REVIEW – EAST SIDE

REVIEW – EAST SIDE

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BEER NAME: East Side Dark Lager

BEER STYLE: Dark Larger

BREWERY: Drifter Brewing Company

REGION: Western Cape

ABV 5.5%

INGREDIENTS: Malt, hops, yeast and water.

BREWER’S NOTES: This beer is a collaboration between Drifter and the American brewery Lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a blend of three specialty grains, creating a rich, smooth, dark beer. Hints of roasted malts find their way into the aroma, and form a pleasant background to the dark, rich flavour. The German lager yeast rounds out this brew with a smooth, complex finish. Winner of the 2014 and 2106 European Beer Star Gold Medal for Bohemian-Style Schwarzbier.

TASTING NOTES:

  • APPEARANCE: Dark brown, with little head that fades
  • AROMA: Roasted malt, filter coffee, toffee and caramel
  • FLAVOUR: Filter coffee, milk chocolate and subtle bitterness.
  • MOUTHFEEL: Light to Medium bodied, with long soft finish.
  • OVERALL: A really easy drinking Dark Lager, one for coffee and chocolate lovers which is priddy much everyone right?
  • PAIR WITH: Beef stew, Brisket, seared foods or roasted game. Also pairs nicely with Caramel Apple Tart if you are lucky enough to come across one of these

BREW REVIEW RATING: 7.5/10

BREWER’S STATS

MEASURABLE SPEC
ABV 5.5%
Colour (EBC) Stats not available – estimate 40
IBU’s 15
Ingredients Malt, hops, yeast and water
Glass Tulip or any glass that floats your boat 😉
Original gravity 1060
PRICE (AVE) R33.25
Serving temperature 4-6°C
Style Dark Lager
BREW REVIEW RATING 7.5/10

 

 

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