Steinbier Lager – Steel & Oak Brewing (Freigeist Bierkultur)

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster did a collaboration with Freigeist Bierkultur of Germany called the “Steinbier Lager”.  A Steinbier is a style of beer where you super heat grainte rocks then run the hot wort over the rocks causing the wort to caramelize.  The beer pours an amber colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of lots of malts, caramel and a fruity finish.  The flavour is of caramel, sweet toffee, mild resin, earth and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 30.  This is one of two or three of this style I have been able to try and I am a big fan.  Running the beer over the hot rocks helps build a large caramel flavour without a huge alcohol content.

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