Saturday, March 12, 2011
New Holland Charkoota Rye Smoked Doppelbock Lager
I picked up a bottle of New Holland Charkoota Rye Smoked Doppelbock Lager from Latimer Deli in Philadelphia, PA. The beer pours a dark amber color with a thin tan head. The aroma consists of a great smoke aroma with a nice malty base with some caramel. The taste is bold and smoky with plenty of toasted malts. The base of this beer has a wonderful caramel flavor. The finish sweetens before the after taste brings back the dry smoky flavor. The alcohol content is 8.17% ABV. This smoked doppelbock was wonderful and had an excellent smoked flavor, all built on a sweet and enjoyable caramel flavor.