Oak Aged Winterhammer
Barrel-Aged Heller Bock Lager
This small-batch Bock-style pale lager was finished and conditioned in lightly charred new American oak barrels. It exudes sophisticated malt complexity owing to the addition of Munich malts and via the decoction process. The beer pours a beautiful deep burnt orange with a white head; the aroma is reminiscent of fresh baked bread with a note of mild orange marmalade. Hints of oak and very light char are apparent; its bold malt-forward taste combines with toasted marshmallow, oak tannins, very mild vanilla and a delicate spice character. The finish is dry, allowing for pleasant, lingering complex notes of oak on the finish.