Thursday, October 20, 2011

Iron Hill Rauchtoberfest

I stopped in to Iron Hill Lancaster to sign up for the mug club and pick up some pumpkin beer bottles. While there, I ordered a glass of Rauchtoberfest. The beer pours a dark brown color with a frothy cream colored head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, caramel, grass hops, and a hint if smoke. The taste is roasted malts with a soft and slightly dry smokiness and a sweet and smooth caramel base. Some grass comes out in the finish along with a hint of salt. The alcohol content is 6.0% ABV. The waitress cautioned that this beer was rather smoky, but I thought that the smoke was subtle and not overpowering. I highly recommend this beer, as the smoke provides a nice balance to the caramel sweetness.

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