BUCK’S BREW FOR YOU
A favourite with Ontario beer consumers is the Doppelbock from the Hoess Brewery located in Immenstadt in the foothills of Germany’s Bavarian Alps. It’s back again for a seasonal fall release. Brewed with 75 % dark malts, its distinct maltiness leads out of the gate, followed with a mellow full body in the middle and then enters the home stretch with a light hop bitterness in the end spurt. It clocks in at a respectable 7.3 % alc./vol. but it is beautifully balanced with no impression of a slightly elevated level of alcohol. That it received the top award, the Gold Medal from the World Beer Cup championships for the dark beer category, is a further testament to the quality and brewing tradition of the Hoess family that goes back to 1657. The brand name is Doppel Hirsch, which means Double Buck, as it shows two bucks duking it out with their antlers locked in combat. They could be fighting over that cute little doe on the rainbow, licking her lips and swagging her white puff tail while prancing around on a pile of logs.
HOESS DOPPEL HIRSCH DOPPELBOCK 500 ML S106237, $4.40.