Kurt's Mile High Malt - Wynkoop Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pretty interesting item. According to the menu it was brewed in honor of author Kurt Vonnegut. It's being billed as an Export lager brewed with coffee. Since there are so few lagers being brewed with unusual ingredients, this is already a winner in my eyes.
Arrives an unusual shade of brown. Looks like a dunkel-weizen, only it's clearly filtered. It just has that tan/light brown color. It's got a little foam head on the top, but nothing huge.
Smell is sweet and chocolaty, but it has that distinct lager grain bill and clean yeast smell.
Taste is sweet and I'd say it leans more in the chocolate flavor direction than coffee. The coffee is really only coming through in the finish. It might be the name subconsciously affecting me, but the flavor of malted milk balls is there. It's not annoyingly sweet like you might think. I think it's just the natural alcohol and malt of the export blending with the coffee.
It's a nice combination of thickness (to retain all that malt flavor) and liquid to go down easy.
I can't say I've had much like this. Reminds me a little of a dunkel lager, but it's sweeter and the hops are toned down. It's got some of the chocolate profile from a dunkel-weiss (minus the banana notes) but it's got that lager clean finish.
I like it!
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2007 15:45:35 | More by Domingo
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I asked if this was a "malt bomb" and the bartender said, "almost".
Hazy dark golden body provided a nice foundation for the white head, which blossomed up to about 2 fingers. Quick swirl of the glass later on reproduced a repsectable head, good lacing.
Aroma of mocha coffee is rich. Malt is sweet and sticky. Never smelled this much coffee in a lager.
Taste is a soft malt nose, strong coffee middle and a sticky finish. Slight citrus keep the malt from running away in this brew. As the glass was drained, the coffee turned into more of an earthy malt and grain taste, sapping the pleasure a bit for me. I'm a hop head, so I was lenient in the drinkability rating: i actually gave the rest of the beer to a friend, and moved on to the Monkey Fist.
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2007 19:42:25 | More by Mebuzzard
Kurt's Mile High Malt from Wynkoop Brewing Company
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