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Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale) - Berghoff Brewery

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Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale)Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale)

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berghoff Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 07-23-2013

Scratch the surface of the German beer tradition and you find gems like this: a crisply bitter golden ale from Northern Germany that faded into obscurity a hundred years ago. With its subtle honey notes and small dose of molasses which gives it a lightly nutty character, this is a beer that deserves a much wider audience. We follow the classic recipe, with a mix of three types of malted barley, plus wheat and a dash of oats for a creamy texture, plus tiny amounts of Wisconsin cranberry honey and light molasses, both of which add subtle shading of aroma. Hopping is vigorous, and along noble lines, but amped up a bit with some North American varieties as well, just to keep it fresh-tasting and bold. It’s an ale fermentation, so there is a hint of fruitiness that plays nicely with the honey and molasses notes.
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Low rating for two reasons. 1. It had strong disacetyl flavor (esp) and aroma. 2. There was almost no carbonation. There is no american pale ale character and nothing here to remind you of German ales and lagers. The lack of carb means there is mobile to the beer, which might help bring sweetness into balance. Hops would have helped too. And the disacetyl is a big problem

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This one is so much better than the here u had from these guys. It's fuller bodied, might even have so e honey mixed in with the grain, and is hopped rather aggressively for a pale type. Looks nice from the tap. Darker than golden with a short lived frothy off white head. Sweet malty nose but more hops in the flavor. Medium bodied and frothy in feel, drinkable as any of the Berghoff stuff. Still not up to a higher craft standard, but not at all a bad beer to have when BMC stuff dominates the tap list at a place. That's true of all the beers I've had from these cats.

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Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale) from Berghoff Brewery
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