Monster movie cleavage queen Elvira provides promo for full-bodied lager. Overtones of holiday seasoning (nutmeg-coriander) and red ale fruitiness (apple-pear-peach) provide zesty burst of sweetness to simmering cocoa malting. Bad publicity initiated by former sponsor, Coors, and the black-attired vampress’ exposed cleavage at the Great American Beerfest hurt sales and production ceased by ’98.
Indifferent tiny-headed barley-crisped moderation undermined by tepid caramelized malting and phenol hop undercurrent. Ultimately unassuming, considering German heritage. Doubtlessly defunct.
Limited edition winter brew lacks traditional seasonal traits, allowing sweet biscuit-y malts to drench bland wheat strand, tangy floral citric variable, and spiced hop restraint, but diacetyl finish lowers efficiency.
Admirable chestnut-hued Kulmbacher-styled German knockoff offers sour yeast sinew, husked corn sweetness, and hop-dried roasted nuttiness to counter smoked chocolate bitterness. Caramelized mocha malting and veiled molasses creaminess lend latent full-bodied milk stout-like splendor.
Interesting dunkel weiss devoid of expectant wheat prominence borders on mild barleywine after chewy chocolate malt creaminess settles down. Hints of raisin and cocoa re-enforce strong alcohol thickness.
Dry auburn-hued German dark lager brings barley-toasted honeyed wheat and caramelized nuttiness to less salient soured chocolate finish. Minor tobacco roast knocks back slight astringency.
Closer to a nut brown ale than Munich dunkel, sacrificing bittersweet brown sugared black chocolate expectancy for earthen walnut and sweet hazelnut refuge. Metallic hop fizz hides sour prune-raisin-fig meander and burnt coffee retreat, shuffling off to faded cherry syrup pleasantry. Butter pecan finish loses effectiveness to oily encumbrance.
Frothy beige-headed dry body retains barley-wheat insistence and extreme hop-fueled carbonation settling to dank citric finish. Artisan well water fortifies fine, if unfulfilling, German rep.
Supposed ‘full-bodied’ dark lager has a lot goin’ on. Burnt hop bittering recalls musty red ale; earthen grain insinuation provokes uncomplicated pilsner; and berry-tinged finish glides like dreary summer ale. But murky mix is problematic.
Tame garnet-amber Czech lager lacks firm body, plying ashen chocolate-caramel malting to dry fig-date placidity and blanched hazelnut-chestnut reminder. Tepid sweet tea midst depletes tannic red grape and port wine acridity.
Smoky cured meat aroma and Band-Aid mouthfeel give inceptive prickly-hopped tongue a peppery spicing, but girding beechwood seasoning depletes barley roast. Instead, piquant amber lager settles to sudsy cocoa-chocolate malt frailty.
Deep black cherry ripeness increases wintry nutmeg-cinnamon essence for rich holiday treat. Orange-bruised clove-coriander spicing underscores insurgent stewed prune penetration, pecan-pied raisin-fig sequence, and honey-glazed finish, retaining confectionery medicinal deluge.