Brazenly musky German-styled bock (bottled by Wisconsin’s Stevens Point Brewery) seems somewhat reminiscent of England’s once-dominant Watney’s Red Barrel with its sludge-watered mineral graining and dewy earthen moss complementing sweetly creamed chocolate malting. Tea-like residue at back end picks up wheat whiskey snip. Recessive black cherry, raisin and grape nuances waver below. An excellent strong lager that’s easy on the palate despite its perfectly ‘skanky’ and dirty overall appeal.


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