homebrewing and steadfast promotion of beer culture helped propel the craft brewing movement. Charlie and Fred agreed to work with us on this special ale in honor of our 30th anniversary. This Imperial Helles Bock is a testament to the ever-evolving brewer’s art. Bold yet balanced with distinct toasted malt character, moderate sweetness and clean and floral hops.
Sierra Nevada Brewing – Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie, Fred & Kens Bock – 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 8.3% abv. Purchased at Bevmo Pasadena, CA
Appearance: Pours a translucent amber with a large fluffy head.
Aroma: Dry biscuity malt, subtle fruity floral notes.
Taste: Nice crisp hop bitterness, a little bit of alcohol and fruit.
Mouthfeel: Full and slightly sticky. Perfectly carbonated.
Overall: Well done. I always have reservations of delicate style turned Imperial, but this was money.