Brunhilda - Idle Hands Craft Ales
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4.11/5 rDev +9%
Fresh growler picked up at the brewery. Poured this portion into a footed pilsner glass. Liquid comes out a dark cola brown, gets much darker ask it rises in the glass. When held up to the light it's the deepest/darkest red/brown it can possibly be while still being able to see through it. Plenty of dark red/amber highlights. It glows just enough that you can see through it, showing some nice clarity to it. A little darker than I expected, but I'm totally digging it, I tend to really like darker beers. Off white colored head with mostly small bubbles and little bit of lacing to it.
Smell is really good, huge malt backbone. Smells like a nice buttery home made brown biscuit crust. Nice hearty grains come through with a subtle fresh, earthy, grassy, straw hop aroma in the background. Really nice and smells fresh.
Taste is on par with the smell, I actually think I like it a little better. Same big malt bill thats rich and sweet. Not 100% sure, but guess a combination Munich, pale, caramel malts. Together they produce a nice bready biscuit crust toppled with a honey butter glaze. Hops are present, but produce more buttering than actual flavor; which is extremely appropriate for the style, Germans aren't big on hoppy beers in my experience.
Mouthfeel is on point. Nice lighter end of medium body with a slight lingering flavor. Moderate carbonation with an overall crisp and freeness to it. Very well balanced beer that starts out smooth and has a nice spicy and earthy/dry bitter finish. Really drinkable, almost got a 1/2 growler of this and I'm really glad I didn't, that would've gone way too quickly. Overall a really nice beer. I wouldn't mind seeing Idle Hands brew this beer again. Nice to see Idle Hands stretch their legs and try a new style, really showing their diversity an potential. I would say their first lager was a success and I hope to see them experiment a little more.
02-04-2014 02:43:59 | More by AndyAvalanche
Brunhilda from Idle Hands Craft Ales
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.