- River Ridge
Tonight I'm drinking "Andygator!"
It's a helles doppelbock (hell's double-bock), and my first thought was that the flavor reminded me a lot of the Deschutes Black Butte Porter, though maybe not quite as rich. Makes sense, right? A double bock should be a pretty dark beer... but, what the heck is a helles doppelbock?
I looked it up (wikipedia covers it pretty well), and it turns out that "helles" refers to "light in color," even though a double-bock should be extra dark... That's like calling a beer "pale-porter!"
So, I poured some into a clear glass, and sure enough... it's a light colored beer with a dark beer taste!
I love it, and with 8% alcohol, it's already improving my evening!
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If you like the Mosaic hop try Mosaic-Hero from Revolution Brewing sometime. Imo, very good.