La Nouvelle Bière: Barrier Brewing Company Undertow Dunkel Rauch


Creation: Undertow Dunkel Rauch

Creator: Barrier Brewing Company

Date of Birth: 04/14/12


Description: German-style Dunkel Rauch. 5.60%. After many months as a lone horse, Frau Blücher finally has her counterpart: Undertow — a German-inspired, beechwood-smoked, dark ale. The smokey character is prominent from the first smell, with hints of chocolate and burnt toast. A smooth malt backbone gives way to a mix of smoke and roasted malt flavors, with notes of smoked meat, char, chocolate, caramel, and the burnt underbelly of an oatmeal raisin cookie. Hop bitterness is medium-low with a crisp, lean finish and the lingering remnants of chocolate smoke. Pairs well with cool desert nights and ghost stories.

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niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.