Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale) | Berghoff Brewery

Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale)Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
12.8%
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Avg: 3.21 | Ratings: 39
Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale)Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berghoff Brewery
Illinois, United States
berghoffbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 07-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,887
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
39
Liked:
5
Avg:
3.21/5
pDev:
16.2%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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12/26/16...pours rusty copper heady white foam. Active white bubbles, fast rising. Light hoppy nose, some pine. Light bitter malt pine and bubblegum notes. Lighter mouthfeel with a good bitter. Simplistic pale.

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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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Germaniac (Kotbusser Style Pale Ale) from Berghoff Brewery
Beer rating: 12.8% out of 100 with 39 ratings
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