5 O'clock Shadow Double Black Lager | Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States | website
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%
Notes / Commercial Description:
5 O’Clock Shadow Double Black Lager is brewed in the German Schwarzbier (black beer) tradition. Schwarzbier is to lager what stout or porter is to ale. Like those dark British beers, Schwarzbier has long been considered nourishing and even curative. German doctors often recommend Schwarzbier for nursing mothers. Our Brewmaster, born in Munich, was the beneficiary of just such advice.
We have taken the traditional Schwarzbier, intended to be a “session beer” with typically moderate alcohol, and almost doubled its strength to 7.6% alcohol by volume. We brewed our version with a fine balance of crystal and roasted malts and spiced it with noble hops. We fermented 5 O’Clock Shadow at cold temperatures with a select German lager yeast and cold-conditioned it for over four months to create a velvety smooth, easy drinking springtime brew.
This German lager pours a deep brown, almost black color with ruby highlights. It has soft dark chocolate notes with hints of caramel and a light roasty finish.
Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-02-2012
Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 117
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black Lager from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.