Mother In Lager - Karbach Brewing Co.
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Reviews by woodychandler:
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
The wondrous JenRay sent this to me for inclusion in The CANQuest (TM) and I am so thankful that I am going to try and meet up with her in NYC in a couple/few weeks! Another of my traders to be CANverted into an in-person trader, thanks to The CANQuest (TM).
From the CAN: "Brewed in Texas"; "Seasonal"; "winter's here"; "Proudly Brewed in Texas"; "Yes Ma'am. What [CAN] you say about the woman who brings a big serving of judgment to every occasion? Sometimes it's best to say nothing at all. Mother-in-Lager recognizes those who have shown glimpses of sweetness through their otherwise bitter exterior and feels for those who put up with it. Brewed with dark malts and German hops, this brew[']s depth of flavor will allow you to relax and bite your tongue while she reorganizes your entire kitchen. So grab a Mother-in-Lager and be prepared for the next time she comes to visit. It's going to be a long, cold night. Aww[,] who are we kidding? No matter what she may say or do, we still love her!"; "Respect Mother Earth".
The last time that I was in Houston, Texas was for the Fourth of July, 2008 and I was not aware of Karbach's existence (if they even truly did exist), but I am enthusiastic about their willingness to CAN their beers!
There is nothing like the sound of the Crack! to inspire an inverted Glug and thus, we were off and running. I always get a kick out of the ensuing pseudo-cascade, especially in the darker beers and this was no exception. After settling, I had just over two fingers of deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep-ruby/garnet (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of milk chocolate and bread or biscuits, which was nice without being cloying or overdone. I began to see some nice lacing form as the head fell. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was unexpectedly more bitter than the nose had led me to think. I really liked this as a result! Think about it - a CANned lager from a microbrewery, which is unusual in and of itself, but then one that did not evince the usual sweetness of the style. Sure, it had a chocolate/cocoa sweetish flavor from the malt, but it was downplayed by the grassiness of the hops, making it an eminently drinkable beer. Finish was semi-sweet and really a nice change of pace for me of late.
04-24-2014 15:13:22 | More by woodychandler
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
Pretty decent sized light brown to tan colored head slowly settles leaving a bit of lacing clinging to the edges as it recedes above a deep reddish amber colored beer.
Well roasted caramel malt aroma bordering on warmed dark chocolates.
Smooth dark roasted malts taste with a light Hershey's dark milk chocolate edge to it.
Dryish aftertaste with a bit of the dark malts tastes hanging around with this smooth and creamy medium bodied drink.
Smooth and tasty, pretty pleased with buying this stuff, just wish I had bought more.
12-10-2013 20:19:50 | More by LXIXME
3.53/5 rDev -8.3%
12 oz can pours a dark brown color with a creamy tan head. Ok retention and great swiss-cheese lace. Pretty good looking brew
Nose is roasty with an astringent malt backdrop. Not the typical smooth choco/toasty malt I am used to in a Dunkel.
Hmmmm, mild chocolate and bigger roast. The malts just dont really smooth out the way a good Dunkel does. Pretty much a letdown for Karbach after many a good canned seasonal....and this coming from a huge Dunkel fan. Mouthfeel is actually a high point despite the roast. Carbonation is fine-bubbled. Its not horrible, but with some of the recent successes from Karbach and my love for the Dunkel style, I was hoping for something special.
10-25-2013 03:24:04 | More by twiggamortis420
Mother In Lager from Karbach Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.