Saturday, April 28, 2012

Eggenberg Dunkel Beer -- A Beer to Enjoy

I have always been a fan of the dunkel beer – dark beer, as translated from German. I grew this love during my stay in Vienna, Austria.
Not as dark as a Guinness, its dark reddish-brown fusion had an allure. But more than the colour, it was the taste – with a tinge of sweetness to it.

I had never managed to find its equivalent in Canada. Until recently.

I was poring through the LCBO shelves for something new when my eyes landed on the Eggenberg Doppelbock Dunkel.
Eggenberg Doppelbock Dunkel Beer

I could not remove my eyes from the word ‘Dunkel’. After more than a decade I am seeing it.

Immediately, I grabbed as many bottles as I could.

It is brewed by Schloss Eggenberg, which is considered as one of the world’s oldest breweries, with more than a thousand-year-old tradition.

A bock is defined as strong lager from Germany. The doppelbock is stronger t han a bock.

And true to its definition, the Doppelbock is malty and has its tinge of sweetness. It is very rich in froth.

An interesting article on dark beers: Dunkel, a Beer Ideal for Long Debates (New York Times)

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