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Monday, 14 January 2013

Breakfast Beer Tasting: Ramsbottom Craft Brewery Hartholz Dunkel

Who doesn’t like a little Dunkel in the morning? Well that’s the challenge today with a Germanic offering from Matt at Ramsbottom Craft. It’s another 500ml bottle-conditioned beer that tips the scales at 5.8%.

It poured the dark brown you’d expect from this style with good carbonation and a large beige head. The aroma was sweet malt, caramel and a little shot of cloves. Not overpowering, but you wouldn’t expect that with this type of beer.

Taste wise, it was more of the same, with the sweet malt doing a good job of disguising the high alcohol content. There’s also some nutmeg and a distinctive bubblegum twist before the short, sweet finish.

I’m guessing this is actually a Dunkelweizen as it has many of the characteristics I’d associate with that style. Then again, it might just be the left over pizza I had with it for breakfast. 

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