Beer Reviews: Urbock 23°

This Austrian beer falls under the doppelbock category, although it seems a tad light in coloring for me to fully believe that.

I was going to use this review to help explain what constitute both a bock beer and a doppelbock, but it started running far longer than I had anticipated. I’ll post this information tomorrow instead. For now, let me simply review the beer itself.

Appearance: Gold/Orange coloring. Translucent, with a light head, off white and yellow tint, that lasts all of maybe five minutes. Seems rather light for a doppelbock.

Smell: Lots of malt, and a hint of citrus. No hops to be found in the smell.

Taste: a bit more savory than sweet up front, although sweetness comes on soon enough. Nice malt taste, with what feels like a hint of smoke in the mix. The finish lasts a long while, which is pleasant, and there is a bit of hops here. Not much, but enough for it to make you aware.

Mouthfeel: It doesn’t zip on the palate, and, quite frankly, seems a bit lifeless. But it’s not bad per se, it’s just not making an impression. Light carbonation, and a slight creamy texture if you want to know.

Drinkabilty: It’s a good beer. Not a great one, but a good one. The coloring seems a bit off, and it didn’t jump off of the palate liked I hoped. But thr flavor makes up of the mouthfeel a fair amount.

Rating: B