Updated Apr 23, 2012 - 5:02 pm
The Sunday Fill: Das BOOT!
Welcome back to The Sunday Fill! I have had several growler free Sundays, and let me tell you, that is not the way to spend your Sunday. Knowing that there is an ice cold growler of beer in the fridge, fresh from the tap, is the only way to ease yourself back into the work week.
This weeks Sunday Fill comes from Double Mountain Brewery located in Hood River, Oregon. Makers of such fine beers as The Vaporizer and Hop Lava, this Oregon brewery has been cranking out fantastic beers since 2007. My fill this Sunday is Das Boot, an altbier hopped like a Pac Northwest pale. The color is an earthy brown with a fluffy white head of foam. The aroma is of spicy, citrus hops and warm malt notes. The flavor is nutty and toasty with a nice hit of carameled bread, and deliciously hoppy. The malts are German indeed, and the cold fermentation gives it a rounded mouth feel. The hop profile is a well balanced mixture of German hop spice, and citrus, floral West Coast bitterness.
Das Boot from Double Mountain is an interesting beer and I was thrilled to find it on tap at Old Town Alehouse during their half price growler fill Sunday. This is a beer my wife and I both can get behind 100%. She loves the old world malt flavors, and I am a child of the West Coast hop world. Das Boot holds the best of both styles within it's earthy body and beneath it's ivory white head of foam. Delicious.
(Post and Photos by Dean Westling)
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