Who is Ted?

I'm the father of two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife. For fun, I enjoy the long hours of seemingly endless suffering that endurance sports (mostly running, cycling and triathlon)provide. During my "down time" I'm an avid beer snob and self-described gourmet chef (in other words I like to burn things on a stove or grill).

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Beer of the Week: dragonhosen

Time for another installment!  This week's guest is from the Boulder Beer Company.  It's their Imperial Oktoberfest beer dragonhosen (insert the two dots over the "o").  Boulder Beer is consistent in producing excellent beers (try their Slope Style IPA or Chocolate Porter!) so I was excited to see this one sitting in the cooler at the neighborhood liquor store.   dragonhosen has a copper color and and is fairly well balanced with a light to medium mouthfeel and maybe a touch of creaminess.  It has a very bright bite to it (it is 9% ABV) and is met with smooth caramel flavors.  Kind of interesting how the crispness of the beer sits on top of the richness, almost like two layers at once.  The finish hints that it might be bitter, but then it suddenly dissipates and there's a lingering, yet subtle sweetness.  This is a nice interpretation of the style.  You could drink two in a row, but not three.

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